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Taking Care of Yourself After an Abortion

It’s important to take care of yourself in the days and weeks following an abortion. Consider these guidelines, in addition to those recommended by your health care professional:

  • Drink water and healthy fluids.
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for at least one week.
  • Take any antibiotics you were given for the full number of days prescribed.
  • Avoid vaginal insertions for at least two weeks, including sex and tampons.

Call your doctor if you are concerned about any symptoms you are having. Know when to seek immediate help.

Categories: Abortion