Abortion is an artificial termination of pregnancy. The procedure is aimed at stopping the vital activity of a living organism, it is carried out up to 12 weeks, but according to the indications, a surgical abortion can be performed no later than 22 weeks.
Pregnancy is divided into two stages: embryonic (up to 8 weeks) and fetal (from 9 weeks to the very birth of the child). At the fifth week, the embryo begins to form a heart. Abortion before the 12th week is considered an early intervention, it can be performed by any woman. But in the period from 12 to 22 weeks, you need to get a permit for an artificial termination of pregnancy. The pretext may be the death of the fetus, its pathologies incompatible with life, even the mother’s diseases that do not allow her to bear and give birth to a healthy baby.
There are several options for artificial termination of pregnancy in Belarus:
Medical abortion is easier to tolerate psychologically, it does not involve surgery and does not cause injuries, vacuum abortion takes little time and is characterized by rapid recovery, but its cost is quite high. Curettage is considered the most traumatic, but this option is relevant even in the late stages of pregnancy.
Any abortion can be done only with the help of a specialist. It is he who will tell you which option is most suitable for a woman, how to prevent complications and recover faster after the procedure. Preparation for a paid abortion begins with an examination by a gynecologist.
In the case of surgical intervention, the fetus is extracted with forceps through the uterus expanded with lubricants or gel, while the woman is anesthetized. Medical termination of pregnancy involves taking abortive pills according to a certain scheme, this method is painless. Mini-abortion is performed using a vacuum aspirator, a flexible plastic instrument, with the use of local anesthesia. The catheter itself does not affect the uterus, it acts on the fetal egg with negative pressure.
In Minsk, any method of termination of pregnancy is carried out with subsequent examinations – colposcopy and ultrasound examination of the pelvic organs. Then the gynecologist can advise on further recovery, help with the choice of reliable contraception.
To learn more about where an abortion takes place and how much it costs, you can have an individual consultation with a gynecologist.