The Ocala Women’s Center was established in 1998. It is located in the historic downtown district and conveniently located to I-75. The center offers the latest, safest and most advanced abortion methods. Services performed in this large, modern facility are provided by a supportive, compassionate medical team of highly dedicated individuals. The Ocala Women’s Center specializes in non-surgical, medical and surgical abortion procedures from early to late second trimester, including the most advanced Abortion By Pill methods. The non-surgical abortion methods include RU486 (Mifeprex, Misoprostol, abortion pill, French pill), Methotrexate, Tamoxifen, and Cytotec (Misoprostol).
Our physicians perform Same Day Abortion Procedures using medications that are taken on the first day of the office visit and will cause the abortion to occur generally within 4 to 6 hours (as early as 30 minutes) for patients who are 3 to 12 weeks pregnant. When Mifepristone and Misoprostol are used, 50% of patients are completed within 4 to 6 hours; 75 to 80% in 12 hours; and 90% in 24 hours. Our Same Day process allows for completion without the need for surgery 99% of the time. All advanced second trimester and late term pregnancies (17 to 24 weeks or greater) can be completed in 24 hours or less 99% of the time without the need surgery. The procedure is completed with minimal to no complications.
Many women are concerned about a surgical abortion procedure because of possible intra-operative and post-operative complications. Although surgical abortions are safe; however, complications such as perforation of the uterus, cervical tears, bowel and bladder injury, damage to the fallopian tubes and ovaries can occur.
Privacy is an important concern for most women. Same Day Abortion Procedures allow for complete confidentiality and privacy and do require a driver or escort. A follow-up sonogram is not necessary with the Same Day procedure because a sonogram is performed prior to patient discharge. Patients who cannot remain after taking the medication may return to the office the following day or as soon as possible if they are less than 12 weeks gestation. This procedure is highly safe and very effective.
Some patients prefer the surgical abortion process because the procedure is completed during the first visit. For those patients we offer Advanced IV Sedation at no charge in our Ocala location. Advanced IV Sedation consists of a sleep inducing injection which produces a safe, 3 minute, painless procedure. Patients are nearly fully awake and able to engage in conversation in a matter of minutes. Generally, within 45 minutes, patients can be discharged from recovery and are able to drive themselves home without residual effects from the sedation medications.
Patients who receive Advanced IV Sedation do not have to stop eating at midnight before the day of their procedure. Studies have shown that there are fewer complications associated with eating and drinking up to 4 hours before surgery, and patients are able to drink clear liquids up to 2 hours before surgery. Patients who are permitted to drink up to two hours prior to surgery experience a reduction in anxiety and have less stress without side effects or complications such as dehydration and abnormal blood sugars. Advanced IV Sedation produces a rapid onset of sleepiness and a significant reduction in anxiety, nervousness and irritability. Advanced technology medications pose fewer risks and side effects than most modern narcotics. Within 3 to 10 minutes after administration there are no residual effects because the advanced sedation does not remain in the body.
For patients with financial hardships, we may be able to offer significantly reduced prices for those who qualify. Occasionally we offer services at no cost and urge you to return to our website often. Please see cost savings coupon for our Ocala, Tampa and Orlando locations.
Patients can ovulate 6 days after an abortion procedure. We provide Emergency Contraception at no charge and encourage patients to take advantage of this free service.
Our offices are managed by women who care deeply about how women feel. We understand that terminating a pregnancy can be a stressful, difficult decision. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of healthcare at the lowest possible cost.
If you or someone you love is faced with an unplanned pregnancy, we’re here to help. The Ocala Women’s Center provides a full spectrum of family planning, birth control and gynecological services. We invite you to call or visit this modern, comfortable office at anytime. Services are provided in a supportive, compassionate environment where the safety and well being of our patients is always our first priority.
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