Cramping and bleeding are an expected part of ending a pregnancy. Usually, these symptoms mean that the treatment is working. But sometimes you can get cramping and bleeding and still be pregnant. This is why the follow-up visit is essential.
Your next normal period should begin in 6 to 8 weeks after you are no longer pregnant. A pregnancy test may still show a slight positive for up to 6 weeks after your abortion, as the pregnancy hormones leave your body.
It is possible to get pregnant before your first period begins. Therefore, if you want to avoid another pregnancy, you should use a birth control method to prevent pregnancy. A prescription for birth control can be given by the physician during the televisit. Your counselor can discuss your birth control options with you during your televisit.
Hormonal birth control methods such as pills, the Depo Provera injection, the Nuva Ring, and the Ortho Evra Patch, Nexplanon, Mirena, may change your cycle. If you have questions, please call the office.