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Although both first and second trimester abortion procedures are safe, legal, and the right choice for many women, it is normal to experience a period of physical and emotional recovery when a pregnancy is terminated. Planning for your recovery can help you get past the procedure as quickly and easily as possible.

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The nature of your physical recovery depends on whether you have a surgical or non-surgical abortion, but post-procedure pain and discomfort are common. Intermittent bleeding is also possible for up to a few weeks after the procedure. Your gynecologist will recommend methods of treating your physical symptoms. Many women also experience a range of emotions after an abortion, from relief to grief. Find a support system in your family and friends or ask your gynecologist to refer you to a support group.

The compassionate team at Washington Surgi-Clinic is dedicated to ensuring that each patient who undergoes an abortion in Washington, D.C. has access to the tools they need for a healthy physical and emotional recovery. Learn more about pregnancy termination, HIV testing, and birth control methods by calling us today at (202) 659-9403.