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Pregnancy Termination

At Mississauga Woman’s Clinic pregnancy termination or the abortion procedure is performed by specially trained doctors with the assistance of two registered nurses selected for their experience, knowledge, and compassion.

The abortion procedure takes between 3 and 8 minutes to complete and is performed under IV sedation medication and local anesthesia. Please note that you will be awake during the procedure.

Recovery from the procedure is fast and most patients feel ready to leave in approximately 30 minutes.

Abortion Procedure Under 12 Weeks Gestation

You will be asked to lie down on an examination table, just as you would for a routine Pelvic Exam or Pap Test. An ultrasound will be done and you will be given IV sedation medication for comfort and to lessen the pain.

Following, the doctor will gently place a speculum into the vagina, cleanse the cervix, and apply local anesthesia. Using small tapered rods the doctor will gently dilate the cervical canal and, using a small hallow tube attached to an aspirator, empty the uterine contents.

Abortion Procedure between 12 and 14 Weeks Gestation

You will be asked to lie down on an examination table, just as you would for a routine Pelvic Exam or Pap Test. An ultrasound will be done. Following the ultrasound, the doctor will place medication into the vagina to soften and prepare the cervix for dilation.

After 2 hours you will be brought back to the operating room and given IV sedation medication for comfort and to lessen the pain. The doctor will then gently place a speculum into the vagina, cleanse the cervix, and apply local anesthesia. Using small tapered rods the doctor will gently dilate the cervical canal and, using a small hallow tube attached to an aspirator, empty the uterine contents.

Abortion Procedure between 14 and 16 Weeks Gestation – 2 Day Procedure

Day 1

You will be asked to lie down on an examination table, just as you would for a routine Pelvic Exam or Pap Test. An ultrasound will be done after which the doctor will place a laminaria tent(s) inside your cervix for gentle overnight dilatation. Following, the doctor will place a tampon into your vagina to hold the tent(s) in place. After this, you will receive written instructions and go home.

Day 2

You will be asked to lie down on an examination table, just as you would for a routine Pelvic Exam or Pap Test. You will be given IV sedation medication for comfort and to lessen the pain.

Following, the doctor will gently place a speculum into the vagina, remove the tampon and the tent(s), cleanse the cervix, and apply local anesthesia. The doctor will then gently place a speculum into the vagina, cleanse the cervix, and apply local anesthesia. Using small tapered rods the doctor will gently dilate the cervical canal and, using a small hallow tube attached to an aspirator, empty the uterine contents.