Since every woman’s experience and response is unique, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to feel after your abortion. A woman may experience any number of emotions after your abortion.

After your abortion emotions may range from feeling relieved and thankful, to feelings of sadness. These are all normal responses. Many of our patients find comfort in the support of friends, family, or other loved ones.

We also realize that some of our patients do not have a support network that they can turn to at this time. At Presidential Women’s Center, we recognize and understand the individual emotional needs of all of our patients. Our trained staff is always available to speak with patients and their loved ones in confidence, before and after your abortion procedure.

After your abortion, if needed, we are able to provide referrals to therapists in our community.

Be secure in knowing that we understand that your decision on this very private and personal matter is, after all, your private and personal decision. We are here to help answer your questions, care for your concerns, and support your choices.

Although many of us have grown up taking the right to choose for granted, we hope our patients realize how delicate and fragile this right actually is. The difference of only one judge’s decision on an abortion or reproductive healthcare case is all that is required to completely change the availability of this healthcare service for women.

In many areas of the United States, women must travel very long distances to receive abortion care because the political climate in their state or city will not support protections of their right to choose.

Please remember this when you enter the voting booth, when you choose and support elected representatives and judges, and when you discuss these issues with your friends.

Our right to choose — your right to choose — was not always available, safe, and protected. Florida abortion laws.

Each one of us needs to be personally responsible and committed to keep this protection safe and available for other women, now and for the future.


Normal Side Effects After Your Abortion

Bleeding

Not all women have the same experiences. Some do not experience any bleeding. Others may have bleeding that lasts from 2–6 weeks.

  • Bleeding may be spotty, dark brown, and include clots.
  • Often there is no bleeding for the first few days immediately following an abortion. Hormonal changes may cause bleeding as heavy as a period around the 3rd or 5th day and increased cramping.
  • If heavy bleeding (soaking a full-sized maxi-pad in one hour) occurs, then begin deep uterine massaging for 10 minutes, take Ibuprofen, use a heating pad, and decrease activity.
  • If heavy bleeding continues for more than three hours, call us (See the phone numbers listed above).

Discharge

  • Non-bloody, range from a brown to black color
  • Mucus-like

Pain/Cramps

  • Cramping is normal and necessary for the uterus to return to its non-pregnant size.
  • Cramping may by occasional, like menstrual cramps, for the first few days.
  • Cramping may increase, along with bleeding and clotting, particularly around the third to fifth day.
  • Cramping should be relieved by ibuprofen, deep uterine massage, heat, and rest.

Cramping may be relieved by one or more of the following:

  • Take 800mg ibuprofen with food or milk every 6 to 8 hours.
  • Apply uterine massages frequently. This involves firmly pressing down on your abdomen with your fingertips. Rub in a circular motion from the belly button to your pubic bone. You may need to continue this for at least 10 minutes to get some relief.
  • Drink warm liquids such as tea or hot cocoa.
  • Use a heating pad or hot water bottle on your abdomen.

Abnormal Side Effects After Your Abortion

If you have any of the following symptoms, you could be experiencing an emergency. Please call us right away – 561-686-3859
or 800-273-3047

Prolonged Heavy Bleeding

  • Soaking 2 or more maxi pads in an hour for 2 hours in a row
  • Blood clots larger than a lemon

Severe Pain/Cramps

Severe pain or cramping that medication does not help

Body Temperature

Chills and fever of 101° F or higher after the day of your procedure

Other

  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea that lasts more than 24 hours
  • Fainting
  • Vaginal discharge that smells bad
  • Depression that won’t go away
  • Still feeling pregnant (fatigue, morning sickness, or breast tenderness) more than two weeks after your procedure.

If you are experiencing any of the abnormal symptoms, please contact us right away.

Safe and Confidential Abortion Clinic in South Florida

Abortion Pill up to 10 weeks…

The abortion pill is a good option for those patients seeking a private experience in the comfort of their own homes. Abortion by pill is available up to ten weeks from your last period. You will take one pill at our office and go home with another medication to use 24-48 hours later. Our patients overwhelmingly express satisfaction with their experience with the pill; many say it felt like a very comfortable and private process. read more »

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Surgical abortion from 5 to 12 weeks…

A first trimester surgical abortion is a very safe, 3 to 10 minute procedure with TWO options for sedation – twilight sedation and local anesthesia. Twilight Sedation is a good option for those patients who want to be comfortable and relatively unaware of the procedure. Local Anesthesia is for those patients looking for a very light administration of medication. read more »

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Surgical abortion from 16 to 23 weeks…

A second trimester surgical abortion is very safe with Twilight Sedation. If you are between 17-23 weeks of pregnancy we offer a 2-day procedure. During the first day of the procedure, we take your medical history, discuss your procedure and after-care, and prepare for overnight dilation of your cervix. On the 2nd day your surgical abortion procedure will be completed. read more »

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Fetal abnormalities up to 23 weeks…

Whether due to genetic and fetal anomalies, or a medical condition that makes it dangerous for you to carry full term, our Center offers a specialized program for those patients facing the disheartening situation of a planned pregnancy with fetal indication (abnormalities). Our compassionate staff and physicians are committed to ensuring that you receive the medical care, and emotional support you need and deserve. read more »

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Private Abortion Available…

If a more private experience for your abortion will make you more comfortable both physically and emotionally we can accommodate your needs. We offer several PRIVATE options with private appointments; a separate entrance/exit to our center; a private waiting and recovery room for your family or friends. You may schedule an appointment before or after regular business hours. read more »

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Over 38 Years of Experience

providing the highest quality abortion and reproductive healthcare in South Florida
  • Warm & Supportive
    Environment

    Our Center is warm and inviting with every consideration for your PRIVACY and COMFORT. Our promise is to provide the SUPPORT and UNDERSTANDING that you need during this very personal and private time. We know that each patient has unique needs and we look forward to providing the personalized attention that you deserve.

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  • Outstanding
    Medical Care

    Our private, STATE-OF-THE-ART CENTER is unparalleled in South Florida. With nearly FOUR DECADES of experience and skill, our Physicians, nurses, counselors and staff are dedicated to ensuring that you receive confidential services with respect and dignity. Our pledge to our patients is to provide the HIGHEST STANDARD of medical care.

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  • Generous
    Financial Help

    We are committed to helping you access generous financial assistance! We use MULTIPLE RESOURCES to ensure that financial difficulties will not be an obstacle to you receiving the very best care. CALL TODAY to speak to a phone counselor who will complete a quick and easy application and let you KNOW IMMEDIATELY the amount you will receive.

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  • The Difference
    is Evident

    We offer more options for financial assistance, SHORTER WAIT times, and the most experienced, highly SKILLED STAFF who are devoted to exceeding your expectations. We're proud to serve patients who travel from Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ft. Myers / Naples, Melbourne, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Key West, and the Caribbean Islands.

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What Our Patients Say…

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the wonderful staff at Presidential Women’s Center for being so warm and supportive during such a sensitive time.

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Experience was wonderful. Lovely staff help take your mind off of things. I hope you all keep up the great work!

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Welcome to Presidential Women's Center the Most PREFERRED abortion provider in West Palm Beach. Shorter wait times, financial help, skilled staff, and the highest standard of medical care.