Daytime Clinic Same Day Second Trimester/Late Term Abortion Medical Abortion Services
Medical Abortion: Performing Abortions from 3 to 24 weeks. On average, completed within 10 hours with a range from 4 to 24 hours verses a 3 to 4 day procedure.
Medical Abortion: First Trimester, Second Trimester, Late Term Abortion (3 to 24 weeks gestation) and Third Trimester (28 weeks or further) where medically indicated. Evaluation, consultation, and referrals performed as required. No Surgical Instruments Required 94 to 99% of the Time. 99% Completion of Abortion in Less than 24 Hours. Average of 10 to 18 Hours to Complete Abortion Process.
The abortion pill medications commonly used to induce first trimester, second trimester, late term and third trimester abortion when medically and therapeutically indicated commonly use the combination of Mifepristone (RU 486, Mifeprex, Mifegyne) and Cytotec (Misoprostol). Medical and therapeutic indications for third trimester include pregnancies that are life threatening to the mother's life or health, a significant fetal abnormality, genetic defect, rape or incest.
There are no standard dosages, route of administration or frequency for how the abortifacient induction of labor medications are given. They should be administered based on the patient's medical history, tolerance to the medications, process and progress of labor and the side effects that the patient may have. This process requires Physicians who have extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in performing the procedure. Our Physicians have been performing early to late term abortions in an outpatient and hospital setting for over 25 years. There are few if any physicians that have the combined years of expertise that the Women's Centers have in performing the abortion pill medical induction procedure. The process is started and completed in patients who are 3 to 24 weeks within 24 hours or less in 99% of patients with minimal to no complications.
What is the technique used to reduce second trimester and late term abortion procedures from 3 to 4 days down to only one?
In the past, medical statistics reported a higher complication rate associated with the instillation of intrauterine medications such as hypertonic saline (24% NaCl), or Urea to induce labor. Complications associated with the instillation methods can still occur (peritonitis, bowel injury, infections, renal shut down, hypernatremia, extravasation of the hypertonic saline into the maternal blood stream, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) and even death), but due to recent advances in ultrasound technology which now show exact placement of the medication instilled into the uterine cavity the reasons have been diminished tremendously. Additionally; the length of time it now takes for the patient to deliver has been vastly decreased from an average of 48 hours to less than 24. It is this difference that appears to have reduced the incidence of infection and DIC as the more rapid delivery process reduces the complication rate. The new and improved medical induction methods using medications taken by mouth, inserted vaginally or given intravenously have resulted in this safer, more efficient method. Additionally, another medication may be given to further enhance the delivery process by increasing the sensitivity of the uterus to the medications used to induce labor. In essence, 99% of second trimester and late term abortion procedures at the Women's Centers Abortion Clinic offices are completed within one day using this medical abortion pill, hypertonic instillation induction technique.
Use of Laminaria for cervical ripening and expediting the delivery process.
Safety and Pain Associated with Medical Abortion Pill Second Trimester Late Term Abortion
Less than 10% of patients having the Medical Abortion Pill procedure from 3 to 10 weeks require narcotic pain medications and over 50% of patients do not require any pain medication at all. The most common side effects of the Medical Abortion Pill are nausea, diarrhea, chills and fever, lower abdominal and lower back pain and vaginal bleeding. The advantage of the medical induction procedure is that over 90% of patients do not have to have surgery and the fetal tissue is delivered intact. This is important for the patients and families who may want to see, hold, or say goodbye in their own special way. Other advantages of the abortion pill procedure is that it can be performed at home with the woman’s loved one, family or friend present and with maximum privacy and confidentiality.
For women between 14.5 to 16 weeks gestation who do not want a surgical procedure, having the medical abortion procedure is the best option. However, due to the higher incidence of heavy vaginal bleeding, we highly recommend patients remain overnight or within a short distance from our medical facility.
Daytime Clinic Same Day Second Trimester/Late Term Abortion Medical Abortion Service
What About Patients Who Cannot or Do Not Wish To Stay Overnight?
Many patients face transportation, family responsibilities, childcare or other issues which prevent them from being away from home over night. Some are more comfortable staying at a hotel with their husbands, significant others or family members. Some may have concerns about Laminaria placement. For those patients, we can offer the Second Trimester and Late Term Daytime Abortion Service. This is not a new method and is performed quite commonly in China, Europe and India. It involves coming to our office generally on a Monday when the patient is given medications that prepare the uterus to go into labor. Nothing else occurs for 36 to 48 hours and when the patient returns early on Wednesday morning, she is put in labor which results in delivery on average of approximately 4 to 7 hours. Thus, the term Daytime Clinic Same Day Second Trimester/Late Term Abortion Medical Abortion Service. Patients generally recover and are ready to leave the Abortion Clinic facility by 5 PM the same afternoon.
We are the only facility in the United States that performs this efficient, highly effective, and most importantly, safe procedure.
Risks of Medical Abortion Induction
The Cost of the Medical Abortion (Abortion Pill) Procedure is similar to that of the surgical suction aspiration abortion procedure from 3 to 14 weeks which is customarily between $300.00 to $1,500.00 depending on the location, the number of weeks of the pregnancy and what the individual Physicians may charge. The further the weeks of gestation, the more specialized the procedure becomes, and therefore more costly the fee. Patients who are 14.1 to 24 weeks may be charged $1,000.00 to $12,000.00 depending on a number of factors which must be considered. For patients who require a late term abortion (20 weeks or further) the price may range from $1,000.00 to $35,000.00. For patients who are not able to afford our regular prices or those of our affiliates, we may be able to significantly reduce the price of the procedure for those who qualify.
We understand your concerns at this difficult time and how overwhelming and stressful all of this information may seem. We’re not only here to perform a highly specialized service, but also to provide the care and understanding you deserve.
A patient may request an exclusive or private appointment with Dr. Pendergraft by contacting him by E-mail preferable at: Drpendergraft@gmail.com or call him directly at 321-445-2545 or call office location nearest you by clicking locations. Same day appointments can be arranged.
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Orlando Abortion Clinic
1103 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL 32806
Ph (407) 245-7999
Toll Free (877) 692-2273
EPOC Abortion Clinic
609 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
Ph (407) 898-2046
Toll Free (877) 376-2227
Ocala Abortion Clinic
108 NW Pine Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
Ph (352) 401-9288
Toll Free (877) 622-5234
Tampa Abortion Clinic
502 South Magnolia Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Ph (813) 258-5995
Toll Free (877) 966-3672
2001 W. Oakland Pk Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Ph (954) 733-0121
Toll Free (877) 966-3673