This pamphlet explains the differences between medical and procedural abortions. How each type of abortion works, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type are listed. Who to contact for further information is included.
After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appoint…
Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2109, "Après votre intervention", is also available.
Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument is used to scrape the uterine lining. A D & C is done for different reasons, such as; for heavy bleeding, bleeding after menopause or to remove tissue after miscarriage.
Managing care for a miscarriage.
Formerly titled "Your Early Pregnancy Loss". An early pregnancy loss can be a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or a molar pregnancy. When you have an early pregnancy loss there may be many feelings that you are working through, and you may have many questions. This brochure is meant to help you with some of those questions, and also provide resources for you.
Manual Vacuum procedure is a method of removing tissue from the uterus after a miscarriage. This brochure discisses the benefits of the procedure, your first clinic visit, the procedure itself, and medications after the procedure.
This pamphlet explains what a medical abortion is, who can get a medical abortion, what happens during a medical abortion, and possible risks and side effects. Instructions for taking the medication Mifegymiso to cause a medical abortion, and who to contact for further information are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1861, "Avortement par médicaments", is also available.
This pamphlet explains how to take the medication Mifegymiso to cause an abortion. It lists the supplies you will need, how to take the medications, and symptoms that require you to call the Nova Scotia Choice Clinic Nursing Line. Information about sex and birth control after taking Mifegymiso, and follow-up care is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1886, "Directives pour un avortement par médicaments (Mifegymiso)," is also available.
There is no “right” way to feel after a miscarriage. Some women may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone in this terrible experience. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we don’t always know why. Nothing you did or didn’t do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience preg…
This pamphlet explains what a procedural abortion is, who can get a procedural abortion, what happens during a procedural abortion, and possible risks. What to expect after you go home and who to contact for further information is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1862, "Avortement par instruments", is also available.