Abortion after care

Abortion aftercare helps you pay more attention to both your emotional and physical health. although there will usually be a little pain and bleeding, recovery usually happens fairly quickly for most women after an Abortion.  Most women bleed for around 1-2 weeks after Abortion, use sanitary towels during this time. Bleeding will be like a normal menstrual period and you may also pass some small blood clots. In most cases the bleeding will then stop but you may experience spotting until your next period. Should you experience any of the following symptoms below. Please call our Aftercare Line immediately.

What To Expect At Home

These procedures are very safe and low risk. You will likely recover without problems. It may take a few days to feel well.

You may have cramps that feel like menstrual cramps for a few days to 2 weeks. You may have light vaginal bleeding or spotting for up to 4 weeks.

Your normal period will likely return in 4 to 6 weeks.

It is normal to feel sad or depressed after this procedure. Seek help from your health care provider or a counselor if these feelings do not go away. A family member or friend can also provide comfort.


To relieve discomfort or pain in your abdomen:

  • Take a warm bath. Make sure the bath is cleaned with disinfectant prior to each use.
  • Apply a heating pad to your lower abdomen or place a hot water bottle filled with warm water on your abdomen.
  • Take over-the-counter painkillers as instructed.

Follow these activity guidelines after your procedure:

  • Rest as needed.
  • DO NOT do any strenuous activity the first few days. This includes not lifting anything heavier than 10 pounds or 4.5 kilograms (about the weight of a 1-gallon or 4 liters milk jug).
  • Also, DO NOT do any aerobic activity, including running or working out. Light housework is fine.
  • Use pads to absorb bleeding and drainage from your vagina. Change the pads every 2 to 4 hours to avoid infection.
  • DO NOT use tampons or put anything in your vagina, including douching.
  • DO NOT have vaginal intercourse for 2 to 3 weeks, or until cleared by your health care provider.
  • Take any other medicine, such as an antibiotic, as instructed.
  • Begin using prevention right after your procedure. It is possible to get pregnant again even before your normal period resumes. Birth control can help prevent unplanned pregnancies. Be aware though, unplanned pregnancies can occur even when you use birth control.


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