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What is abortion?

Abortion, in the simplest term, is the medical procedure to end an unwanted pregnancy mid-gestation. It is a legally sanctioned option in India for both married and unmarried adult women (18+ years), and you do not need your parent’s/ partner’s permission for it. However, it is permissible only under 4 conditions:

  • Physical and mental health danger to the mother 
  • Chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus 
  • Failure of Contraception 
  • When the pregnancy is the result of sexual assault such as rape or incest

Aborting a pregnancy is a very personal decision. This is why our doctors advise counseling first. However, if the woman still decides to terminate her pregnancy, our gynecologists are medically trained and legally licensed to perform the abortion procedure.  

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Abortion
Options for abortions in India
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy
  • Surgical Termination of Pregnancy
Legal limit for Abortion In India
  • According to MTP Amendment Act 2021, abortion can be performed until 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Legal clauses for abortion in India
  • Grave risk to mother’s physical or mental health
  • Genetic abnormalities in the fetus
  • Failure of contraception (birth control)
  • If the pregnancy is a result of sexual assault, such as rape (allowed until 24 weeks)
Documents required for abortion
  • Age proof (18+)
  • Written consent of the patient
Why Pristyn Care for surgical abortion in Chandigarh?
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Surgical Abortion Procedure

Diagnosis

The OB-GYN recommends pelvic ultrasound to confirm the duration and type of pregnancy (such as normal, ectopic pregnancy, or molar pregnancy.) In addition, the OB-GYN also recommends blood and urine tests to check if you are anemic or have any other medical conditions, such as diabetes, high/low blood pressure, or sexually transmitted diseases. This helps the doctor ensure there is no risk of complications during or after abortion.

Procedure

During the surgical abortion, the OB-GYN uses surgical procedures to remove the embryo from the uterus. During the surgical abortion, the OB-GYN uses a speculum to view inside the vagina and clears the vagina and cervix. Then, the doctor applies numbing medication to the cervix, dilates the cervix with specialized medical equipment, inserts a narrow flexible tube into the uterus, and gently removes the embryo and pregnancy tissue.

In Our Doctor's Word

Dr. Amrita Singh

MBBS

15 Years Experience

"Please remember it is your legal right to abort. Do not struggle alone or try aborting at home. It is completely unsafe and the third leading cause of maternal deaths in India. In Fact, traditional methods or home remedies most often result in incomplete abortion and cause serious infections and risk to both- your health and eventual pregnancies. This is also why WHO reports that at least 13 women die everyday in India because of unsafe abortions. So please understand the risks and complications of unsafe abortion and approach a good doctor on time. It is both- your medical and legal right.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Which doctor to consult to get an abortion?

If you need to undergo surgical abortion, you should always consult a certified doctor who has a valid license to perform abortion. Usually, gynecologists, OB-GYN, and certified nurses perform abortions at a legal clinic.

How to find the best clinic for abortion in Chandigarh?

To find the best clinic for abortion in Chandigarh, you first need to make sure that the clinic is certified by the government to carry out the procedure safely. After that, look at the clinic’s reputation, its location, facilities, and doctors who work in that clinic to ensure that they follow the guidelines laid by the government for safe and legal abortion.

Is abortion done at Pristyn Care a successful procedure?

Abortion is totally safe and is 100% successful at the hands of our skilled and experienced gynecologists at Pristyn Care.

What are the risks associated with unsafe abortions?

You should only undergo the surgery in the hands of experienced specialized doctors. Unsafe abortions can have adverse side-effects on your health. It may lead to abnormal and sudden bleeding, infections and other health problems as well. Abortion carried out at Pristyn Care is safe and far away from all these complications.

Till how many months of pregnancy is it safe to undergo abortion?

Abortions are usually performed only till the end of second trimester. After the second trimester, undergoing abortion can have adverse effects on the female’s health and is not considered safe. In India, abortions are legal only until the pregnancy reaches 20 weeks.

Does abortion affect fertility?

If abortions are carried out in a safe manner and under the supervision of experienced and qualified surgeons, there are negligible chances of the procedure affecting the female’s fertility.

When is it safe to travel after abortion?

It is not safe to travel immediately after an abortion. The doctor recommends bed rest for a few days. In case of an abortion through medication, it is safer to avoid traveling after the bleeding stops. In normal cases, the bleeding and cramps continue for 1-2 weeks. For surgical abortion, the patient is usually asked to rest properly for at least 2-3 days. For more information regarding this, you can consult Pristyn Care gynecologists in Chandigarh.

Are there any complications of incomplete abortion?

Incomplete abortion can lead to several complications, including organ failure, pelvic infection, uterine rupture, uterine perforation, and damage to the cervix.

Is it legal for an unmarried woman to undergo an abortion?

Yes, according to the MTP Act, an adult unmarried woman can undergo an abortion without any legal hassles in India. You do not need your parent’s or partner’s consent for it.

Will I bleed a lot after undergoing surgical abortion?

