Taking into account your current health, situation and results of the ultrasound, you will then choose an abortion method (either surgical or medical abortion). Because there are possible contraindications, you should be prepared for both options.
If you work or go to school, plan to be absent for the whole day, so you can take the time to rest. In order to keep the recovery room as calm as possible, it’s best to not bring young children with you. If you have no other alternative, you must come accompanied with someone who can stay with them in the waiting room during your appointment.
Wear comfortable clothes with a t-shirt or short sleeves.
Don’t forget your Québec Health Insurance card (or a temporary certificate) or your IFHP document (Interim Federal Health Program). Otherwise, you will have to cover the costs of the procedure (cash, debit, credit).
You can eat a light meal.
Bring sanitary pads or ample underwear (no “G-strings”). If you choose to take intravenous pain medication for the surgical abortion, such as fentanyl with or without midazolam (Versed®), be aware that you won’t be able to drive a vehicle for 24 hours following the procedure.
If you undergo a surgical abortion, make sure someone can accompany you home.
For asthma sufferers: bring your medication (pumps).
Please note: it is very important that you respect the time of your appointment. If you can’t, please let us know as soon as possible, call: 514-270-6110 #1.
Certain health conditions could result in a contraindication for an abortion in an external clinic. If you have any health issues, such as diabetes, heart problems, a heavier weight, blood clotting problems or uncontrolled asthma, mention it to us when you make your appointment. If you have any doubts or questions, let us know when you make your appointment. If the doctor believes that it would be safer for you to undergo an abortion in a hospital setting, we will help you make an appointment.