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The Preperation

Learn more upon being prepared with your appointment with Brampton Women’s Clinc

What To Expect For Your Appointment

You can expect to be at the clinic for approximately 2-3 hours. This includes wait-time, counselling, seeing the doctor, and recovery time. Upon your arrival your ID will be verified and you will be asked to fill out a medical history form, as well as a consent form. You can ask for assistance for any questions that you may have.

Preparing Yourself For The Visit

A valid health card or government issued piece of ID is required for health insurance.

Take any regular medication as usual. Women who use insulin should bring it with them. If you have decided to have a surgical abortion, you must have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

You must abstain from recreational drugs and alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.

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Preparing Yourself For The Visit Continued...

Bring a long t-shirt or night gown and pair of socks or slippers to change into for either your medical or surgical abortion. Children are not allowed inside the clinic. Please arrange childcare prior to your appointment.

If you are having a surgical abortion you cannot eat anything for 6 hours prior to your appointment.

If you are having a surgical abortion you cannot drink anything for 2 hours prior to your appointment.

Preoperative consultation

All patients of Brampton Women’s Clinic choosing to have medical or surgical abortion will meet a counsellor before the procedure. During this time, the counsellor will discuss your options with you, review the abortion process, and offer contraceptive counselling to help you make the best and most informed choice for you.

After counselling, you will be asked to change into your long t-shirt/gown that you have brought with you. You will then be seated in the preoperative waiting room.

From the perioperative waiting area, a registered nurse will take you to the examination room, where an ultrasound will be done to determine how far along your pregnancy may be.

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If you have chosen to have a surgical abortion:

Tips on preparing for surgical abortion

The entire procedure takes 5-8 minutes. You are not put to sleep for your surgical abortion. You will be offered an intravenous painkiller and light sedative to help minimize discomfort and anxiety during the procedure. During the surgical abortion, your nurse will monitor your comfort level and vital signs while providing support and guidance through the procedure. Most women are able to carry a normal conversation with their nurse during this time.

If you have chosen to have a medical abortion:

Tips on preparing for medical abortion

You will meet with a nurse and doctor to have a vaginal ultrasound done, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and have any additional questions answered by your doctor before receiving your medication. No instruments are used.

Recovery period after the surgical abortion

After the surgical procedure, you will rest in the recovery room for at least 30-45 minutes. A registered nurse will observe you during this time to ensure comfort and safety.

You will be offered Advil or Tylenol Extra Strength and/or a heating pad after your procedure, if you are still experiencing cramping. You will also be offered a refreshing drink and snack.

When you are comfortable and ready to leave, you will be discharged home with all the necessary information about your postoperative care.


Get in touch with us. Call our office to speak with one of our staff members about your options now.

We are located in Brampton, Ontario. Just north of Mississauga, west of York Region (Vaughan, Markham, etc.), east of Guelph, and south of Barrie.

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