2nd Trimester Abortion

Abortions after 12 weeks

Compassionate abortion care through the second trimester (26 weeks) with personalized sedation plans. We offer a special fetal indications program for those facing genetic anomalies or maternal pregnancy complications.

We accept private insurance, WA & AK Medicaid, and have a sliding fee scale. We can assist with funding resources. 

There are two options for procedures after 12 weeks, Aspiration and Dilation and Evacuation (D&E). 

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We can assist with transportation, lodging, and provide funding resources.

Our Renton clinic is 15 minutes from SeaTac International Airport.

Aspiration

Aspiration Procedure from 13 -15 weeks

Aspiration is the medical term for an abortion routinely used up to 13 weeks LMP and on some occasions up to 15 weeks LMP. It is performed in the clinic by a health care provider who specializes in abortion care and takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Sedation is an option for the aspiration procedure. An aspiration appointment includes:

After the abortion, depending on the optional sedation you selected, you recover within the clinic for about 20 minutes and then will be discharged with aftercare instructions, medications to be taken for the next week, along with a 24-hour number where you can reach us if you have any questions or concerns after the procedure. Patients who choose sedation must have a driver. You may return to work or school the next day. We recommend a follow-up appointment within 2 to 4 weeks from your aspiration procedure.

Side-by-side grid of the two options, download Comparison of Medical and Surgical Abortion.

Special Note on Early Abortion, Late Abortion, Later Abortion, or Late-Term Abortion: 
You may have seen abortion terms used like “early abortion,” “late abortion,”  “later abortion,” or “late-term abortion” in the news.  Unfortunately, these terms were thought up by anti-abortion extremists and have been picked up by the media.  Cedar River Clinics intentionally avoids “early abortion,” “late abortion,”  “later abortion,” or “late term abortion” because we feel the terms are judgmental.  We are proud to offer abortion care services during the first and second trimester.  You should be able to make health decisions that are best for you, your health, your family, and life circumstances.   

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

Abortions beyond 15 weeks

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is the medical procedure used for some abortions beyond 15 weeks LMP. Second-trimester abortion, is legal and protected by Washington State Law called the Reproductive Privacy Act

D & E involves a process that includes preparations to gradually/slowly dilate or open the cervix before the actual abortion. It is performed, in clinic, by an expert health care provider who specializes in abortion care and may require appointments on 1 to 3 consecutive days depending on gestation and the doctor’s discretion.

Sedation is an option for a D&E.

The first appointment day may last anywhere from 3 to 5 hours and includes:

Depending on gestation, a second day of dilator inserts may be necessary or additional medications may be used to help soften and open the cervix. Once the cervix is open, the dilators are removed, and the health care provider uses special instruments to evacuate (remove) the pregnancy, under ultrasound guidance, to ensure the entire uterus is empty. The evacuation procedure may last anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes.

After the procedure and depending on your gestation, you recover anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours within the clinic. You will be discharged with aftercare instructions, and medications to be taken for the next week, along with a 24-hour number where you can reach us if you have any questions or concerns after the procedure. Patients who choose sedation must have a driver. We recommend a follow-up appointment within 2-4 weeks from your D&E procedure.

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Please use this calculator to help choose a procedure. Note: Seeing a trained medical professional is the only way to accurately determine the length of your pregnancy and what options are available. We offer free walk-in pregnancy tests at our locations in Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, and Yakima. Call for clinic hours.  

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Every patient is treated with dignity and respect.

Our expert health care providers and staff at Cedar River Clinics will provide you with the time, attention, and special care you deserve.  Cedar River Clinics is the only AAAHC accredited abortion provider in Washington, our clinics meet the rigorous standards for quality set by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Centers.

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