Expect to be at the clinic for up to 3 hours


You will be told by a healthcare professional if you need this procedure which involves an injection through your tummy to stop the fetal heartbeat.

You will have this procedure with local anaesthetic, and it takes between 10 and 15 minutes. A small needle is placed through your tummy, into the fluid surrounding the pregnancy, or into the fetal heart where a medicine to stop the fetal heartbeat is injected. If injected into the fluid, it can take several hours for the heartbeat and fetal movements to stop.

If you have any questions please ask. We will take as much time as you need to go through this procedure with you in detail.

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Risks and complications



Aftercare is available any time 7 days a week, on 0300 333 68 28 (or +44 1789 508 210).