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Appointments and treatment queries: 03457 30 40 30
Phone lines are open 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm on Saturdays and 9.30 am to 2.30 pm on Sundays.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We are an independent healthcare charity which for more than 50 years, has been advocating and caring for women and couples who decide to end a pregnancy.
My pregnancy test is positive after my abortion, what shall I do?
If you have taken the special pregnancy test that BPAS gave you, please call the aftercare line for advice.
A normal shop bought pregnancy test is very sensitive and can remain positive for up to 6 weeks post treatment. We know that your hormone levels drop after an abortion but they take some time to go down to below the “non pregnant” level. If you are worried that you are still pregnant after your treatment, please call the aftercare line for advice. If you think you have a new pregnancy, please contact the booking and information centre.
How will I know if the abortion is complete?
The pregnancy hormones rapidly decrease after an abortion with pills. Your pregnancy symptoms, should resolve quite quickly, sickness takes around 2-3 days to go away (although some people say it’s immediate) and sore breasts and tiredness should resolve within 7-10 days of your abortion. If you took the pregnancy test that we gave you and it is negative, that is a good sign the abortion is complete. If you notice ongoing pregnancy symptoms, or your test is positive, or you just have a feeling that you are still pregnant contact the aftercare line for support.
How long will I bleed for?
Some people bleeding right up until their next period, however, on average it lasts for around 1-2 weeks, but can be lighter bleeding for up to 6 weeks - use sanitary towels during this time. If you are using hormonal contraception, like the pill, the patch, the injection or the implant, this can cause some irregular bleeding for a few months. After surgical abortion, a few women will not experience bleeding until their next period.
If your bleeding soaks 2 or more sanitary towels per hour for 2 hours in a row, contact the clinic or Aftercare line on 03003336828 urgently for advice. If you can’t call, go to A&E.
Will I be given Pills by Post?
Pills by Post is for clients who have a gestation of 9 weeks and 6 days or under however the decision will be made after your consultation after a medical practitioner has assessed you fully.