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CENTRAL WOLVERHAMPTON CLINIC
on the ground floor of the Wolverhampton Pregnancy Advisory Service,
Central Wolverhampton Clinic opened its new Consultation Suite to
provide Early Medical Abortions in 2007. The clinic is approved by the
Department of Health and is registered with the Care Quality Commission.
Wolverhampton Clinic in association with the Calthorpe Clinic is
dedicated to the provision of early abortion and contraception, offering a choice of procedures
including the "abortion pill".
Our highly skilled doctors, nurses and patient advisors provide a high standard of specialist abortion care.
ONE-STOP ABORTION SERVICE
understand how difficult it is for clients which is why we have tried
to make things a little simpler and more convenient by providing
local services for local people.
The "One-Stop" service has been
developed for with busy clients in mind and allows clients
to have a consultation and medical assessment followed by treatment on
the first appointment, without it affecting the quality of care.
This service is available on Wednesdays with the second visit on Thursdays
Clients are able to eat and drink as normal prior to treatment
arrival at the centre you will be met and welcomed by a dedicated
member of staff. A Patient Advisor
will complete the necessary paperwork with you and discuss your options
and decision to terminate your pregnancy. If you decide to proceed you
will have a medical consultation with a doctor who will also perform a
scan to confirm how many weeks pregnant you are. If you are suitable
for Early Medical Abortion doctor will complete a legal form and ask
you to sign a Consent to Treatment form. He will then prescribe and
give you the medication to swallow (mifepristone tablet). You will be
asked to rest for approximately 30 minutes so that we can clarify that
you feel well and have no adverse reaction to the medication.
Before you leave the clinic you will be given an appointment for the
2nd part of your treatment the following day, and a contact number for
you to ring should you need any help or advice once you have left the
If you vomit within 2 hours of taking the mifepristone you must contact the clinic for advice.
After taking the tablet you may experience the following:
• Slight bleeding
• Feeling faint or a little nauseous or vomiting
• Headaches and skin rashes may occur
• Slight dizziness or feeling feverish
• You may experience heavy cramp-like period pains
• In rare cases miscarriage may occur before the second tablet
starts a process which cannot be stopped or reversed later. You must
attend the clinic for your second appointment since we cannot be sure
that you have passed the pregnancy sac. We need to continue
the second part of the treatment to ensure the pregnancy is completely expelled.
will be seen by a nurse on your second visit who will ask you about any
symptoms you have experienced since your first visit. If all is well
your treatment will continue. Misoprostol tablets will be inserted into
your vagina by the nurse.
The misoprostol helps your
body expel the pregnancy so you will start to bleed and experience
period-like pains. All women react differently to this treatment. Some
have heavy bleeding and quite a lot of pain, while others have very
little bleeding and mild pain; most women are between the two. However,
it is important to remember that this is not a completely pain-free
procedure. You will be given pain relief prior to the insertion of
can leave the clinic after the treatment. However you should take it
easy for a couple of hours. After this, you may find that moving about
will ease any discomfort.
We recommend that you arrange to be collected and have someone with you (or nearby) overnight.
You may experience the following:
• Heavy bleeding and clots
• Nausea or vomiting
• A feeling of light-headedness
• Feeling feverish
• High temperature
The abortion usually takes place between 4-6 hours following the
insertion of the tablet. However, in some cases, the abortion can take
place earlier or later.
DISCHARGE FROM THE CLINIC
may bleed heavily following the second visit, usually for 2-3 days, you
may even pass some clots. This is quite normal. After this time, the
bleeding will lessen but you could bleed on and off for 3-4 weeks.
you leave the Clinic after your second visit, the nurse will ask you to telephone the next day so we can check that you are alright and
that the abortion is complete.
• You can take your normal painkillers as directed
• You will have been given antibiotics to take after the treatment, please make sure that you take them
• Your first period may occur 4-6 weeks later and it may be heavier than normal
• You should refrain from sexual intercourse for 3 weeks after the treatment to reduce the risk of infection
• We also advise that you avoid any heavy lifting or exercise for 2-3 weeks
• Use sanitary towels instead of tampons until your next regular period to avoid the risk of infection
If you are concerned, you can always phone the Clinic.
Post-abortion counselling is available if required.
are still fertile and at risk of another pregnancy. It is therefore
important that you use reliable contraception. You can start the
combined pill or progesterone only pill immediately after the second
visit. If you start the Pill, your next period-like bleed is likely to
be sometime during your week break. Please start your next packet as
instructed. Remember to use an alternative method of contraception (eg
condoms) because the antibiotics that you were given can make the
LONG ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTION
Depo-Provera (3 month injection) and Implanon (Implants) can be given at your 2nd appointment.
FREE CHLAMYDIA SCREENING
Available to both male and female and offered as a free walk-in service, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
your test proves positive both you and your partner will require
treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent any
Clinic will respect your privacy and dignity at all times and maintain
your confidentiality whilst you are in the Clinic. We will not disclose
information relating to you unless we have your written permission to
We have a spacious suite of offices and a modern consulting suite on
the ground floor making it easily accessible to disabled clients. There
is a comfortable waiting room and outside patio seating area where
friends or relatives may wait for you.
Clients can access consultation and treatment at the Central
Wolverhampton Clinic privately. We are also able to accept NHS referrals, depending on which Primary Care Trust your GP belongs to.
GPs can download an HSA1 form here (PDF version) (Word version).
ABORTION SERVICE COSTS
Assessment and Consultation
Early Medical Abortion
Condoms to Under 25s
Chlamydia Testing (male and female)
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