Can I drink alcohol after my abortion?
By Kendall @ Planned Parenthood | July 5, 2022, 10:16 p.m.
Category: Abortion, Ask the Experts
It depends. If you had an in-clinic procedure and got sedation (medicine to make you sleepy or relaxed), it’s a good idea to avoid alcohol for 24 hours after your abortion.
If you didnt have sedation for your in-clinic abortion, or you’re taking abortion pills, drinking is your decision. But it’s a good idea to go easy and limit how much you drink during and right after your abortion — you want to have a clear picture of how your body feels and be able to know if you’re having any symptoms or complications.
If you have any questions, you can contact your nurse or doctor. You can also call a Planned Parenthood health center with any questions or concerns about your abortion.