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If you’d like to talk with someone about your options when faced with an unintended pregnancy, come to any of our clinics or meet with us online. If you’d like to speak with someone over the phone, you can also contact All-Options, judgment-free support in making decisions around abortion, adoption, and parenting. If you decide to have an abortion we will provide you with excellent care and support. The cost of an abortion is $500 and financial assistance may be available. Call 207-922-3222 to schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our staff members.

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Aspiration Abortion

In-clinic, same day procedure up to 14 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period.

ASPIRATION abortion, or “in-clinic abortion” is offered up to 14 weeks from the first day of the last period (if you are more than 14 weeks, please call and we can help you find a provider). It is completed in a single visit. The entire visit may take 2-4 hours, however, the procedure itself is brief, usually lasting 5-10 minutes. After local numbing medication is used, the cervix is dilated. Then gentle suction is used to empty the uterus. It is normal to have cramping during the procedure, ranging from mild to strong. This cramping decreases quickly and patients often have mild to no cramping at all by the end of their visit.

Where can I get an aspiration abortion?

We offer aspiration abortion, or “in-clinic abortions” at our Augusta office. You can call to schedule at 207-922-3222. You can also schedule an aspiration abortion in Portland at Planned Parenthood or in Bangor at the Mabel Wadsworth Center.

What happens during an aspiration abortion visit?

  • Aspiration abortion, or “in-clinic abortion” is offered up to 14 weeks from the first day of the last period. With an aspiration abortion, the cervix is dilated and gentle suction is used to remove the contents of the uterus.
  • When you arrive at the clinic, our security staff will buzz you in the front door and you will sign in with your first name. Before entering the clinic, any bags, backpacks, purses, cell phones, cameras, and electronic equipment, should be locked in your car or in one of our lockers. Do not bring any weapons into the building. Bring a photo ID, your payment, and a book to read into the clinic since you will be there for 2-4 hours.
  • When you enter the clinic, you will check-in, pay, and fill out some short paperwork. You are free to use the bathroom in the clinic (we do not need a urine sample) and there are snacks and drinks for you in the waiting room.
  • After a short while, a staff member will bring you into a room and explain what to expect for the day, discuss your medical history, review the informed consent, and answer any and all questions.
  • You will then go to the lab for a finger stick to check your blood type (if you have a card, or paperwork with that information, you can bring that with you), and give you any medications you may need including Rhogam if your blood type is negative.
  • After some more time in the waiting room, so that the medications can work, you will be called back to an exam room where you will have an ultrasound and the abortion.
  • After that, you will spend a brief time in our recovery room, have some juice and snacks, get a prescription for birth control if desired and be on your way.

How do I prepare for my aspiration abortion visit?

  • Please do not take any drugs or alcohol that may impair your ability to consent to an abortion 24 hours prior to coming to your appointment.
  • Make sure that you have figured out any financial assistance you will need BEFORE arriving for your appointment. If you have any questions, please call us at 207-922-3222 before your appointment. If you arrive without the correct amount of money, we may need to reschedule your appointment.
  • Eat and drink before your appointment. We also have snacks and drinks available for you in the waiting room.
  • Arrive on time for the appointment. You do not need to come early.
  • Bring a photo ID and a book to read. For safety and privacy reasons, we do not allow bags, backpacks, purses, phones, cameras, or electronic equipment, or weapons in the clinic. Please leave that locked in your car or in one of our lockers. You may be here for 2-4 hours, and you are able to go in and out of the clinic if you need to make a call or check your phone.
  • You do not need a support person for your visit. Our excellent staff will care for you throughout your time with us. If you do bring a support person, that person is allowed to wait with you in the waiting room and be with you for the “talking” part of the visit. Support people are not allowed back in the lab, exam rooms, or recovery. Make sure your support person understands the rules about what you can bring into the clinic.
  • Dress comfortably, and wear underwear that will fit a pad. You do not need to bring any pads with you.
  • At home, it is helpful to have pads or tampons, medicine for cramping (ibuprofen and Tylenol), a heating pad, and a thermometer.

What can I expect after my aspiration abortion visit?

There are no specific activity restrictions after you have an abortion. Many people go home to care for children and/or work that day or the next. If you are able to “take it easy” for a day or two, you may find that you are more comfortable.

