Abortion procedure at 4 weeks
Abortion is a termination of pregnancy by removal or expulsion of embryo from the uterus. As a result, the embryo dies before turning into fetus and maturing into the baby. Embryo is the earliest stage of development of fetus. The developing life is called embryo until about eight weeks after fertilization. Abortions that happen in 4th week of pregnancy are removals of the embryo, even though a fetus can also be removed from the uterus. The former abortions are very risky and pose many health and moral issues in front of a woman. The number of abortion worldwide is slightly decreasing, especially in the developed world. The current rate is 26 abortions per 1000 women. In the developing world, the rate is 29 per 1000.
The early abortion
Early abortion options usually include taking the abortion pill or conducting the procedure of removal using the aspiration abortion technique. If a woman decides to take a pill, she will actually use a dose of Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Some women may have nausea after taking this pill but some of them have no complains at all. This kind of abortion can be performed at home or in the medical office. In any case, woman needs to swallow the abortion pill containing miferprisone and to complete the process after some 6-72 hours later after taking the misoprostol pills. The abortion usually starts one to four hours later and includes heavy bleeding and cramps that may last for a couple of hours. The bleeding may contain clotted blood and a light spotting may continue for 1 or 2 weeks after the procedure. These pills are very effective and they work 98-99% of the time.
Aspiration abortion is another option for the 4th week pregnancy abortion. It always takes place in the medical office and usually lasts no more than 10 minutes. During the procedure, doctor places the instruments into the patient’s vagina to suck up the embryo and stop the pregnancy. Women are required to have routine testing one to two weeks later. This abortion procedure is also associated with cramps of varying severity. Most of the women will also have light bleeding for up to seven days after the procedure. In rare cases, the bleeding may continue for a couple of weeks. The procedure is highly effective but if it fails, for some reason, it can be repeated. This procedure has an important advantage against medication abortion since is that it involves less bleeding.