Prior to scheduling an appointment for abortion, call the clinic to give your demographic and insurance information. The agent will arrange for one of our physicians to call you to provide you with the information as stated in the Woman’s Right to Know Act.

After speaking to the physician, you may schedule an appointment for a first trimester surgical abortion (vacuum aspiration) if your pregnancy is less than 14 weeks from your last menstrual period. Appointments are available Monday-Friday in the morning. The length of time at the clinic is approximately 4-6 hours.

You may schedule an appointment for a second trimester (D&E) if your pregnancy measures 14 -21 weeks. A D&E abortion requires 2 consecutive days. Appointments are available Monday-Thursday in the morning. The length of time at the clinic is approximately 4-6 hours each day.

You may choose the medical abortion (MAB) if your pregnancy is 63 days or less from your last menstrual period. MAB is done by taking a series of medications. You will return to the clinic for a sonogram 2 weeks after taking the medication to make sure the abortion was complete. Appointments are available Monday-Friday in the morning. The length of time at the clinic is approximately 4-6 hours. Please call the clinic to find out if MAB is an option for you. For more information, visit the MAB website

We recommend that you do not drive yourself home after the surgical abortion. Make arrangements for someone to pick you up or bring a companion with you to the clinic who can drive you home. You must have a driver if you use sedation during your abortion procedure.

If you are under the care of a doctor for a medical condition, please let the appointment scheduler know so we can make the appropriate accommodations for your care.

Let us know if you are taking a steroid medication, have asthma, diabetes, a seizure disorder, bleeding and/or blood clotting disorder, a heart condition or past history of heart surgery.

It is important to arrange your schedule to allow for a minimum of 4-6 hours in the clinic. Additional time may be required depending on the clinic status the day of your appointment. It takes time to go through all of the steps necessary to ensure that you receive the safest and most complete care before, during and after the abortion.

Appointment Instructions:

Bring picture ID's for you and your guest(s). Without a picture ID you will not be allowed in the clinic
Bring your insurance card(s)
Bring your blood donor card or other proof of your blood type if you have it; this may help to decrease the length of time you are in the clinic
Bring 2 maxi pads with you to the clinic
Arrange for someone to drive you home; this is required if you use a sedative
Do not eat food after 12:00 midnight the night before your appointment
Wear undergarments to attach a maxi pad to after the procedure
If you are using a credit card or check, the account holder must be present to authorize charges
We do not permit children in the clinic. Please make child care arrangements prior to coming to the clinic

If you are in the second trimester and will have a D&E procedure:
You may eat a light breakfast on the first day but have nothing to eat after 12:00 midnight the night before the second day
Make arrangements for lodging accommodations if you live more than 2 hours from the clinic
Arrange for someone to drive you home on the second day

What to expect

You will:
Watch a short video
Read and complete forms
Have a sonogram to measure the age of your pregnancy
Have blood drawn from your arm to check your blood Rh type and hemoglobin
Leave a urine specimen to be tested for protein and glucose
Meet with a patient educator to review your medical history, abortion decision, the abortion procedure, contraception, sedation options and aftercare.
Have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and have your questions answered.


You may choose to use a sedative if you are having a surgical abortion. A sedative does not put you to sleep but may help you to relax and reduce anxiety. If you choose a sedative, you must have someone drive you home.


We accept most health insurance plans and Minnesota Medical Assistance.We will call your health insurance provider to verify coverage prior to your appointment.
Fees are collected before the procedure
We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or Debit Card. The card or check subscriber must be present to authorize payment.
We do not make financial arrangements or set up payment plans
You will receive an itemized receipt of all charges to keep for your records

Funding agencies may be available to assist you if you do not have insurance coverage or other funds to cover the cost of the abortion. Please call the clinic to inquire.

After the abortion
You will rest in the recovery room for a designated period of time. The average length of time after the vacuum aspiration procedure is 30 minutes and 45 minutes to 1-1/2 hours after the D&E procedure.

Meadowbrook Women's Clinic, P.A.
825 South 8th Street, Suite 1018
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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