05 January Update
A post-abortion medical check-up is recommended two-three weeks after an abortion. This is to make sure that you are both physically and emotionally healthy after the procedure and are not worried about anything.
At the IFPA, we have lots of experience in post-abortion care. For over fifteen years we have operated a national network of free and specialised post-abortion medical check-ups. Our experienced medical staff treat all our clients in a supportive and non-judgmental way. You can get a free check-up with us whether you had an abortion at an IFPA clinic, at another service in Ireland, or abroad.
The service is also available in many other locations nationwide. Call 1850 49 50 51 for more information.
We also provide free post-abortion counselling in our ten counselling locations nationwide.
A post-abortion check-up usually takes about 20 minutes. The check-up will involve:
- Blood pressure check
- Pelvic examination
- Pregnancy test to confirm that the pregnancy has ended (pregnancy tests can show a positive result for a while after an abortion)
- Check of your bleeding pattern to ensure it is normal and there is no infection
- Help with your contraceptive needs if requested
- Arrange free post-abortion counselling if requested
Free. This service is paid for by the State and available to all women regardless of whether you have attended IFPA medical or counselling services in the past.
Owing to the recent and rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, we have introduced some new measures to protect you during your care.
Some consultations will be postponed, and others will now take place by telephone. For certain services, you may still need to attend for appointments. If you need to attend an appointment, we assure you that our staff adhere to the highest standards of hygiene to keep you safe during your visit.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus/COVID-19, are awaiting a test result, or are a close contact of a confirmed or suspected case, you should not attend the clinic. Please contact us and we can discuss how best to provide you with the care you need.