Coming to the Dublin Well Woman Centre for an Early Medical Abortion
An Early Medical Abortion is a safe and legal way to end a pregnancy, and it is an option that many women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy may choose for themselves. At the Dublin Well Woman Centre, we have been supporting women in crisis pregnancies for over 40 years, and now that Early Medical Abortions are available under Irish law, it is our aim to ensure women experience the best medical care in this procedure.
An Early Medical Abortion is free for all women living in the Republic of Ireland. The earlier in pregnancy you make your decision and speak to a doctor about it, the easier it is to get a medical abortion. If your pregnancy is under 9 weeks, you can access an Early Medical Abortion at a Dublin Well Woman Centre clinic. If you are between 9 and 12 weeks pregnant you can still have your initial appointment at one of our clinics, and we will refer you to a hospital for the procedure.
COVID19 restrictions has led to some changes and adaptations in the way we deliver our healthcare services. Significant changes have been made to our Early Medical Abortion Service, which can be found on our the Step-By-Step Guidelines page.
Post-abortion counselling in Well Woman
Every woman who has experienced an abortion will have different emotions.
It is possible to feel relief, anger, guilt or sadness. In the Dublin Well Woman Centre we find that some women will be very clear they made the best or correct decision, some may regret the experience, while others struggle on alone hoping the feelings will go away.
Abortion is not a simple matter of “right” or “wrong” and it is important to be able to talk openly about your feelings, as well as having appropriate support to work through any emotional pain or distress. It is possible to take a very positive attitude to all that has happened, and gain personal insight.
If you have had an abortion and would like to discuss your feelings – whether immediately afterwards or several years on – the Dublin Well Woman Centre offers sessions with highly trained and accredited professional counsellors in a confidential and supportive environment.
Post-abortion counselling is available free of charge, and is also available to men who need to discuss their experience around abortion.