How many weeks a pregnancy can be terminated?

Depending on where you live, you may be able to get a medication abortion up to 77 days (11 weeks) after the first day of your last period. If it has been 78 days or more since the first day of your last period, you can have an in-clinic abortion to end your pregnancy.

How many months is 13 weeks pregnant?

How many months is 13 weeks pregnant? You’re in your third month.

What are the complications of medical abortion?

Potential complications related to abortions include pain, bleeding, an incomplete abortion, or an infection in the upper genital tract that causes endometritis, oophoritis, parametritis, and salpingitis.

Can I have a termination for medical reasons?

Having a termination for medical reasons can be a huge trauma. You should be given all the information you need to decide what’s best for you. If tests show that your baby has a serious genetic or structural condition (not growing in the normal way), you may be offered a termination for medical reasons (an abortion) to end your pregnancy.

Why would I be offered a termination of my pregnancy?

You are likely to be offered a termination if the baby has been diagnosed with a condition that can cause death or serious disability. You may also be offered a termination if a pregnancy complication poses a threat to your life. You should not feel under pressure to end your pregnancy.

Can you see your baby after a medical termination?

When a medical termination is carried out after 10 weeks of pregnancy, you will usually need to stay overnight. Occasionally, the placenta doesn’t come away after you give birth, and a small operation is needed to remove it. Some people decide that they would like to name or see or hold their baby after a medical termination.

How is surgical termination of a pregnancy performed?

Surgical termination will be performed in one of two ways depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. In both cases, you will have a general anaesthetic which means you’ll be asleep or conscious sedation where you’ll be relaxed, but awake.