An abortion procedure also known as “surgical abortion” or “in-clinic abortion” is a simple, safe procedure that involves a pelvic exam, dilation of the cervix, and removal of the pregnancy tissue through vacuum aspiration and additional instruments. After 16 weeks of pregnancy, cervical dilation may need to be completed over the course of 1-2 days prior to the removal of the pregnancy. This entire process takes between 2-3 clinic visits.
Over 16 weeks of pregnancy, cervical dilation can take multiple days. We offer in-clinic abortion procedures up to 26 weeks of pregnancy. If your pregnancy measures less than 16 weeks, please click here.
Please review appointment instructions prior to your appointment. If you have questions, please call us at 618-451-5722 or text us at 618-248-8048.
Abortion procedures done at the Hope Clinic after 16 weeks are typically done over 2-3 consecutive clinic visits. The procedure consists of dilation of the cervix followed by removal of the pregnancy with suction in combination with the use of other special instruments (dilation and evacuation – D&E). It is successful 99% of the time and is extremely safe, with a low complication rate.
The pain medicine in the form of pills, injections of numbing medication in the cervix, and intravenous (IV) sedation (moderate or “twilight” sedation) are included in your fee. Over 14 weeks of pregnancy, it is required that you have transportation to and from the clinic as medication you will receive will make it so you cannot drive. If you have questions about our driver policy, please contact the clinic at 618-451-5722.
You MUST stay within 30 minutes of the clinic within the state of Illinois in between appointments. If you live farther than 30 minutes away or live in another state, please arrange to get a hotel or stay with a friend/family member who lives within 30 minutes of the clinic. If you need assistance in finding a hotel, please call us.
Please review Appointment Instructions prior to your appointment
Information about Rhogam for people with a negative blood type can be found here.
If you have previously given birth via c-section, please see “C-Section Information” below.
Note: Some patients between 16 weeks and 17 weeks and 6 days may be able to have their procedure completed safely in one day. If you measure 16 weeks or above, please be prepared that your procedure will likely take 2-3 days.
We are making changes and updates to our schedule to better assist patients. Please call the office at (618) 451-5722 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment. We are sorry for the inconvenience.