First Trimester Surgical Abortion

in North Philadelphia

First Trimester Surgical Abortion

in North Philadelphia

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First Trimester Surgical Abortion Procedure in North Philadelphia

  • Patient lies on her back with feet in stirrups and a speculum is inserted to open the vagina.
  • A local anesthetic is administered to her cervix. Then, a tenaculum (a slender sharp pointed hook attached to a handle and used mainly in surgery for seizing and holding parts) is used to hold the cervix in place for the cervix to be dilated by cone shaped rods.
  • When the cervix is wide enough, a cannula (a long plastic tube connected to a suction device) is inserted into the uterus to suction out the baby and placenta.
  • The procedure is usually short, but recovery may require staying at the clinic for a few hours.

Risks and Side Effects1

  • Cramping, bleeding/spotting, nausea, sweating, and feeling faint.
  • Less frequent side effects include possible heavy or prolonged bleeding, blood clots, damage to the cervix and perforation of the uterus.
  • Infection due to retained remains of the fetus and related tissues, an STD, or bacteria being introduced to the uterus, can cause fever, pain, abdominal tenderness, scarring, infertility and in some cases, death.

HOPE Pregnancy Center does not perform or refer for abortions.

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Are you considering abortion near North Philadelphia?  Are you unsure of your options?  Here at HOPE Pregnancy Center we specialize in helping you through the process.  Our friendly staff will answer your questions in a caring and confidential way.  We would be happy to serve you.

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We are committed to serving all women, men, and families regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic background, living situation, and health or immigration status.

Frequently Asked Questions

All the HOPE Center services are free of charge.

Approximately 45-60 minutes to allow you to ask questions and understand your options.

No, you may come in to the HOPE center alone or with a friend. Even though you are a minor, you have the right to confidential help, except in those cases where mandatory reporting applies, such as suicide risk. We will not provide your records to any person without written authorization from you.

The HOPE Center wants to make sure we have a special time set aside to talk with you, so it’s usually best to have an appointment. However, if you are unable to make an appointment, you may walk in Monday – Friday between 9:00 – 5:00 pm.

Yes! It’s important to have the support of friends or family during an uncertain time.

Any and all information shared with the HOPE Center will be kept in the strictest confidence except as required by Pennsylvania law or as required for the protection of yourself or others. You don’t have to worry if your family or friends will find out. We’ll do everything we can to protect your privacy.

What others are saying about HOPE Pregnancy Center

I went there worried and had a lot of mix feelings. After I finished talking with the counselor, I felt relieved... Talking with them makes me feel safe. Their services were 100% good.
Cadrin
This place is a beacon of hope - literally. The staff is so friendly and welcoming, they are compassionate, mindful and objective. I cannot offer up enough gratitude for their help.
Zak
Warm welcoming. They greet you with open arms and make you feel comfortable at all cost. Hope pregnancy center is indeed the place to go.
Katera

What others are saying about HOPE Pregnancy Center

I went there worried and had a lot of mix feelings. After I finished talking with the counselor, I felt relieved... Talking with them makes me feel safe. Their services were 100% good.
Cadrin
This place is a beacon of hope - literally. The staff is so friendly and welcoming, they are compassionate, mindful and objective. I cannot offer up enough gratitude for their help.
Zak
Warm welcoming. They greet you with open arms and make you feel comfortable at all cost. Hope pregnancy center is indeed the place to go.
Shanice H.

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