Private abortion clinics are an option for various reasons:
- They are often open at weekends, meaning you don’t need to take time off during the week
- You don’t want to wait for an appointment through the NHS
- You are worried you might see someone you know at an NHS clinic
If you decide to have a private abortion, your first appointment will consist of a consultation, where you will be offered abortion counseling. You will take a pregnancy test and an ultrasound scan will be done to confirm how many weeks pregnant you are, the method of abortion will be determined by this.
If you are not advanced enough for the ultrasound to show anything you might have to return a few days later.