Does the baby live during an abortion

Abortion: precisely regulated

A scraping (curettage), on the other hand, is usually only done if larger tissue remains have to be removed.

There is also the possibility of an abortion with medication: the active ingredient mifepristone causes the fertilized egg cell to be rejected. Prostaglandins then taken under medical supervision trigger labor. There is an early abortion. Suction and curettage can be used up to the 14th week of pregnancy; the dosage of medicinal methods is adjusted depending on the week of pregnancy.

What are the risks for women?

The complication and death rate of an illegal and improperly performed abortion is extremely high, which was a major reason for gradually liberalizing the relevant legal situation. Because with a properly carried out procedure there are only low risks for the woman.

However, abortion by suction or scraping can cause problems in the following pregnancies: The risk of premature births increases. If deeper layers of the uterus are also injured during curettage, this can trigger adhesions and adhesions. This increases the risk of miscarriages in later pregnancies. As with other surgical procedures, infections, bleeding and prolonged abdominal pain can also occur.

When the pregnancy is terminated with drugs, there is usually a heavy menstrual period. Abdominal cramps and nausea also occur. Occasionally, a subsequent curettage is necessary. And of course, any type of abortion can be an enormous psychological burden for women. Advice centers that offer psychological support in the event of an abortion can be arranged by any gynecologist.