frauen.gesundheit.nussdorf vienna is offering abortion with tablets or suction

Termination of unwanted pregnancies is legal in Austria up the 12th week of pregnancy.

Our primary goal is to commit women or couples on a path to a sustainable decision. So we invite you to consultation (24 hours hotline 01 - 37 049 37; free of charge). We offer an examination including ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy, decide the exact week and answer all your questions.

Abortion with pills

The abortion pill is a medicine that ends a pregnancy. The medical name for the abortion pill is mifepristone (Mifegyne®). It blocks the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone the pregnancy cannot continue.
The procedure is similar to miscarriage.
1 tablet of Mifegyne® is followed by other pills after 24 to 48 hours named misoprostol (Austria: Cyprostol®, US: Cytotec®) which make the uterus contract which and expulse the embryo.

Cyprostol® should not be used if you suffer from.
- chronic adrenal failure,
- hypersensitivity to the substance,
- severe asthma uncontrolled by therapy,
- inherited porphyria.

gynaecologist dr adam in viennaIf your blood group is Rhesus-negative you need an Anti-D injection to avoid problems in further wanted pregnancies.
Most women are able to carry on their usual lives at home or work, but you may have some bleeding and period-like pains.

You may have nausea or vomiting. If you vomit within half an hour of taking the first pill, please call as soon as possible, as the tablet may not have been absorbed.

There is the need for a follow-up visit within 14 to 21 days after intake of Mifegyne® in order to check for complete expulsion.

If expulsion is incomplete (2 – 3 per cent), surgical treatment (suction) is necessary.
It is unlikely that the abortion will happen after taking the first pill (in about 3% of cases).If you think you may have miscarried after taking the first pill you nevertheless have to use the second pills.

Other side effects related to abortion with pills:
- Very rare to Mifegyne
After using prostaglandin
- Bleeding
The woman has to be aware of the occurrence of prolonged vaginal bleeding (an average of about 12 days or more after prostaglandin intake) which may be heavy. Bleeding occurs in almost all cases and is not in anyway a proof of complete expulsion.

- Rare: Headache, Hypersensitivity
- Common: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, light or moderate cramping. If cramps are to painful you can use hot-water bottle or analgetics which help against dysmenorrhea (e.g. Parkemed 500).

Abortion by suction

We also offer suction under local anesthesia. That means, injection of a anesthetic into the cervix. The woman might feel that something happens, but no pain. After setting anesthesia the cervix is dilated and suction performed. After suction the success is checked by ultrasound. After surgery the woman has to stay for at least an hour until she can leave the clinic.

About 2-3 weeks after surgery a routine-check is performed.

In any case our hotline is available anytime 24 hours a day.

What's better: abortion with pills or suction?

Advantages of pills
in 97% no professional is touching the woman: that reduces infections and trauma dramatically and therefore reduces the likelihood of longtime consequences like infertilty.
you can avoid anesthesia.
You can follow the procedure consciously, which might mean a better psychological follow-up.
the pills can be taken earlier than surgery is possible.

Disadvantage of pills
to wait at least 24 hours between the first and the second pills, is considered by some women as disadavantage
menstruation-like cramps or even severe pain for some hours

Advantages of suction
You make an appointment for surgery and about one hour later you leave not pregnant anymore.

Disadvantage of suction
Infection or trauma of the uterus is unlikely but possible.

where to perform an abortion in vienna

Dr. med. Michael Adam, medical head

Phone: +43-1-3704937 (24h Hotline)
Cellphone: +43-664-610830