Abortion is healthcare

Procedural Abortion Care

Discover one of the most trusted and widely practiced procedures for abortion care in the United States. At our facilities in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina, we prioritize your safety and well-being throughout the process.

A Woman's Choice Abortion Healthcare
A Woman's Choice Abortion Clinic

Safe and Expert Abortion Care with D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) Procedure

Abortion by D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) is one of the safest and most commonly performed procedures in the United States. State regulations in Florida and North Carolina necessitate two in-person visits for abortion care. During your initial visit, our dedicated team will conduct vital checks, perform necessary laboratory tests and ultrasounds, and provide you with state-mandated counseling. Rest assured, this visit typically lasts under 2 hours, ensuring a streamlined experience for our patients.

For your second visit, anticipate the procedural abortion, which typically takes place in our office and lasts approximately 4 to 6 hours. Our compassionate staff will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring comfort and support during your time with us.

Choose our trusted services for compassionate care and expert guidance throughout your abortion journey. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Service Locations

Our Care Extends Across These Clinics and Surrounding Areas

Charlotte, NC

(704) 367-2255

Jacksonville, FL

(904) 448-8877

Greensboro, NC

(336) 273-9485

Raleigh, NC

(919) 781-6811

Danville, VA

(434) 218-1032

What to Expect

Our clinic provides a compassionate and supportive environment for individuals seeking abortion care. During your visit, we prioritize your comfort and well-being every step of the way.

Similar to any other doctor’s visit, your vitals will be taken, and some lab work will be done to determine your blood type. Your ultrasound will tell us the gestation (length) of your pregnancy. You will attend an informational session to review the abortion procedure and how to take care of yourself when you return home. If you are interested, we will offer birth control information for future planning. This is a great time to ask questions. If you wish to speak privately to a counselor, just let us know.

You will change into a gown and have a seat in our surgical waiting room. You have TV and magazines available as well as relaxing adult pictures to color. You may want to read through the patient journals that include stories, suggestions, and support written by former patients. Please add your own thoughts for those who come after you.

Some patients will be given extra medications and our nurse will watch over you. When called in for your abortion, you will be attended to by your doctor and two medical assistants who will guide you through your procedure. The procedural abortion procedure by D&E (dilation and evacuation) consists of the gradual dilation (opening) of the cervix and the use of gentle vacuum aspiration to empty the contents of the uterus.

The recovery period is an essential part of your procedure. After the abortion, you will rest in comfortable recliners in our recovery room for 30-60 minutes, as needed and directed by your doctor.

Your vital signs will be monitored and you will be given a beverage and a snack. Our RN will review your take-home packet, including medications and what to expect once home. Upon request, we will provide you with a birth control prescription.

A member of our medical staff is on call 24 hours a day for questions or concerns. You will receive information about when and how to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Continued Birth Control Support

For individuals seeking to initiate or maintain birth control following their abortion procedure, we offer ongoing support and guidance.

If you wish to start or continue birth control pills that were prescribed during your visit with us, simply let our team know, and we'll schedule your appointment accordingly.

Please note that after the initial year, it is essential to undergo a current and normal-results Pap smear to renew your prescription. This ensures your ongoing health and safety while utilizing birth control medication.

We're committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care to support your reproductive health journey. Reach out to us to schedule your appointment or for any further assistance you may need.

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Financial help is available

We understand the financial barriers that many pregnant people face when deciding to end a pregnancy. We will work with those who are eligible to provide financial assistance. We have trained funding assistants and patient navigators to support you.

We Are Here For You!

Has your state banned or restricted abortion?

If you are traveling to our clinics from a state that has banned abortion then there may be additional financial support available to you. This is subject to change but may apply if you are from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, or Wisconsin.

Florida state law imposes several restrictions on abortion, including a patient must receive state-mandated information from a doctor at least 24 hours before an abortion. The counseling must be provided in person requiring at least two separate trips to our facility. We provide abortion care up to 6 weeks of pregnancy.

To comply with the state law, patients will be required to receive state-mandated information and consent in person 72 hours before an abortion. State law requires at least two separate trips to our facility. We can provide abortion care through 12 weeks of pregnancy.

There are NO waiting period for abortion care. Make your appointment now. State law does require minors to notify and obtain parental consent (see our Teens & Abortion page for details).

A Woman's Choice Abortion Services

We know that choosing abortion is a thoughtful decision.

A Woman’s Choice offers a compassionate, non-judgmental environment for our patients. We are woman-owned and woman-operated and proud to offer you the best care in our communities. We welcome patients from all state which includes, but are not limited to: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.