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Anesthesia and Abortion

IV sedation is included in our abortion fee for all patients. 

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Will It Hurt?

One of the most commonly asked questions we hear is “Does it hurt a lot?” We don’t think it has to. We understand how hard it is for many women to decide to have an abortion. We don’t want concerns about pain to add to the worry and confusion. So, relax… and let us take good care of you.

We know that women prefer to have their procedure in a warm and caring environment with as little discomfort as possible. Northland Family Planning Centers practice a unique, more holistic approach toward managing pain. By combining stress-reducing, therapeutic relaxation techniques in a warm, soothing atmosphere, we treat the whole body – not just the areas affected by the procedure. Soft lighting and relaxing music fill each treatment room while aromatherapy and a warm heating pad helps you relax. This treatment, combined with the care of our professional staff, encourages a deeper state of relaxation before, during and after the abortion procedure. This “whole woman” approach sets us apart from other abortion clinics.

Northland Family Planning Centers offers the strongest IV sedation possible, without putting you to sleep. Our combination of medications is designed to make you as comfortable as possible and are commonly used to induce sedation before many medical procedures.

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Moderate IV Sedation

Our moderate IV sedation delivers the most comfort for patients concerned about pain AND is included in your abortion fee. These stronger, faster acting IV sedation medications are used to ease pain and anxiety. Our physicians also consider your medical and personal factors so they can adjust medications for your individual requirements. These are given in addition to the standard local anesthesia to numb your cervical area.