Being gifted with a child is a god given boon! Many people actually don’t realize its importance and its value. Most parents-to-be easily jump to the conclusion of aborting their fetus. Though it is legally a crime to abort a baby people worldwide are still doing it secretly! One strong statement that should be hammered into the heads of all adults if you are not in a position to bring up a child of your own please take precautionary methods not to get conceive!
Abortion otherwise called as termination is a medical procedure of ending a pregnancy so that it does not result in a baby. There are 2 ways of ending a pregnancy. One is by taking pills that would abort the baby and the other one is by undergoing a minor surgical operation to kill the fetus. [/su_note]
Some women want to abort the child while some find it difficult to make their own decision. The decision to make an abortion is purely one’s choice. Those who wish to abort will have to go through many sessions like group discussions and counseling in order to change their point of view for not bringing up the child.
You will be given all liberty to talk to your partner, friends, and family members regarding this but they all don’t have a call on the final decision. The final decision of taking an abortion or not always rests in the hands of the mother.
Making a decision of aborting the child may seem to be an easy one. But one is often not aware of the consequences. Abortions are the safest if they are carried out as early as possible. Most women don’t experience any problem but there are some complications associated with abortion that every woman should be aware of!
Here is the list of certain Complications after Abortion:
- The womb might get infected
- There is a 0.2% chance that the pregnancy might still remain in the womb.
- Some women might experience excessive bleeding
- Sometimes there may be a damage to the entrance of the womb (cervix)
- About 1 in 250 surgical abortions & 1 in 1000 medical abortions encounter severe damage to the womb
Normal Side Effects after an Abortion:
- Abdominal cramps
- Nausea & vomiting
- Sore breast
- Vaginal bleeding
- Uterine perforation which includes abdominal cramps, bleeding, and fever
- The septic shock that includes symptoms of fever, bleeding, low blood pressure & abdominal pain
When it becomes Necessary to Get Medical Advice?
After having an abortion it is quite natural to experience some cramps and vaginal bleeding. It might last for a week or two and gradually it must improve and there is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about! But you need to bother about it a bit when you experience the following symptoms:
- Excessive bleeding
- Severe pain that cant be controlled by painkillers
- Smelly vaginal discharge or white discharges
- High temperature
- Pregnancy symptoms like nausea and sore breast
Effect of Abortion on Future Fertility & Pregnancy
Having an abortion doesn’t affect your future chances of being pregnant and having normal pregnancies. In fact, the chances of being pregnant are more after having an abortion. So it is better to use contraception and you will be adviced thoroughly regarding this while you undergo an abortion. However, there is a huge risk if you suffer from womb infection after an abortion. This infection might spread to your fallopian tubes and ovaries and result in a serious condition called as a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
PID can cause Female infertility and ectopic pregnancy wherein the egg implants outside the womb. But, this is a very rare case. You will be given antibiotics before an abortion so as to reduce the risk of infection. And also, if an infection arises it treated well in first stage itself and does not cause a serious impact. One thing has to b kept in mind, repeated abortions increase the risk of giving birth prematurely that is the baby is born in the 37th week itself.
How about having Sex Immediately after an Abortion?
It is recommended to wait for at least 2 weeks to have sex after an abortion. This is because you are likely to go through severe vaginal bleeding and cramps after an abortion which can cause a hell lot of discomfort. Giving you’re a break from all these stuff can make you more comfortable and once you feel your body is back to normal then there is no harm in resuming sex with your partner.
Waiting for 2 to 3 weeks after an abortion to have sex also reduces the risk of infection. This is also an important part of post-abortion care. If you have unprotected sex after an abortion then you must call your doctor or ask for any clinical help and take necessary measures to prevent pregnancy. Also, if you experience sudden pain during sex after abortion even then it is necessary to call up a doctor and seek the advice.
After Abortion Care Tips:
After an abortion, your doctor will provide you after-care instruction. In order to reduce the side effects and also to increase your comfort after an abortion keeps in mind the following tips:
- To ease cramps use heating pads
- While experiencing vomiting and nausea keep yourself hydrated
- Massage the abdomen when you experience cramps
- Wear a tight fitting bra to relieve breast tenderness
These tips are quite useful to help yourself after an abortion. You can also contact our doctors at www.freedoctorhelpline.com or call us at +91-8010555444.
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