Termination

A pregnancy may be terminated surgically or medically or using a combination of the two.

The important thing is to get in contact with us as soon as possible so that we can explore your options with you.

We have onsite ultrasound and locally based termination and follow up services. There is no need to travel to Perth to receive the support you need.

Medical termination


Medical terminations are performed up to nine weeks and refers to the use of medication to terminate a pregnancy.

A medical termination uses two medications in a two step process. At the first step, you take 1 tablet of “mifepristone”. For the¬†second step you take 4 “misoprostol” tablets 36 to 48 hours later. After this you can expect some vaginal bleeding, cramps and to pass some pregnancy tissue. The pain can vary, but generally having some Neurofen or Panadeine on hand will help with this. It is expected not to do too much for 1-2 days. The bleeding lasts on average 10 to 16 days. A follow-up assessment is very important, to confirm termination of pregnancy.

In about 2% of cases the process can result in what is called an incomplete termination and a follow up surgical procedure (D&C) is required.

During your consultation with the doctor the process will be explained to you in detail and you are encouraged to ask as many questions as you need to.

Surgical termination

Surgical termination is undertaken up to 13 weeks into the pregnancy and is a brief and safe procedure. It is done under general anesthesia at Busselton Health Campus.

During your consultation with the doctor the process will be explained to you in detail and you are encouraged to ask as many questions as you need to.