Inga Zilberstein, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, NY
An unintended pregnancy is always a sensitive issue for women, and some women like to keep it as private as possible. Dr. Inga Zilberstein, MD, PLLC, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, provides women with the support and privacy they need with a medical abortion. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online toda
Medical Abortion Q & A
What is a medical abortion?
During a medical abortion, you take medication to terminate your pregnancy. A medical abortion is a safe and effective method for terminating an early pregnancy.
For a medical abortion, Dr. Zilberstein prescribes two medications that you take over a two-day period.
Who is a candidate for a medical abortion?
Dr. Zilberstein first performs an ultrasound to determine if you’re a candidate for a medical abortion. You can have a medical abortion up until day 49 of your pregnancy.
If you’re still in the early stages of pregnancy, Dr. Zilberstein talks to you about the medical abortion process and answers all of your questions. Then, together, you decide how best to proceed.
What happens during a medical abortion?
Dr. Zilberstein starts the medical abortion at your initial ultrasound evaluation and consultation. You can initiate your termination at the office or your home. There’s no need for surgery or anesthesia for a medical abortion.
On day one, you take Mifepristone, also known as Mifiprex® and RU-486. This medication blocks the production of progesterone, which is a hormone you need to continue the pregnancy.
On day two, you take the misoprostol. Misoprostol is a medication that triggers uterine contractions, bleeding, and cramping to expel the pregnancy. You can expect cramping and bleeding 1-4 hours after taking the second medication. This process may last up to four hours.
You may continue bleeding for a few days following the second medication.
If you don’t start bleeding within 24 hours of taking the misoprostol, call Dr. Zilberstein’s office.
What happens after a medical abortion?
Dr. Zilberstein schedules a follow-up appointment after your medical abortion to make sure that the process was successful and to address your needs for future contraception options.
Call the office of Dr. Inga Zilberstein, MD, PLLC, or book a consultation online to see if medical abortion is suitable for you.