Second Trimester Abortion
Second Trimester Abortion
Abortion in the second trimester (13-24 weeks) is called a D&E, or Dilation and Evacuation. In some D&E procedures, laminaria, a natural dilator, is used to open the cervix over a period of several hours, or overnight in more advanced cases.
The facility provides the most experienced Gynecologists, who introduced and taught the procedure in the state of New Jersey, in conjunction with very experienced anesthesiologists who will oversee your safety and comfort. The decision to have an abortion should be made early and performed as soon as possible for the lowest risk.
Abortions performed in the second trimester of pregnancy is a significantly different procedure from the first trimester. Although there are similarities, as pregnancy progresses through the second trimester, the surgical abortion procedure used, requires greater time, skill and entails somewhat greater risk, though still significantly lower than carrying a pregnancy to term.
Our team of Board Certified gynecologists will perform your second trimester abortion under anesthesia.
Our doctors have been providing second trimester abortions for over 30 years.
The two-day procedure is performed in our own state licensed facility. If you require a two-day procedure, and live further than one hour away, you should make arrangements to stay in the area overnight.
Many New Jersey genetic counselors and area gynecologists refer their own patients to us for both elective and medically indicated procedures commonly known as fetal anomalies. We can arrange for genetic testing and burial or cremation if that is your wish.
How to Prepare for a Surgical Abortion
- Do not eat or drink anything starting from midnight the night before
your appointment. This includes water, chewing gum or mints.
- Leave all of your jewelry and valuables at home
- Have someone drive you to the facility, and either stay or return to take you home after you’ve been discharged.
- Please do not bring children to the facility
- If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call to reschedule
- Wear comfortable clothes
Exclusivity Available (Enhanced Privacy)
Evening appointments are available Monday through Saturday, in the utmost private, dignified, confidential, safe and caring environment. Please notify us when requesting your appointment.
ACCREDITATION & AFFILIATIONS
Being a AAAASF | The Gold Standard in Accreditation, our center must adhere to strict rules and regulations set forth by the State of New Jersey and the Department of Health & Human Service
We are a proud member of National Abortion Federation (NAF).