Mehndiratta specializes in painless abortions for women who desire
freedom from unwanted pregnancies.
– Confirm your
pregnancy by a pregnancy test at a medical laboratory. Try to
figure out as accurately as possible how many weeks pregnant you
are. If you have any special physical condition (like allergies or
heart trouble) which would call for special precautions, tell your
counselor and the doctor about it before the operation.
When you keep your appointment with the doctor you should take
with you a sanitary napkin and belt — not a tampax or tampon. You
may want a friend or relative to go along to go home with you.
Notify us beforehand that someone will be with you. The day of the
abortion, eat lightly and stay away from heavily spiced foods.
The Operation itself
– An abortion is simple and takes only a few minutes. You can opt
for general anesthesia or local anesthesia. The injections are
relatively painless. After the anesthetic has taken effect, the
neck of the uterus is opened and the lining of the uterus is
scraped out with a loop-shaped instrument called a currette. The
operation is called a dilation and curettage, or a D&C.
After the operation is over the doctor may give you a shot or
pills to prevent infection and bleeding. Lie down and rest for
half-an-hour or till you feel normal. Before you leave, the doctor
may give you antibiotics or other pills and will explain their
function and use. Feel free to ask Dr. Kiran Mehndiratta any
question you may have.
– If the doctor asks you to check back, it is very important that
you do so as instructed. Also call us so we know how you are
feeling and whether you are perfectly satisfied with the doctor we
sent you to.
You may bleed or cramp mildly for a few days or feel other slight
effects for a few weeks. On the other hand; you may have no
after-effects except slight bleeding. Physical response varies
from woman to woman. If you bleed for longer than three weeks or
pass big blood clots, call Dr. Mehndiratta. Again, if you have
questions or need reassurance, please call us. Don't engage in
strenuous exercise or take tub baths for about ten days, and make
sure you move your bowels regularly. Hold off on intercourse for
at least ten days to a month, or till you're fully healed.
You may have some emotional "blues" after your abortion. Partly
this is because of hormonal changes in your body.
If you have not been using any contraceptive and would like to
start now, ask Dr. Kiran Mehndiratta about it when you go in for
your check-up. Women who have been using birth control pills
should not start taking them again until after their first normal
period has started. The pills are frequently not fool-proof during
the first month of their use.