Early Medical Abortion (Phone Consultation) – Step-by-Step
The current restrictions arising from COVID19 have 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 are outlined in the Step-By-Step guidelines below.
If you are unsure about the process of accessing an Early Medical Abortion, we can help you through whatever stage you are at in your pregnancy or throughout your decision-making process.
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 we aim to ensure that our patients 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.
When you choose to have an Early Medical Abortion at the Dublin Well Woman Centre, 2 visits are required, with a third being offered.
Now that we are implementing physical distancing measure, these “visits” will take place by telephone consultation. Please follow the Step-By-Step guide to ensure you understand how we are now operating in the current environment.