What happens if a woman’s pregnancy has not been terminated or expelled?
If a health care provider confirms during the two-week follow-up visit that a woman’s pregnancy is ongoing and viable, vacuum aspiration is recommended. If there are signs that the pregnancy is terminated but all tissue is not yet expelled, and the woman feels well and is healthy, vacuum aspiration may not be needed. Additional options include waiting longer or administering more misoprostol to assist in expulsion of any residual tissue or clots. In this case, another follow-up visit will be needed.