CARE is an abortion clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska that offers many abortion clinic services including medication abortion (the abortion pill), first-trimester surgical abortion (abortions up to 14 weeks), second-trimester surgical abortion (abortions from 14-24 weeks), third-trimester surgical abortion (abortion up to 35 weeks) as well as fetal anomaly and maternal health abortions. As your Bellevue, NE abortion clinic we strive to offer you compassionate and comprehensive abortion care. Our abortion clinic offers free std testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and ultrasound services to the public. Bellevue, Nebraska abortion clinic services are by appointment only, we ask that you call to set up your appointment at (402) 291-4797.
The CARE Bellevue, Nebraska abortion clinic offers medication abortion (the abortion pill) up to 10 weeks after your first missed period. Medication abortion is done using 2 different medications. The first medication is called Mifepristone. Mifepristone is a pill that blocks the hormone that helps the pregnancy to grow. This is given along with another medication known as Misoprostol. Misoprostol causes your body to expel the pregnancy. This two-step option is a safe and effective way of having an abortion at your home or wherever you decide to be during this process. This type of abortion requires you to have a follow-up appointment 10-14 days after your abortion.
The CARE abortion clinic located in Bellevue, Nebraska offers first-trimester surgical abortion up to 14 weeks after your first missed period. This type of first-trimester abortion is done to end a pregnancy within 14 weeks of the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP). First, an ultrasound is done, by passing a microphone-like instrument over your abdomen which measures the size of your pregnancy. Sometimes in very early pregnancy, we have to use an instrument that is placed in your vagina to get a clearer picture. The final decision as to whether the abortion may be performed in the clinic will depend on your medical history, the physical exam, lab tests, and the doctor’s evaluation.
This procedure begins by giving a numbing medicine around the opening of the womb. The opening is then dilated using dilators (smooth instruments that start small and slowly get bigger in size) to dilate little by little. Gentle suction is then used to remove all pregnancy tissue. This process typically only takes about 5-10 minutes. This procedure is offered with and without IV Sedation.
At CARE abortion clinic we offer second-trimester surgical abortion from 14 to 24 weeks after your first missed period. A D&E (dilation and evacuation) procedure is performed to end pregnancy between the 14th and 24th weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP). At our practice, we strive for an induction abortion for patients who are more than 22 weeks. The procedure is usually a 1-3 day process, depending on how many weeks pregnant you are and your medical history. First, an ultrasound will be done. This is done by passing a microphone-like instrument over your abdomen which measures the size of your pregnancy. The final decision as to whether the D&E may be performed in the clinic will depend on your medical history, physical exam, lab tests, and the doctor’s evaluation. On the first day of the procedure you will have laminaria (FDA-approved dilators) inserted into the opening of the womb that absorb bodily fluid to cause dilation. The second day, the procedure will be performed. Some procedures are 3-4 days depending on medical history. The first 2-3 days are used for dilation; the procedure will be performed on the last day where the doctor removes all of the pregnancy tissue and empties the contents of the womb. After this, you will spend as much time as you need in the observation room with a patient care technician. When your condition is stable and you are ready to leave, you will receive the necessary prescriptions and follow-up instructions, including what you should do in the event of a complication.
Our CARE abortion clinic located in Bellevue, Nebraska provides safe and compassionate induction abortion care up to 35 weeks. This is typically a 3 day procedure, in some instances it can take 4 days, depending on your medical history. First, an ultrasound will be done at the abortion clinic. This is done by passing a microphone-like instrument over your abdomen (belly) which measures the size of your pregnancy. The final decision as to whether the induction can be done will depend on your medical history, physical exam, lab tests, and the doctor’s evaluation. On the first day, the cervix is slowly opened with cervical dilators, each one slightly bigger than the last. When the cervix is as open as possible, small sponges (laminaria) that take up water from your body will be placed; they swell and continue to open the cervix overnight. The next morning the laminaria are removed and new laminaria are placed. This is repeated as needed until the cervix is adequately open. The induction abortion ends with the start of labor and delivery of a stillborn.
Birth control: You can become pregnant again right after your pregnancy ends. To avoid any unwanted or unplanned pregnancy start using birth control immediately.
*We strongly suggest planning an extra day with your visit to the abortion clinic with us. Sometimes an extra day for dilation is needed for later abortions.
At CARE abortion clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska, we provide fetal anomaly abortion services. If you are reading this page, it is likely that you or a loved one has to plan on how to handle a severely, compromised pregnancy. We are sorry and would like to offer you our most sincere condolences. Should you decide that ending the pregnancy is the best decision for you, our team is prepared to provide you with the highest quality abortion care possible.
Many patients request a remembrance of their baby to take home with them. The following lists the items and services that some of our patients have found helpful in their emotional recovery. Every family approaches this experience with their own unique emotional, spiritual, and cultural background. There is no right or wrong way, just “your way”. Once the process of healing has begun, you may want to consider a token of the precious time you and your baby had together. All of these features of our program will be discussed with you while you are with us.
If and when you decide that abortion is the decision for you, the CARE abortion clinic is ready to help you.