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5602 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21228
(410) 788-4400 Tel | (800)-427-2813
(301) 251-8581 Fax
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We are inspected and licensed by the State of Maryland. The range of abortion services includes Abortion by Pill (medical abortion / RU486), as well as, 1st and 2nd trimester surgical abortion services offered under local anesthesia, conscious sedation or general anesthesia.
2nd trimester abortions are offered up to approximately 14 weeks and require only one visit. When we know in advance we can make special arrangements for fetal abnormality cases.
Affordable family planning services are also available.
Surgical abortion is a commonly performed surgery with a very low rate of complication. Most women are back to their normal activities the day after the surgery. At our office, all surgical abortions are performed by a licensed gynecologist with more than 25 years of experience.
Abortions are performed from approximately 5 weeks from the last menstrual period (LMP) to approximately 14 weeks LMP. The abortion procedure uses instruments to open the cervix and vacuum aspiration (suction) and instruments to empty the uterus. It takes 5 to 10 minutes depending on the length of the pregnancy.
Prior to the surgery we will take a full health history, pregnancy test and blood work. You will receive an exam and usually an ultrasound to determine the length of your pregnancy. Before the surgery you will meet privately with a counselor who will explain the procedure, review your after-care instructions, give you antibiotics, birth control and answer all of your questions. During the surgery a clinician will be with you at all times and she will accompany you to the recovery room where a registered nurse will monitor your progress and discharge you.
Local anesthesia is the administration of Lidocaine into the cervix, which reduces some discomfort. You will be given oral pain medication prior to the surgery but you will remain completely awake and should expect cramping during and immediately after the procedure. You are able to drive yourself after the procedure.
The following levels are ONLY available at our Rockville and Baltimore, Maryland locations.
Light sedation administered by an anesthesiologist/anesthetist. It relaxes you but you remain conscious. You are awake and aware of your surroundings. Patients respond differently to twilight sleep so we do not know exactly what you may feel but it will help with the discomfort. Twilight sleep is restricted for some patients due to weight, age and other factors. If you choose twilight sleep you may not have anything to eat, drink or smoke from midnight the night before and you need someone to drive you home. Leave valuables and jewelry at home.
The most popular anesthesia choice. IV medication is administered by the anesthesiologist/anesthetist and you are given just enough anesthesia so that you do not experience any pain for the few minutes it takes to perform the abortion. You will not feel anything during the surgery and will awaken in the recovery room with the nurses after the abortion is complete. In order to safely administer the general anesthesia you may not have anything to eat drink or smoke after midnight the night before. You will need someone to accompany you who can drive you home. Leave valuables and jewelry at home.
Abortion by Pill is a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy by using medicine.
You must be at least 18 years of age to receive a medical abortion. This non-surgical process may be used up to 63 days (9 weeks) from the last period.
On the day of your appointment you will receive an ultrasound and laboratory work. You will be given materials to read. A counselor will meet with you to review all instructions, give you your medications and answer your questions. You’ll meet with the doctor and then take the first pill (Mifeprex) in the office. Within 48 hours you will use the second pills (Misoprostol) at home. The combination of the two medicines will cause you to bleed and in most cases end the pregnancy within a few hours of using the second medicine at home.
You’ll return in 3 to 4 weeks to make sure everything worked properly. The pill has a small rate of failure. If surgery or additional medicine is required to complete the process, there is no extra charge if performed in our office.
Give us a call at 410-788-4400 or Request An Appointment online.
You’ll find a caring, knowledgeable and understanding voice on the line who wants to help answer your questions or resolve your concerns to make sure you have all the information you need. Open Monday through Saturday — we can usually schedule you quickly. Your guest is welcome, but please make childcare arrangements, as small children are not allowed.
NOTE: The following forms are made available to you online via Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please access www.adobe.com for a FREE download if you don’t already have it.
|Registration Form [pdf]||Abortion Pill Consent Form [pdf]|
|Health Questionnaire [pdf]||Medical Abortion Post-Operative Instructions [pdf]|
|Consent To An Abortion [pdf]||Surgical Abortion Post-Operative Instructions [pdf]|
|Pre-Operative Instructions [pdf]||Privacy Notice [pdf]|
|Formulario de inscripción paciente [pdf] ~ En Español|
Sadly, there are occasions when a planned pregnancy goes tragically wrong and abortion becomes the best or only option. We are sensitive to the pain and grief you and your loved ones experience and want to make your appointment as comfortable, private and efficient as possible. When we know in advance, we will make every effort to provide a comfortable and private waiting area and to expedite your visit.
Please note the Rockville MD facility specializes in this type of care and is committed to being as responsive to your needs as possible. If you would prefer a completely private appointment please call us for more information. (Private VIP Abortion Services)
Abortion fees include: lab work, ultrasound, antibiotic prescription, birth control pills and a 2 to 3 week post-operative office visit. LMP = Last Menstrual Period.
|Length of Pregnancy||Local Anesthesia||Twilight Sleep||General Anesthesia|
|12 weeks LMP||$375||$400||$450|
|13 weeks LMP*||$400||n/a||$485|
|14 weeks LMP*||$425||n/a||$500|
|* Patients with previous C-sections who are 13 weeks or over, are required to pay an additional $100.|
|Available up to 9 weeks LMP||$390|
|Up to 12 weeks LMP||$50|
|13 weeks and above||$100|
|Sonogram / Ultrasound||$100|
|Regular Pregnancy Test||N/C|
|Early Pregnancy Test||$5|
|Blood Pregnancy Test||$50|
|Depo Provera (birth control shot)||$90|
Our highly trained team is composed of experienced gynecologists, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, counselors and medical assistants who specialize in understanding the unique needs of women seeking abortions. We know what a difficult and complex decision this is for you. Our goal is to see you through your decision, whatever it may be, in a helpful, understanding way.
Potomac Family Planning Center is accredited by the National Abortion Federation.