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Doctor insights on: Second Trimester Abortion Procedure

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What happens during 2nd trimester abortion?

What happens during 2nd trimester abortion?

Uterine evacuation.: Surgical or medical/mechanical methods can be used to empty the gravid uterus in the second trimester. The earlier one decides to terminate a pregnancy the safer, less costly, less traumatizing and faster it is. Consult with your gynecologist for additional details. ...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


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What are the problems with a second trimester abortion?

What are the problems with a second trimester abortion?

BIG: It may permanently damage the cervix causing premature delivery of the future pregnancies. And the cervical incompetence may not be diagnosed in advance until detrimental result irreversibly. ...Read more

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Is there any way to have a abortion in the second trimester from home?

Is there any way to have a abortion in the second trimester from home?

No: This is a complex medical procedure that should be performed in the setting of a healthcare facility. ...Read more

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What type of abortion is best for a first trimester termination?

What type of abortion is best for a first trimester termination?

Medical or surgical: Pregnancy can be terminated using surgery (d&c, "dilation and curretage") or a combination of two medications taken by mouth. Medical abortion should be performed by the 49th day of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?

Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?

Depends: This depends on when you believe life starts. Some say it is at conception when the egg and sperm join. Some say it is at about 24 weeks pregnant when the baby has a chance at surviving if it were born. Others say it is not until birth. This is a true ethical debate. ...Read more

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How long after a 1st trimester abortion can I have breast augmentation?

Probably 4-6 months: I would recommend waiting a minimum of 3 months and many would advise 6 months to allow your metabolism to return to baseline. ...Read more

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