Quoting LoveMyGirls1007:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Heddur:</b>" 6+ weeks is surgical. Honestly though - if you're ... [snip!] ... to me when i call to schedule an appointment. How does it go? Is it different at this stage than if i were 6 weeks or less??"
If you were 6 weeks or less - they would just give you a pill to insert in to your vagina and send you home, or do it for you and send you home.
Past 6 weeks is more involved.
I went in for mine at 9am. i had to fast for 12 hours prior. I was weighed and they filled out my paper work, and then i talked to the dr who was doing it. my b/f asked lots of questions, and he was really good. he showed us the tools he would be using, and reassured me of everything.
At 10:45 a nruse came in and gave me some tylenol and some kind of pill that would help to dilate my cervix. They let me go and wander the halls of the hospital until 1pm - no food, no water - and the oills made me feel like throwing up.
At 1 we went back to the womens health center and they took me to the back where i got in to a gown and slippers, and then I went to a little waiting room to wait with my b/f. When they took me to the procedure room, theyhad to get the anathisiologist to coome in because i needed a certain type of medication. it was because my bmi is higher than normal. a person oof normal weight wouldnt need anything different. They gave me something through an iv that calmed me down and numbed me. Then they laid me back on a table and started with a pap test since i needed one, and then he examined my cervix. I really started freaking out and got quite hysterical. the nurse put gas over my face and i calmed down. I probably would have handled it a lot better, but my b/f was crying, and it scared me.
As for the actual procedure - I felt suction, exactly like a vacuum, and it was over within 2 min. They cleaned me up and helped me put on my underwear and sent me to the recovery room, which was a room full of recliner chairs. I had to sit for an hour and then go with a nurse to pee, and let her check for large clots. After an hour they released me. I wasnt allowed to drive for 24 hours and I could eat rigth after. I had no pain and no complications.
When the due date came I was quite upset, but I was still positive I made the right decision.
eta: Prior to the procedure I had 2 other appointments with the clinic. one for an u/s and one for a councelling session with a social worker.