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How late in pregnancy can a woman safely get an abortion?

How late in pregnancy can a woman safely get an abortion?

Earlier is safer.: In general, the earlier in pregnancy abortion is done, the safer. Abortions beyond the first trimester (13 weeks) will put a woman at icreased risks. The latest in pregnancy an abortion can be obtained will vary from state to state, and are almost never done beyond 24 weeks gestation. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If someone is in 6-week pregnancy, would it be too late to use the abortion pill ru486?

RU489 is FDA : Approved for use up to 49 days after the last menstrual period. I don't know if a particular physician would be willing to use it off -label after 49 days. ...Read more

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When do your periods regulate after an abortion. I had my first one after i had passed it now i'm late with the 2nd n took a pregnancy test neg.

It varies: Your period usually returns fairly quickly after the procedure but it can take several months depending on the individual person. It is similar to when a person has a miscarriage. If you are having pain or are concerned that your period has not returned after several months follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for an alternate abortion. Before late period early pregnancy.

What can I do for an alternate abortion. Before late period early pregnancy.

No such thing: You are asking for something that is not real or available. Please this is not the forum to discuss abortions. You have been given accurate and compassionate advice already. You are not even confirmed to be pregnant yet. There can be no treatment at this point until you have or do not have a period. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 3 months ago. Trying to get pregnant again but my second period is late and pregnancy test is negative. What's wrong?

I had an abortion 3 months ago. Trying to get pregnant again but my second period is late and pregnancy test is negative. What's wrong?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I did an abortion 5 months ago... Now my period is a week late and a negative pregnancy tests. I have never skip a month without getting my period .

I did an abortion 5 months ago... Now my period is a week late and a negative pregnancy tests. I have never skip a month without getting my period .

Possibility of preg?: A doctor can check to look for a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of mucus discharge, of their periods, or a missed period on occasion (due to changes in hormones). A pregnancy test can be done the week after a missed period, or 3 weeks after sex, if worried about pregnancy. If symptoms are persistent, an ob-gyn exam may be a good idea. ...Read more

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I'm 2 weeks late for period already.I'm trying to conceive.However i took pregnancy test 4 days ago & it's negative.I hd abortion twice, 6 yrs back.

I'm 2 weeks late for period already.I'm trying to conceive.However i took pregnancy test 4 days ago & it's negative.I hd abortion twice, 6 yrs back.

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more