Surgical Abortion

Pre-Abortion Medical Evaluation

Your safety is important to us and knowing all you can is key prior to any medical procedure. While we don’t perform or refer for abortion, we recommend you schedule an appointment with the Parkville Women’s Clinic to receive:

  • Abortion Education
    • Various methods, procedures, price range, etc. (The depth of details shared in our clinic is entirely based on your comfort level).
  • A Pregnancy Evaluation & Diagnosis  
    • A Licensed medical professional will confirm a viable, non-ectopic pregnancy and determine how far along you are in your pregnancy by performing:
  • Medical Consultation 
    • Licensed medical professional will address any medical concerns and answer any questions you may have.

What you decide for your life and situation is entirely up to you and we want to help prepare you for whatever you choose. NO JUDGMENT. NO COST. CONFIDENTIAL ACCORDING TO STATE LAW.

What is a Surgical Abortion?

A surgical abortion ends a pregnancy by removing the fetus from the woman’s womb (uterus). The type of surgical abortion depends on the woman’s stage of pregnancy.

Depending on the type of surgical abortion, they are usually performed around 6 to 21 weeks gestation. The availability of any procedure used in the third trimester is based on the laws of the state.

Common Types of Surgical Abortion

  • Aspiration (suction aspiration, vacuum aspiration): Usually performed during the first 6 to 16 weeks gestation. Usually the patient only receives local anesthetic and antibiotics.
  • Dilation & Evacuation: Usually performed after 16 weeks gestation. Usually, a numbing medication will be used on the cervix and a shot may be given to ensure fetal death has occurred.
  • Dilation & Extraction: Usually performed after 21 weeks gestation.

Ultrasounds Can Tell You About Your Options

If you are considering an abortion or are faced with an unplanned pregnant, it is important to get an ultrasound to verify that you’re actually pregnant and determine how many weeks pregnant you are. This will give you more information about the options available to you.

Things to Think About

  • When was your last period?
  • Have you taken a pregnancy test?
  • What are your symptoms?
  • How long have you experienced your symptoms?
  • Have you spoken to a medical professional?

Make an Appointment with Parkville Women’s Clinic for a free pregnancy test.

Before Seeking an Abortion

Make an appointment to meet with our staff about your personal situation, discuss the options available to you, and get answers to the questions you may have.

  • Do you know that you are for sure pregnant?
  • Do you know how far along you are?
  • Have you had an abortion before?
  • What are your rights to abortion in Missouri?
  • What are the risks, physically and emotionally?

Other Questions?

Parkville Women’s Clinic can answer your questions and help you decide what to do next. Make an appointment (clickable, directs you to Make An Appointment now to discuss these and other questions that you may have.

Your Questions Answered

Parkville Women’s Clinic will answer the following questions as they relate to your situation:
  • Is my pregnancy at a stage when I would still be able to seek a medical abortion?
  • How long does it take for a medical abortion to work?
  • What can I expect to happen physically after I take the medication to start a medical abortion? What are the most common side effects of a medical abortion? Are there any serious complications that I should be aware of?
  • What is the success rate for medical abortions?

Office Hours

Mon: 12pm to 4pm
Tues: 12pm to 5:30pm
Wed: 12pm to 4pm
Thurs: 12pm to 5:30pm

If these times to not work for you, please call us or text us. We want to find an appointment time that works for you. Walk-ins are also welcome

Call or Text

Give us a call or send us a text to talk or make an appointment. We’ll respond as soon as possible.

Call: 816-746-4855
Text: 816-866-6781

Pressure-free Support

An unplanned pregnancy can sometimes bring added pressure if your friend is worried about disappointing her friends and family, or losing a boyfriend. Parkville Women’s Clinic offers the guidance and support she needs to make an informed decision by providing information about her options. Our goal is to give her the freedom to choose what’s best for her unique circumstance and herself.

On Campus

Becoming pregnant as a student can feel overwhelming. You’re not alone. We’re here to talk about your situation and options.

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Help A Friend

If you know someone who is pregnant or thinks she might be pregnant, Parkville Women’s Clinic can talk to her about her next steps.

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Make an appointment for abortion information, a free pregnancy test and other services we have to offer for unplanned pregnancy.

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