You may have some bleeding and cramping on and off for the next few days and weeks. We will go over what to expect in detail when you are in the office, and will provide you with a way to reach us if you have problems after you leave.

You do not need a follow-up visit with us, but we are happy to see you again if you have any concerns.

 call 207-922-3222 to schedule an appointment

Medication Abortion

Abortion with pills up to 10 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period.

Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, is offered up to 70 days (10 weeks) from the first day of your last period. This method uses a combination of 2 medications: Mifepristone, which ends the pregnancy, and Misoprostol which helps to expel the pregnancy. With medication abortion the bleeding and cramping can be quite heavy for several hours. You must have an ultrasound or blood draw to be sure that the abortion was successful and you are no longer pregnant.

Where can I get a medication abortion?

You can get the pills for a medication abortion in our Augusta office as well as other Maine Family Planning clinics throughout the state. And, if you are interested in getting abortion medication through the mail, ask us about the TelAbortion Study.

What happens during a medication abortion visit?

  • Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, is offered up to 70 days (10 weeks) from the first day of your last period. This method uses a combination of 2 medications. Mifepristone, which ends the pregnancy, is taken at the first visit. Misoprostol is used at home to expel the pregnancy.
  • Note: If you are doing your medication abortion at home with the TelAbortion study, or if you are going to one of our other clinics, we will go over specific instructions about what to expect when you make your appointment.
  • If you are coming to Augusta for your medication abortion, our security staff will buzz you in the front door and you will sign in with your first name. Before entering the clinic, any bags, backpacks, purses, cell phones, cameras, or electronic equipment should be locked in your car or in one of our lockers. Do not bring any weapons into the building. Bring a photo ID, your payment, and a book to read into the clinic since you will be there for 2-4 hours.
  • When you enter the clinic, you will check-in, pay, and fill out some short paperwork.
  • During your visit, you will talk with a staff member about what to expect with the procedure, have an ultrasound, receive the first medication, Mifeprex, and go home with the other medications you will need and a birth control plan or prescription if you desire.
  • You may need a finger stick to check your blood type (if you have a card, or paperwork with that information, you can bring that with you), and iron level.  If your blood type is negative, you will get Rhogam.
  • You will make a plan for follow-up with staff, to make sure the medication abortion is complete. This may include scheduling an appointment to return 1-2 weeks later for an ultrasound, or having blood tests done.

How do I prepare for my medication abortion visit?

  • Please do not take any drugs or alcohol that may impair your ability to consent to an abortion 24 hours prior to coming to your appointment.
  • Make sure that you have figured out any financial assistance you will need BEFORE arriving for your appointment. If you have any questions, please call us at 207-922-3222 before your appointment. If you arrive without the correct amount of money, we may need to reschedule your appointment.
  • Eat and drink before your appointment. We do not want you coming in with an empty stomach.
  • Arrive on time for the appointment. You do not need to come early.
  • Bring a photo ID and a book to read. In Augusta, for safety and privacy reasons, we do not allow bags, backpacks, purses, phones, cameras, or electronic equipment in the clinic. You can leave that locked in your car or in one of our lockers. You may be here for 2-4 hours, and you are able to go in and out of the clinic if you need to make a call or check your phone.
  • You do not need a support person for your visit. Our excellent staff will care for you throughout your time with us. If you do bring a support person, that person is allowed to wait with you in the waiting room and be with you for the “talking” part of the visit. Support people are not allowed back in the lab, exam rooms, or recovery. Make sure your support person understands the rules about what you can bring into the clinic.
  • Dress comfortably, and wear underwear that will fit a pad. You do not need to bring any pads with you.
  • At home, it is helpful to have pads or tampons, medicine for cramping (ibuprofen and Tylenol), a heating pad, and a thermometer.

What can I expect after my medication abortion visit?

Because the bleeding and cramping of a medication abortion happen while not at the appointment, patients are advised to have a support person with them during the process, and to avoid scheduling work or other responsibilities until the abortion is complete. This may be for 24-48 hours after you take the first medication.

It is normal to have heavy bleeding and cramping during the medication abortion. This is usually complete within 6 hours of taking the second medication.  Bleeding and cramping usually taper down after the medication abortion, and it is normal to have light bleeding on and off for the next few days and weeks. We will go over what to expect in detail when you are in the office, and will provide you with a way to reach us if you have problems after you leave.

 call 207-922-3222 to schedule an appointment