No, you will not bleed a lot after undergoing a surgical abortion. Surgical abortion doesn’t cause heavy bleeding. The bleeding is usually very light and ends within next 7-10 days.

Is it safe to undergo surgical abortion after an incomplete miscarriage?

Yes, it’s safe to undergo surgical abortion after an incomplete abortion.

Can molar pregnancy be removed with surgical abortion?

Yes, surgical abortion can be used to terminate a molar pregnancy.

Do I need bed rest after undergoing surgical abortion?

Yes. Bed rest is advised for at least 1-2 days after surgical abortion, and then, you will be able to resume your basic routine. However, you must avoid strenuous activities and sexual intercourse for the first week or as advised by your doctor.

How can I ensure the safety of my abortion?

To ensure the safety of your abortion, you should keep the following points in mind:-

  • Choose an experienced and trustworthy OB-GYN.
  • Check the reliability of the MTP clinic where you will undergo the abortion.
  • Check if the OB-GYN has the license to perform abortion or not.
  • Check if the clinic is registered under the MTP act or not.
  • Know about the possible risks and complications of the procedure.
  • If you have any queries, talk to your doctor openly and get all the information.
  • Follow the guidelines advised by your doctor.
  • If you experience any complications or unexpected symptoms during the recovery period, visit your doctor immediately.

Get the Safe Abortion in Chandigarh

Abortions carried out outside of healthcare facilities and without any medical supervision are considered as unsafe abortions. Due to the absence of medical expertise, these abortions have a high risk of complications associated with them. This is the reason why millions of women visit emergency rooms for abortion-related problems. Unsafe abortions are the major contributor to women’s deaths in India. According to statistics, dangerous abortions are associated with the death of 13 women everyday in India.

Therefore, it is extremely important that couples willing to undergo abortions seek proper medical advice for the procedure. Pristyn Care offers the safest and most advanced procedures for pregnancy termination in Chandigarh. The success rate of these procedures is very high and these have minimal risk of complications associated with them. Get in touch with us to consult the best gynecologists in Chandigarh for safe abortion. We assure you that it will be completely safe for you.

What Is The Need For Abortion?

Abortion is a safe method for abortions performed only by skilled gynecologists. Many women and couples choose to go through abortion as a personal choice. Women may choose to undergo abortions if the pregnancy is unplanned, unsupported or if the family is unable to bear the financial and other responsibilities associated with bringing a child into the world.

In some cases, women decide to go for abortions if the pregnancy is harmful for their health. This happens if the woman has diabetes, hypertension, obesity or other medical conditions like ectopic pregnancy (a condition in which the fetus grows inside the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus). Continuing the pregnancy in such cases can have adverse effects on the woman’s reproductive health and can even threaten the woman’s life. Therefore, abortion becomes a necessity in such cases.

Legal aspects of abortions include the following:

  • No Parental / Spousal Consent Required
  • MTP Act also covers single unmarried adult women
  • Abortions are legal up to 20 weeks of pregnancy

Why To Choose Pristyn Care For Safe Abortion?

Pristyn Care is one of the fastest growing healthcare chains in India. The team at Pristyn Care is dedicated towards ensuring a safe, reliable and seamless medical experience for all the patients. We have a team of the best doctors around the country and all our treatment centres are equipped with state-of-the-art techniques.

Here are the other benefits of choosing Pristyn Care for an absolutely safe abortion:

  • All legal aspects and paper-work taken care by Pristyn Care team
  • Best medical services at low costs
  • Experienced & Certified gynecologist and Clinics under MTP Act
  • 100% assurance of privacy and Confidentiality
  • Seamless Experience
  • Free follow-up

Experienced And Skilled Gynecologists For Medically Safe Abortion

Pristyn Care houses experienced gynecologists who have a marvelous track record in performing complication-free abortions. Pristyn Care gynecologists do not rush into the procedures. Rather, they discuss the entire case at length and then recommend the most appropriate procedure of terminating the pregnancy. Our gynecologists carry out the abortion procedure only after clearing all the doubts and queries of the patient. The doctors ensure that the patients find themselves in a safe and comforting environment wherein they can discuss the issue openly without any fears.

How To Book Appointment with Pristyn Care in Chandigarh for Abortion?

For detailed consultation with our expert doctors to resolve any queries or concerns regarding abortion procedures in Chandigarh, you can visit your nearby Pristyn Care clinic by setting up an appointment online. You can book the appointment in Chandigarh by visiting Pristyn Care website or giving us a call on the number provided. Pristyn Care clinics in Chandigarh strictly follow COVID-19 preventive measures and guidelines. Thus, we ensure an entirely safe and seamless treatment journey for the patients

Preparation Before Surgical Abortion

Before a surgical abortion, your OB-GYN evaluates your past health, including the medicines you are taking. Apart from that, the OB-GYN may do the following:-

  • Physical exam, including a pelvic exam to evaluate your health, how long you have been pregnant, the location as well as the health of the embryo or fetus.
  • An ultrasound to confirm how far along and where the pregnancy is. Your OB-GYN will explain the procedure, possible complications, and when to call your doctor.
  • You may also discuss your decision to have an abortion and your feelings about it. You could also discuss your plans for future pregnancies and birth control use.

