- Use ice and heat. Ice helps decrease swelling and pain. Ice may also help prevent tissue damage. Use an ice pack, or put crushed ice in a plastic bag.
- Gently stretch. Use gentle exercises to stretch your muscles after an MVA. Ask your healthcare provider for exercises you can do.
What happens after an MVA?
What happens after the MVA? At home you may experience some crampy abdominal pain which is normally controlled with simple painkillers. You can also expect some vaginal bleeding which normally settles within 7 days but can continue for up to 14 days.
What can you not do after MVA?
For one week, do not put anything in your vagina. Do not use tampons, do not douche, and do not have sex. Vaginal Bleeding: You can expect to have bleeding for up to 2 weeks. It is common for the bleeding to stop and start for a few weeks after the abortion.
What do you do after a vacuum abortion?
So it is possible to become pregnant in the weeks right after the procedure. Avoid sexual intercourse until your body has fully recovered, usually for at least 1 week. Use birth control in the first weeks following the abortion. And use condoms to prevent infection.
How will I feel after a vacuum abortion?
After the procedure, you may have bleeding and spotting. You also may have cramps that feel like menstrual cramps. Guilt, anxiety, and sadness are common reactions after a miscarriage.
When can I get pregnant after MVA?
After a miscarriage, how soon can you try to get pregnant again? In the United States, the most common recommendation was to wait three months for the uterus to heal and cycles to get back to normal. The World Health Organization has recommended six months, again to let the body heal.
Can I have a bath after MVA?
You can expect mild vaginal bleeding after an MVA which should get better every day and settle completely within ten days. We recommend that you use sanitary towels instead of tampons during this time and that you avoid intercourse, swimming and soaking in the bath until the bleeding settles completely.
How long do I bleed after MVA?
You can expect some vaginal bleeding after the MVA. This usually settles within seven days. If the bleeding becomes heavier than the end of a period (or you are concerned about the amount of bleeding) you will need to contact the early pregnancy unit (EPU) during daytime hours), or Bramshaw ward (out of hours).
How do I clean my uterus after a miscarriage?
If you’ve had a miscarriage, your provider may recommend: Dilation and curettage (also called D&C). This is a procedure to remove any remaining tissue from the uterus. Your provider dilates (widens) your cervix and removes the tissue with suction or with an instrument called a curette.
How do I use MVA?
- Step One: Prepare the Aspirator.
- • Position the plunger all the way inside the cylinder.
- Step Two: Prepare the Patient.
- • Administer pain medication to have maximum effect when procedure begins.
- Step Three: Perform Cervical. Antiseptic Prep.
- Step Four: Perform Paracervical Block.
What is the difference between MVA and D&C?
Conclusion: MVA is as effective as conventional dilatation and curettage for treatment of early pregnancy failure while it causes less blood loss, is less time consuming, requires a shorter hospital stay and thus costs less.
What should I eat after abortion?
Make sure that your diet includes plenty of protein, iron, B vitamins and calcium after an abortion as your body will need lots of these to recover. Fruits and vegetables, wholegrains, and foods enriched with calcium and iron can be particularly good for you.