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Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic

Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic

  • Abortion Pill
  • Procedure Abortion under 13 weeks
  • IV Sedation and Local Anesthesia available
  • Insurance Accepted

Alexandria Women's Health Clinic - abortion clinic in Alexandria, VA offering the abortion pill and surgical abortions.

 

Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic – legal abortion clinic in Alexandria, VA

  • 5999 Stevenson Ave. Suite 403
  • Alexandria, VA 22304-3416
  • 703-370-0550

Whether you are visiting us for a consultation,
test, or surgery, you will appreciate the extra
steps that we have taken to provide you
with privacy and comfort.

  • Private consultation areas
  • Comfortable waiting rooms
  • Separate, comfortable and
    private recovery areas
  • Privacy entrance and exit

Abortion Services

Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic, Inc. provides options for women regarding pregnancy termination and contraceptive services. Our experienced and professional staff fully supports the needs of our patients and provides the highest quality care. All services are completely confidential.

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Termination Services Available

FIRST TRIMESTER ABORTION: VACUUM ASPIRATION
The vacuum aspiration procedure is a one-day outpatient procedure. It is used to terminate pregnancy in the first trimester typically under 13 weeks from the start of your first menstrual cycle. You may choose to be awake or asleep during the procedure. Misoprostol is given 15 mins. to 1 hour prior to your procedure depending how far along you are in your pregnancy. Misoprostol is given to soften the cervix making it easier to dilate so that the procedure easier and safer to do. Side effects that it may cause are nausea, vomiting, chills, diarrhea, cramping, or vaginal bleeding.

IV SEDATION
If you choose IV sedation, you will be asleep during the procedure having both the medical doctor and the anesthesiologist present. This means that you will not feel anything at all and have no awareness during the procedure. You will be breathing on your own while we monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels. Before the doctor begins your procedure, the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will give you anesthesia by IV. The time that it will take you to fall asleep is less than one minute and the procedure takes typically less than 5-10 minutes. You will need to spend 45 minutes in the recovery room for observation, rest, and discharge instructions. Before you are allowed to leave the recovery room, our staff will confirm that your ride is in the lobby to drive you home. Under no circumstances will you be allowed to leave the facility if you do not have a ride home. You MUST have someone to pick you up, you may NOT drive yourself home. Before coming in to the clinic, you can NOT eat, drink, smoke, or chew anything 6 hours prior to your appointment. If you do not have an empty stomach on the day of your procedure, your appointment will be rescheduled.

LOCAL ANESTHESIA
If you choose local anesthesia, you will be fully awake during the abortion procedure. You will be given an Ibuprofen 800 mg tablet prior to the procedure. To begin the procedure, the doctor will put an instrument called a speculum into your vagina. The doctor will inject Lidocaine (a numbing agent) into and around your cervix area. The next step is to insert a round, smooth, dilation rod to gentle open your cervix. (The opening to the uterus) While the mediation may help ease some discomfort, you will still experience cramping and pressure during the procedure. With the local anesthesia, the pain tolerance may vary depending on the patient. Some patients feel mild discomfort while others can feel intense cramping and pain. You will need to spend 45 minutes in the recovery room for observation, rest, and discharge instructions. You are able to drive yourself with this procedure if need be.

OUR DOCTORS – OBSTETRICIAN-GYNECOLOGISTS, ANESTHESIOLOGISTS AND NURSE ANESTHETIST, ARE BOARD CERTIFIED AND ARE EXPERIENCED IN PERFORMING ABORTIONS. TIME IN THE OFFICE IS BETWEEN 3-4 HOURS.

IV Sedation & Local Anesthesia (Local) for Termination includes:

  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Blood Test for Rh Determination
  • Post-Operative evaluation and Birth Control Options
  • Examination and Sonogram
  • Local Anesthesia is a numbing of cervix but not uterus
  • IV Sedation is administered by Anesthetist/Anesthesiologist
  • Surgery is done by vacuum aspiration
  • First Stage Recovery monitored by Anesthetist/Anesthesiologist and Medical Staff
  • Second Stage Recovery monitored by Medical Staff
  • Follow-up for Post Surgery and Birth Control, 3-4 weeks afterwards

Abortion Pill (Mifeprex) & Methotrexate Termination includes:

  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Blood Test for Rh Determination
  • Medical History Evaluation and Birth Control Options
  • Examination and Sonogram
  • Consultation with Doctor regarding Mifeprex or Methotrexate
  • Follow-up for Post Abortion and Birth Control, 3-4 weeks later

Gynecology Services Available

  • Office Visit / Consultation related to birth control
  • Pills, Patch, Nuva Ring
  • Pregnancy Blood & Urine Test
  • Sonogram
  • Depo-Provera Injection
  • IUD Insertion / Removal
  • PAP Smear (testing of cells taken from the cervix to check for abnormalities related to cervical cancer)

Regular Office Hours

  • All services are available by appointment only.
  • Speak with our staff Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm  and Saturday – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • The Office is closed on Sundays and on major federal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  • Procedures are scheduled after a sonogram and consultation.
  • Urine Pregnancy Tests and Blood Pregnancy Tests are available during regular office hours.

PRESERVE ABORTION