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Induced fetal demise


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 abdomen to stop the fetal heartbeat.

A small needle is placed through your abdomen, into the fluid surrounding the pregnancy, or the fetal heart where a medicine to stop the heartbeat is injected. If injected into the fluid, it can take several hours for the heartbeat and fetal movements to stop.

You will be awake for this procedure, which takes between 10 and 15 minutes. If you are having dilatation and evacuation, Dilapan is placed into the cervix (neck of the womb) at the same time as this procedure.

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.

VIDEO: Feticide


Risks and complications



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