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Frequent Asked Questions And Answers We Provide

What Are Some Of The Side Effects Of Abortion Pills?

The abortion pill causes cramping and bleeding that can last several hours or more. You can be at home, or wherever is comfortable for you.

When to Expect My Menstruation Again?

Abortion begins a new menstrual cycle. You should have your regular period in 4-6 weeks after the abortion

How Long Can the Bleeding last After Using Abortion Pills?

You may have some bleeding immediately after you taken the abortion pills. This is normal. You may pass a few clots about size of a quarter.


Every woman is different and she may experience different amount of bleeding such as: 

·     Bleeding and spotting that may last up to 1 - 2 weeks.

·     Heavy bleeding for a few days.

·     Bleeding that stops and starts again.

It is also normal to have no bleeding after an abortion.

How Safe Is The Abortion Pill?

Medication abortion is very safe. No Serious complications, but like ant other medication, there can be some risks.


One can get the abortion pill from a doctor, nurse, health clinic, or You may be able to get the abortion pills from Ladies Choice Clinic in Durban KwaZulu Natal. We offer the best price.


The abortion pill causes cramping and bleeding that can last several hours or more. You can use pills at home, or wherever the place is comfortable for you. 

How does a medication abortion feel?

For most people, medication abortion feels like having an early miscarriage. You might have:

  • lots of cramping and aches in your belly
  • very heavy bleeding with large clots (If you don’t have any bleeding within 24 hours after taking the second medicine, contact us for immediate attention Phone

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  • an upset stomach and vomiting (You can get medicine to help with nausea from pharmacies.)
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • mild fever (99-100° F) or chills on the day you take the second medication. (If you have a fever after the day you take the last pills, then call us or health canter right away.)

  • To help ease pain and make you more comfortable, you can: 
  • Take pain medication like ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin).
  • Don’t take aspirin because it can make your bleeding worse.
  • Put a heating pad or hot water bottle on your belly.
  • Take a shower.
  • Sit on the toilet.
  • Have someone rub your back.​

Why do people choose the abortion pill?

Which kind of abortion you choose all depends on your personal preference and situation. 

With medication abortion, some people like that you don’t need to have a procedure in a doctor’s office. 

You can have your medication abortion at home or in another comfortable place that you choose. 

You get to decide who you want to be with during your abortion, or you can go it alone. 

Because medication abortion is similar to a miscarriage, most women feel like it’s more “natural” and less invasive.

Our trained staff will help you to decide which kind of abortion is best for you.

How to use medication?

The abortion pill process has several steps and includes two different medicines. 

First, you take the abortion pill that stops the pregnancy from growing.
​Some people feel nauseous or start bleeding after taking this tablet, but it’s not common. 

Your doctor or nurse may also give you antibiotics to take to prevent infection. 

The second medicine causes cramping and bleeding to empty your uterus. For most people, the cramping and bleeding usually start 1-4 hours after taking abortion pills.

It’s normal to see large blood clots (up to the size of a lemon) or clumps of tissue when this is happening. 

It’s kind of like having a really heavy, campy period, and the process is very similar to an early miscarriage.
If you don’t have any bleeding within 24 hours after taking the second medicine then call Annas Abortion Clinic for further assistance.

Do I have to follow-up?

You may come back for an ultrasound or blood test. Or you’ll get a pregnancy test to take at home, followed by a phone call to check on you.

These tests will make sure the abortion worked and that you’re in good health.

In the unlikely case that the abortion doesn't work and you're still pregnant, kindly come back to us and we discuss options with you.

You may need another dose of medication or to have an in-clinic procedure to complete the abortion at our clinic.

Why do women choose to do abortion?

If you’re thinking about having an abortion, you’re so not alone. Millions of women face unplanned pregnancies every year, and about 4 out of 10 of them decide to get an abortion.  

Some people with planned pregnancies also get abortions because of health or safety reasons. Overall, one in every four women in South Africa will have an abortion by the time they’re 45 years old. 

Sometimes, the decision is simple. Other times, it’s complicated. But either way, the decision to have an abortion is personal, and you’re the only one who can make it. 

Everyone has their own unique and valid reasons for having an abortion.  Some of the many different reasons women decide to end a pregnancy include:

They want to be the best parent possible to the kids they already have.

  • They’re not ready to be a parent yet.
  • It’s not a good time in their life to have a baby.
  • They want to finish school, focus on work, or achieve other goals before having a baby.
  • They’re not in a relationship with someone they want to have a baby with.
  • They’re in an abusive relationship or were sexually assaulted.
  • The pregnancy is dangerous or bad for their health.
  • The fetus won’t survive the pregnancy or will suffer after birth.
  • They just don’t want to be parents.

Deciding to have an abortion doesn’t mean you don’t want or love children. In fact, 6 out of 10 people who get abortions already have kids — and many of them decide to end their pregnancies so they can focus on the children they already have.  

And people who aren’t already parents when they get an abortion often go on to have a baby later, when they feel they are in a better position to be good parents.  

The bottom line is, deciding if and when to have a baby is very personal, and only you know what’s best for you and your family.

What to think about?

Family, relationships, school, work, life goals, health, safety, and personal beliefs — people think carefully about these things before having an abortion.  

But you’re the only person walking in your shoes, and the only person who can decide whether to have an abortion. The decision is 100% yours.  

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