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How to Care for Yourself After an Abortion

How to Care for Yourself After an Abortion

Having an abortion in Boston can be stressful both physically and mentally. After an abortion it’s important to take care of yourself. First and foremost, never feel alone. In the United States it’s estimated that 30% of women have an abortion by the age of 45. There are two types of abortions, the abortion pill or a surgical abortion. Both have similar side effects. If you choose to have an abortion, always choose to do so under the care of a licensed medical professional. If you need a gynecologist in Boston, At the Boston Abortion Clinic, we can assist you with an abortion or any of your gynecological needs. 

Some of the side effects of an abortion may include; abdominal cramps, vaginal bleeding, sore breasts, fatigue and nausea. 


Light bleeding or heavy spotting is common. Passing large blood clots, stabbing pains or bright red blood after twenty-four hours has passed can be signs of complications and should be addressed with your doctor. Avoid using tampons or putting anything in your vagina for two weeks after your abortion. 


Waiting two weeks after an abortion to have sex is advised. This can reduce the risk of infection. If you have unprotected sex after an abortion you should consider calling your doctor or The Boston Abortion Clinic to see what measures you can take to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. 


An incomplete abortion or exposing the vagina to bacteria by having sex too soon after an abortion can cause an infection. To reduce the risk of infection, use pads instead of tampons and avoid having sex for two weeks. Signs of an infection include fever, pelvic pain and foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Contact your doctor immediately if you think you have an infection. 

If you need an abortion service in Boston, Call the Boston Abortion Clinic, we would be happy to help you. 

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