FAQ-Frequently asked questions

We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions (FAQs) regarding pregnancy, abortion, contraception, sexual health, and appointment-related queries.
How do I determine my pregnancy weeks?
Gestational age is calculated from the first day of your last period. If you’re 2 weeks late, you’re likely around 6 weeks pregnant.
Which contraception is suitable for me?

We will recommend the best contraception for you based on your health and circumstances. Visit our website’s options page for more information or call us on 0212961487 to get consultation

How can I book an appointment?

You can book an abortion or consultation appointment within 48 hours by calling 0212961487, emailing info@thewomenshealthhub.co.nz or directly booking through our website.

How long does the consultation take?

The medical abortion procedure typically lasts around 30 minutes with phone access for medical advise for up to 2 week post abortion.

What is the difference between a medical and a surgical abortion?

A medical abortion is done by combining two prescribed tablets. These make you expel the pregnancy. The medical termination takes between two and four weeks to complete.

A surgical abortion, on the other hand, requires an approximate 15 minute surgical procedure under anaesthesia where everything is done on the same day. We don’t currently offer surgical abortions.

Please contact us on 0212961487 if you would like the process explained further.

How much bleeding and for how long?
During a medical termination, most women experience moderate bleeding for 7 days and may experience light spotting for an additional 2 weeks.

What’s the recovery time?
An early medical abortion is very similar to a miscarriage or heavy period. It is good to plan to be in your comfort zone on the day you take the misoprostal. Women usually return to their normal activities the next day.

Is an early medical abortion painful?

You may experience period type cramping, it is recommended to take regular pain relief to help ease the cramps.

How do I know if it was successful?
There will be two blood tests (pregnancy HCG level) the first blood test will be prior to taking the medications and the second blood test will be 7-10 days after taking the first pill. This second blood test should show an 80% reduction, this confirms that the early medical abortion process was successful.

How soon can I get an appointment?

We can usually schedule an appointment within 48 hours. Simply phone on 0212961487 or email at info@thewomenshealthhub.co.nz to arrange a convenient time or book an appointment directly through our website’s appointment page.

Is it confidential?
Absolutely. Everything you say will be kept confidential.

Will having an early medical abortion affect my ability to get pregnant in the future?

No, you will still be able to get pregnant in the future.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?
No referral needed. You can directly make an appointment with us.