Once you are more than 7 weeks but less than 12 weeks then the procedure for abortion is dilatation and suction evacuation. It is commonly referred to as D&C abortion in India. Once the size of pregnancy is confirmed, you are required to do some blood tests and sign a consent form.
You will need to be fasting for at least 6 hours prior to the abortion procedure. We will then admit you to a hospital or a nursing home in Mumbai, as per your choice. You are taken to the operation theater and given an anesthetic. It is possible to do the procedure with a local anesthetic but we prefer to do it under a general anesthetic where you are put to sleep during the procedure so that you do not experience any pain at all during the procedure. Once under anesthesia the cervix is dilated and then suction evacuation is done to remove the products of conception. The abortion procedure takes only few minutes. Once the uterus is empty and there is no bleeding the abortion procedure is considered done.
You will be given a mild painkiller and some antibiotics in the theater to avoid post procedure pain and infection. You will need to rest in the hospital for a few hours and then once you have had something to eat and drink, passed urine and are comfortable you are allowed to go home. You can then continue all routine activities. After the abortion procedure you may have mild bleeding for a few days and you will see the next period in about 4 weeks. This is also an appropriate time to discuss contraception. Please note that we do not do sex determination, sex selective abortions and illegal abortions.