What to expect on the day
When you arrive at one of our clinics, you'll have a consultation (if you've not already had a phone consultation) and medical assessment with one of our specialist nurses.
They'll check how many weeks you have been pregnant with an ultrasound scan. They’ll also discuss your medical history, talk about contraceptives, and go through the medical abortion process with you in detail.
You’ll take two sets of pills as part of your abortion. The first pill - mifepristone - is swallowed with water in the clinic. The second set of abortion pills - misoprostol - are also taken in the clinic. In some of our centres, the second set of pills can be given to you to take at home, depending on whether you are eligible. Not all of our centres and clinics are currently providing this service. We will talk you through available options at your appointment.
There are two different ways to take misoprostol, either by mouth (dissolved between the cheek and gum) or by inserting the pills into your vagina. The method will depend on the amount of time taken between the first and second set of pills.
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