Medical Abortion in Jamaica

Medical Abortion in Jamaica

Medical abortion in Jamaica is a safe and generally effective method for terminating early-stage pregnancies between 5-9 weeks gestation (63 days).  Abortion is a two-step process. The first stage involves taking a tablet which blocks the hormone necessary for the pregnancy to continue. This is followed by a second medication taken 24-48 hours later, which causes the uterus to contract and the pregnancy to be expelled.

What Are The Side Effects Of A Medical Abortion?

Unexpected pregnancy is scary, and it can make most women feel very concerned and alone. If pregnancy wasn’t a part of your plan, and you’re considering a medical abortion, consider the following side effects – as well as each of your options – so you can make the most empowering decision for you, based on.

What Is The Next Step After A Positive Pregnancy Test?

After a positive pregnancy test, you should have a free limited obstetric ultrasound at Hope Line. Once we have definitely confirmed you are pregnant, we can sit down and discuss all of your options.

We never want you to feel alone on this journey. No matter what you choose to do about your unplanned pregnancy, we believe you have an amazing future. You are brave, loved, and free.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Every pregnancy, and every person, is unique, and no two pregnancies are the same. If you suspect you are pregnant, you may experience any of the following symptoms in addition to a missed period:

  • Nausea
  • Aversion to particular foods
  • Bloating and cramping
  • Darkened nipples
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Frequent urination
  • Breast Tenderness

How do they determine the length of a pregnancy?

The length of pregnancy is determined from the date of your last normal menstrual period, not from the date of conception which, in most cases, occurs around 14 days from your next menstrual period.

In other words, if your period started on July 1st and your next period was expected to be 4 weeks later on July 28th, then the date of conception would be around the 14th of July, give or take a couple of days on either side.

But, for the purpose of estimating the length of your pregnancy, you would be considered to be 28 days along in your pregnancy.

If your normal cycles were 30 days so you expected your next period to be on July 30th, then your date of conception would be in and around July 16th, (July 30-14 days), but the length of your pregnancy would be 30 days.



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