What to Expect at your Appointment

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Appointments are available Tuesday thru Saturday. Texas state abortion laws make getting an abortion more complicated than is medically necessary; however, we comply with all state regulations. You are required to view our licensing information and have an ultrasound consultation 24 hours before your abortion procedure.

 

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Abortion Process- What to Expect

Please let us know if you have any health conditions, drug allergies or if you take any medication, including an inhaler for asthma, ADD/ADHD medication, insulin or blood pressure medication. In some rare instances you may be instructed by our medical staff to take your regular medications with a very small sip of water. If you take insulin for diabetes, DO NOT take insulin the morning of your surgery. Please bring your insulin with you along with a small snack. If you have an inhaler for asthma, please bring it with you, even if you rarely use it. Please bring any medications you are currently taking.

 

Because it may be comforting to discuss the procedure prior to coming in for your appointment, we encourage you to call us with any questions. You are also welcome to visit our office ahead of time to become familiar with our location and staff.

 

For your consultation, plan to spend 2-3 hours with us at the office. Your appointment will include the following, which will be accomplished in two* separate visits:

  • An ultrasound to determine the length of your pregnancy
  • Lab work to measure iron levels and determine blood type
  • Documentation of vital signs
  • Birth control education and personal abortion counseling to discuss your questions and feelings about the abortion
  • The abortion procedure and recovery time

 

*Medical Abortion now requires three (3) separate office visits effective 3/30/2016.

All escorts must present photo ID and remain in the lobby. Your support person will not be able to join you during the medical parts of the visit, including the exam rooms and recovery room. We must protect the privacy of all of our patients, and for that reason we cannot allow guest in these areas. We encourage your support person to wait for you in our reception area. If this is not possible, they can return for you upon completion of your appointment.

 

After the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room where trained medical personnel will care for you until you are ready to be discharged. Recovery time is approximately 20-30 minutes for most patients, depending on the type of procedure performed and other factors. In the recovery room, our medical staff will offer you a light snack. If you have a food allergy, please bring a small snack for after your procedure. You will also be given an instruction sheet with our 24-hour emergency number. After your abortion, you should rest for the remainder of the day. You are able to go to work or school the next day, unless the doctor has told you otherwise.

Online Patient Portal

 

Patient forms can be completed online through our Patient Portal. When scheduling your appointment, please provide our staff with a valid email address. You will receive an email with a link to an encrypted and secure web portal. There you can create your account and fill out all the forms available to you before your appointment.

 

To make an appointment, please call:

(512) 443-2888

(800) 252-7016