A Note From The Founder / Dr James S Pendergraft
Late Term Abortion Specialist In USA
For the past 25 years, we have been committed to developing cutting edge surgical and medical procedure techniques that are safe and efficient for terminating pregnancies between 3 to 24 weeks gestation. Our facilities exceed strict state required standards. The offices have the latest lab and medical equipment and are designed for patient comfort and safety. Patients receive the highest quality medical care from our warm, friendly, compassionate and caring staff.
The Abortion Options in the United States include the medical abortion procedure which can be performed for women who are 3 to 24 weeks gestation and may be started and completed in 24 hours or less in 99% of patients. The abortion pill procedure can be performed after fetal viability (further than 22 to 24 weeks though viability based on individual basis) or the third trimester of pregnancy (28 weeks or further) if the pregnancy is a threat to the mother’s life or health, significant fetal abnormality, genetic defect, rape or incest. There is less than a 1% chance of needing to use surgical instruments.
The Women’s Centers Physicians and staff have the latest training in performing early abortion procedures (3 to 6 weeks) surgically or medically. Medical abortions (non-surgical) in the second trimester (12.5 to 24 weeks) and late term abortions have been performed for over 12 years. The demand to perform Early Abortions has increased exponentially over the past several years. This is due to women being able to find out they are pregnant much sooner than they ever have. It is not uncommon for the pregnancy test to be positive before the patient misses her first menstrual period. At our Women’s Centers, we have been performing early abortion procedures both surgically and medically for more than 14 years. Women often choose the medical abortion because of fear of surgery or anesthesia, and because the medications can be taken in the privacy of their home with their supporting partner allowing for a more personal and private option.
Abortions performed before the 6th week of gestation are at the forefront of how abortions will be performed in the future as the majority of abortions will occur during this time. There are less moral and ethical personal conflicts associated with having an abortion performed earlier in pregnancy. The earlier in pregnancy the abortion is performed the less fetal development, fewer complications, and less guilt. There is also less discomfort involved as most patients are able to resume their routine activities once leaving the offices. This includes being able to have sexual intercourse the next day following the surgical procedure.
For patients who are not able to take advantage of the early surgical or medical abortion, we offer surgical or medical terminations up to 24 weeks gestation in Florida. Abortions may be performed using the medical abortion pill procedure in the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area beyond 24 to 26 weeks where the pregnancy is a threat to the woman’s life or health, there is a fetal genetic abnormality or a significant fetal defect, rape or incest. The medical abortion pill procedure can be started and completed in 24 hours or less in 99% of cases with minimal to no complications. The medical abortion can be used for terminating first, second, third trimester of pregnancy and late term abortion without the need for surgical instruments in 99% of cases. The average time from the start to the end of the procedure is approximately 10 to 16 hours. The majority of clinics that provide terminations in the second trimester or late terms of pregnancy perform a two and sometimes three day procedure.
The abortion pill medications most commonly used are RU486 (Mifepristone, Mifeprex, Mifegyne) and Misoprostol (Cytotec). RU486 works by blocking the hormone progesterone from binding to the uterine receptors. Progesterone is necessary to maintain early pregnancies. The withdrawal of progesterone causes sloughing of the lining of the uterus and destruction of the uterine vessels which allows separation of the pregnancy from the uterine wall. Additionally; the cervix becomes soft and dilated. There is an increase in the intrauterine pressure and contractions. The uterus has an increased sensitivity to prostaglandins. Misoprostol works by binding to progesterone receptors on the uterus which causes the pregnant uterus contract which expels the fetus from the intrauterine cavity.
We have a referral abortion clinic office in the Washington D.C. area. Women come from different cities in Virginia, Maryland and the Washington D.C area which include Northern Virginia area (Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, and Manassas, McLean, Vienna, Tysons Corner), Richmond, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, College Park, Laurel, Greenbelt, Rockville, White Oak, Silver Springs, Cheverly, Germantown and Waldorf for our expertise in performing the one day (same day) abortion pill procedure that is performed in the first trimester (3 to 14 weeks), second trimester (14.1 to 24 weeks) and late term pregnancy. The majority of abortion clinics in the US do not perform the abortion pill procedure past 7 to 10 weeks. Our Physicians and consultants have over 100 years combined experience using the medical abortion pill process which Dr. Pendergraft developed in 1990.
We have successfully treated thousands of women from the Northeast and Southeast corridors of the United States (i.e. New York [New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens], New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Massachusetts (Boston), Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana) and other parts of the United States and throughout the World for the medical abortion pill procedure for all gestational ages including women in the third trimester of pregnancy (28 weeks or further) with the legal indications for abortion in our DC referral area clinic. There is easy access traveling to the D.C. referral office area by train, three airports (Dulles, Washington Reagan, Baltimore-Washington), bus or private vehicle.
Late term abortion physicians have become very scarce. In today’s political environment, third trimester abortion providers are being harassed by anti-abortion legislators and politicians with agendas designed to stop late term abortion through unfounded suspension and revocation of their medical licenses. The fear of physical harm or even assassination are true realities that third trimester abortion providers continue to face.
LateTermAbortion.net LLC have late/third trimester termination providers with over 60 years of combined experience in performing fetal and medically indicated late term and third trimester abortions when the mother’s life and health are in danger or when the fetus has developed deformities or chromosomal abnormalities that are incompatible with life.
The Women’s Center facilities are here to give you comfort, compassion, and the utmost respect. Our late term abortion physicians are able to provide you with the most advanced methods available for terminating second trimester, third trimester and late term abortion. I thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you in one of the most difficult times in your life. Immediate appointments are generally available.
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