Surgical abortions are performed during the first and second trimester by qualified, experienced, and state-licensed OB-GYN physicians. We would love to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us at 404-728-7900 or 1-800-877-6013 to speak to a health educator or to make an appointment. See FAQs

 

I. First Trimester Surgical Abortions 

Our physicians perform the vacuum aspiration procedure, which is the most common first trimester abortion procedure. First trimester abortion clients are offered the option of general anesthesia or a local numbing medication.

What to expect:
  • After a pre-operative medical review, an ultrasound and a blood test to determine Rh Factor will take place.
  • The patient will then be given their choice of general anesthesia or an injection of a local numbing medication.
  • The abortion procedure begins with a small tube inserted into the cervix, the opening of the uterus.
  • Then, the physician will use an aspirator, a medical instrument that creates a gentle suction to remove the contents of the uterus.

Specially trained and caring health advocates support each patient before, during, and after the abortion procedure.

 

II. Second Trimester Surgical Abortions

The Dilation and Evacuation procedure (the "D & E"), is the most commonly used abortion procedure for the second trimester. For the comfort of our second trimester clients, general anesthesia is provided.

What to expect:

  • After a pre-operative medical review, an ultrasound and a blood test to determine Rh Factor will take place.
  • The procedure begins with placing laminaria, a medically prepared seaweed, into the cervix to gently open it. This abortion procedure occurs over two days and our clients are required to remain in the Atlanta area overnight.
  • On the second day, after the cervix is sufficiently dilated, the physician performs the surgery under general anesthesia by using medical instruments to evacuate the uterus.

Specially trained and caring health advocates support each woman before, during, and after the abortion procedure.

 

Fees and Pricing

As a non-profit organization, we are able to offer affordable pricing, discounts for students, medicare/medicaid card holders, and those who demonstrate financial need. Each pregnancy, woman, and situation is different. Please call our friendly Health Educators at 404-728-7900 or 800-877-6013 to discuss your situation and to learn about our fees.