How late in a pregnancy can an abortion be done?
An abortion should be done as early as possible. Most abortions are done during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy because they are safest then. Some-times abortions are done as late as 20 weeks, but this is very rare. How safe is an abortion? According to the experts ‘Abortions are very safe. They are now one of the safest operations of all. And, the earlier the abortion, the lower the chance of any complications.’ If I have an abortion can I still have children later on? Yes. Women who have an early abortion are just as likely as women in general to have a healthy baby in future. Is an abortion painful? Local or general anaesthetic are used before an abortion to control pain. Most women feel cramps (like strong period cramps) for a short time. If a woman needs it, the doctor will give her extra medication for the pain. How do you feel after an abortion? In general, women consider abortion because being pregnant at that time is in some way wrong for them. Most women feel relief after the