How to Prepare for an Abortion

Preparing For An Abortion In Denver

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Every person has the right to take care of their body in the way they see fit. If abortion is the right choice for you, the physicians at Mile High Women’s Clinic will support you through the process in any way they can.

Getting an abortion usually involves a quick and simple procedure. When performed by an experienced doctor, the process is safe and effective over 99% of the time. Before you receive treatment, there are a few things you should consider to prepare for your appointment.

Educate Yourself

At Mile High Women’s Clinic, we will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. However, it is still a good idea to look into what to expect before scheduling an appointment. 

Explore the types of abortions available — medical and surgical — and the benefits and drawbacks to each. Learn about the side effects of both treatment options and think about which one will be most comfortable for you.

The internet is a great place to start your research. Ensure the sites you use are reliable sources with accurate and relevant data. 

The Mile High Women’s Clinic also provides optional counseling services before and after the procedure.

Gather Supplies

In the days leading up to your abortion, stock your home or wherever you plan to recover with essential supplies, including:

  • Fluids and snacks
  • Comfortable clothing and surroundings
  • Your favorite movies, TV shows, books or magazines
  • Maxi pads (not tampons)
  • Pain medicine such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Thermometer
  • A fully charged phone

You will also want to have access to a support person who is aware of your situation and able to help you if you need it.

Take Care of Yourself

Rest is a vital part of recovery. Although you should be able to resume your regular activities within a couple of days, we suggest taking the days after an abortion to recuperate and take care of yourself. Try not to schedule anything on those days so you can stay home, binge your favorite TV show and process your experience if you need to.

Schedule Your Appointment at Mile High

When you’re prepared for your abortion, contact Mile High Women’s Clinic at (303) 407-9004 and schedule your appointment. 

Some of our physicians have been performing successful abortions for decades. We respect that the choice to get an abortion is personal and emotional, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure you have a safe and comfortable experience. 

We Are Always Accepting New Patients!
Same Day Procedures Typically Available