If you are less than 12 weeks from your last period the procedure will last approximately 5 to 10 minutes, however, your overall stay with us is 2 to 3 hours.
If you are over 12 weeks (in your second trimester) the operation will take longer. After 16 weeks, the procedure is performed over 2 days, i.e. in two stages. On day 1, after counselling and ultrasound confirmation, we will prepare your cervix and you will then leave the clinic. Overnight, there will be a very gradual softening and dilatation of the cervix (considered the world’s safest practice). When you return to the clinic the next morning, you will be put to sleep and the tissue of pregnancy will be evacuated. Both of these visits will average two to three hours.