Follow-up exam after a surgical abortion

A follow-up exam is done usually about 2 weeks after the surgical abortion. The exam may include the following:-

  • A blood test to check for anemia
  • A physical exam to check the condition of the cervix and the uterus
  • A test to check for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels

Apart from all the above, you may discuss the use of birth control. If birth control measures were started just after the abortion, the proper use of the method can be discussed again.

Also, you can ask all the questions that you have to your OB-GYN if you had an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted at the time of the surgical abortion.

Benefits of Surgical Termination of Pregnancy

Surgical abortion is considered the best method to terminate an unwanted pregnancy when MTP fails or pregnancy exceeds 9 weeks. Following are the best USPs if choosing surgical abortion:-

  • Effective method 99% of surgical abortions are successful
  • only about 1% of the women need a repeat procedure or other medical intervention for complete abortion.
  • No risk of complications The risk of complications during or after a surgical abortion is almost zero. However, you must ensure that you choose an experienced and skilled ob-gynecologist for this procedure.
  • Daycare procedure A surgical abortion is a daycare procedure where the patient doesn’t need to stay in the hospital. Usually, the doctor discharges the patient just after a few hours of the procedure.
  • Precise procedure Surgical termination of pregnancy is a precise procedure. The surgical abortion hardly takes around 15-20 minutes to complete. This way to terminate the pregnancy is the best method for those who want to get rid of their unwanted pregnancies in just one day.
  • Minimal bleeding As compared to Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP), surgical abortion involves minimal bleeding. If you are suffering from blood-related complications or are scared of bleeding, surgical abortion can be the best option for you.
  • Quick recovery Most women return to their daily routine just after 1-2 days of their surgical abortion. After the surgical abortion, you may have cramps and light bleeding for a few days.

Also, to recover quickly, you should avoid sexual intercourse for at least 1 week, or longer as advised by your doctor. When you start having sexual intercourse again, make sure you use birth control and condom to prevent infection.

Care After Undergoing Surgical Abortion

After the surgical abortion, the OB-GYN will check your vital signs such as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure to make sure that everything is normal.

After that, the OB-GYN checks the bleeding is not excessive and uterine contractions are normal. The OB-GYN also checks that the side effects from anesthesia are not causing problems.

The OB-GYN may also prescribe you certain medicines. This may include the following:-

  • Antibiotics to prevent infection
  • Medicines that cause uterine contractions to empty the uterus and reduce bleeding.
  • The OB-GYN gives Rh immunoglobulin to all the women who have Rh-negative blood type as it prevents Rh sensitization after abortion.
  • Pain medicines for pain and cramping caused by uterine contractions.

Apart from all that, the OB-GYN may also prescribe certain medicines to treat nausea and vomiting.

Care At Home After Surgical Abortion

After undergoing a surgical abortion, you should follow all the instructions given by your OB-GYN.

Also, you should talk to your doctor about what to expect at home after undergoing a surgical abortion.

You can follow these instructions:-

  • You can return to your daily routine within 1-2 days of the surgical abortion.
  • Avoid all strenuous physical activities for the first week of your abortion.
  • Don’t have sexual intercourse for at least one week or longer as advised by your doctor.
  • When you start your sexual intercourse, use birth control and condoms to prevent the risk of infection and unwanted pregnancy.
  • Don’t rinse the vagina with fluids (douche) as it increases the risk of infections that can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.

You may experience certain symptoms after undergoing a surgical abortion, including irregular bleeding, spotting, and/or cramping for the first 1-2 weeks. Some women may have cramping such as menstrual cramping for as long as 6 weeks.

When to visit your doctor after surgical abortion

If you experience any of the following symptoms or complications after undergoing a surgical abortion, you should immediately contact your OB-GYN and discuss your problems:-

  • If heavy bleeding continues for more than 12 hours.
  • If your bleeding is soaking more than two large pads in an hour, for 2 hours in a row.
  • Passing clots that last for two or more hours.
  • Signs of infections in your whole body include headache, muscle aches, dizziness, or a general feeling of illness.
  • Excruciating pain in the belly is not relieved by pain medicine, rest, or heat.
  • Hot flushes or fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher lasts more than 4 hours.
  • Vomiting lasting more than 4-6 hours.
  • Sudden belly swelling or increased heart rate.
  • Swelling, redness, or pain in the genital region.
  • Vaginal discharge that has increased in volume or smells bad.

Call your OB-GYN immediately if you have any of these symptoms after undergoing a surgical abortion:-

  • Bleeding (not spotting) for longer than two weeks.
  • New or unexplained symptoms may occur due to medicines you use in your treatment.
  • No menstrual period within six weeks after the abortion.
  • Signs and symptoms of depression. Hormonal changes after abortion may cause depression that requires proper treatment.
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