Third Trimester Abortion

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Abortion Procedures - Frequently Asked Questions

Third Trimester Information (greater than 24 weeks pregnant). Patients coming in for very late (over 24 weeks pregnant) abortion are in need of services for termination of a desired pregnancy that has developed serious complications. This usually means the discovery of a catastrophic fetal anomaly or genetic disorder that guarantees death, suffering, or serious disability for the infant if the pregnancy were to continue to term. Occasionally, a woman presents at this stage for pregnancy termination because of her own severe medical illness or a psychiatric indication. This is where the mother's life and health are at risk. At this point, termination of pregnancy is considered a far more complicated procedure to carry out. With the advent of newer surgical instruments and medications, the complication rate is similar to patients who undergo a second trimester termination.

Pregnancy termination at this stage requires more experience and skill by the operating physician. It also requires scrupulous attention to procedures that reduce the risk of complications. The first step for third trimester patients is the same as for second trimester patients at 20 weeks or more. The main difference is that more precautions are taken to reduce the inherent risks associated with more advanced pregnancy terminations. One of the main differences for third trimester patients having a pregnancy terminated for a fetal anomaly is that they may wish to have an intact fetus they can view and hold as part of the grieving process. Due to patients having bonded with the pregnancy, the loss is the same as losing a 4 or 5 year old child. For many patients, it isn't just a fetus - it is a baby. The woman and her family may request certain procedures such as religious ceremonies, genetic studies, a formal utopsy, private cremation, or private burial.

Abortions after the 24th week (Third Trimester) of pregnancy cannot be performed in the State of Florida. Elective abortions up to 26 weeks can be obtained in other States. In addition, if you find that you have a significant threat to your life or health, or a fetal genetic, deformity or abnormality, please click here.

A patient may request an exclusive or private appointment by contacting E-mail preferable: or call directly at 321-445-2545 or call office location nearest you by clicking location. Same day appointments can be arranged.

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