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Pregnancy Timing

Typically pregnancy timing is calculated from the first day of your last period, however, this can be unreliable and inaccurate due to variability in periods and human error. We have provided a pregnancy calculator below for a rough estimate of your pregnancy timing.

The most reliable way to determine your pregnancy timing is by a combination of urine/blood pregnancy testing and an ultrasound. Urine pregnancy tests turn positive around 10-14 days after conception. Specialized urine tests are now almost as accurate as blood tests. Free specialized pregnancy testing is offered at New York OB/GYN Associates™.

When your pregnancy is confirmed an ultrasound will be used to determine the length of pregnancy. At New York OB/GYN Associates™ your board certified OB/GYN will personally perform your ultrasound (as opposed to a nurse or technician) and your physician will accurately inform you of your pregnancy timing. At New York OB/GYN Associates™ we use the newest state of the art vaginal probe doppler ultrasounds, with high resolution screens enabling us to detect pregnancy earlier than older model ultrasounds used at many other centers.

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Many women use an over the counter home pregnancy tests (HPT) to determine if they are pregnant. These tests are usually done when women have missed periods or have signs of early pregnancy including: nausea, fatigue, vomiting and tenderness of the breast. HPTs claim to be accurate as early as the first day of a missed period, but for more reliable results, it's a good idea to wait until one week after a missed period. HPTs may not be as accurate at the start of a pregnancy, and some women develop readable amounts of pregnancy hormones later on than others do. Also, most HPTs instruct users to re-take a home pregnancy test again in a few days. A negative result shortly after your missed period doesn't mean that you're not pregnant. As such, most HPTs instruct the user to take the test 7 days after a missed period and then again a few days later.


What is Early Pregnancy?

An early pregnancy is when a woman is pregnant for less than 13 weeks. New York OB/GYN Associates™ specializes in private abortion solutions for early pregnancies, ending the pregnancy before it has a chance to develop. Typically at the stage that we provide early abortion solutions the embryo is not clearly visible to the naked eye.


Early Preganacy Abortion Methods:

The Aspiration Procedure and the Abortion Pill/RU-486 are both safe and gentle ways to terminate an early pregnancy.

When undergoing the Aspiration Procedure, the doctor inserts a thin tube through the opening of the cervix and will apply mild gentle pressure. This results in a safe and natural separation of the menstrual lining of the uterus. During this process the tissue is gently removed and the procedure is complete. At New York OB/GYN ™ we use the Pro-Vac Aspiration System. As compared to the Mini-Vac procedure, we find Pro-Vac to be gentler to the uterine lining causing less bleeding, less discomfort and no scarring. The procedure takes between 2-5 minutes and occurs in a private examination room. To minimize your discomfort our Board Certified OB/GYNs will offer you local cervical anesthetic “numbing” blocks, “twilight/light” sedation or deep sedation. With these options, patients usually find the procedure to be completely painless. Many centers don’t have the expertise to provide these anesthetic methods and patients often complain of significant discomfort. Overall, recovery from this procedure is usually immediate.

The Abortion Pill/RU-486 induces a period by taking a medicine (Mifepristone) which blocks pregnancy hormones in the women’s body. The blockage of these hormones causes a natural separation of the menstrual lining from the uterus. The patient then takes a second medication (Misoprostol), which makes the uterus undergo contractions and then releases the menstrual tissue from a woman’s body, similar to a heavy period. This method is safe, effective, and a natural abortion solution. We offer the patient the choice of taking the first pill, Mifepristone, in our offices or in the privacy of their own home. The second pill, Misoprostol, is then taken 48 hours later. This method allows termination naturally in the privacy of a patient’s home.


How Common is an Abortion?

It is important to realize that you are not alone. Nearly half of all pregnancies among American women are unintended, and 4 in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Given these statistics, 22% of all pregnancies end in abortion. We recognize that an unexpected pregnancy can be especially difficult for women, their partners, families and friends, and we believe that the care given should be private, discreet, safe and confidential. New York OB/GYN Associates™ specializes in non-surgical early abortion methods offered in privately scheduled one-hour appointments. Because of this, New York OB/GYN Associates™ is recognized as one of the nation's leading private practice abortion providers with over 30 years of experience in abortion care.


How Safe is an Abortion?

An abortion is one of the safest outpatient procedures. We use disposable equipment for our procedures; and we emphasize cleanliness and sterility throughout our office. Our patient’s safety and care is our ultimate priority. Statistically, it is 9 times more dangerous to go through childbirth than to have an abortion. Following exhaustive reviews, the U.S. and British governments have concluded that there is no association between abortion and breast cancer. There is also no indication that abortion is a risk factor for other cancers. Abortions performed in the first trimester pose virtually no long-term risk of problems such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) or birth defects. However, all risks will be carefully reviewed with you during your initial consultation with your Board Certified OB/GYN, and after the consultation you can choose the abortion solution that is right for you.

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