Please note: You will speak with a health professional at your appointment about your medical information and all of your options, and you will be able to ask questions. Any information can be updated at that time.
Surgical Sedated Procedure Information and Instructions
Information regarding your visit:
You will receive the following services during your visit: a transvaginal or abdominal ultrasound, lab work, an education session and birth control consultation, the procedure and spend some time in our recovery room.
- Dress comfortably, bring pads, and wear comfortable underwear.
- Please eat a light breakfast before your visit.
- Please expect to be in our office for 4 to 6 hours or longer depending on the stage of your pregnancy. There will be many steps in your visit.
- There is an additional charge if you are RhD negative because you will have to take an additional medication.
Patients may select conscious sedation for their procedure when if they are at 5 weeks up to 14 weeks pregnant by ultrasound; however it isn’t required. Conscious sedation is included and required in the procedure if the patient is over 14 weeks pregnant by ultrasound. Conscious sedation requires a support person; you may be sleepy the rest of day and will not be able to drive. Additionally, you cannot take an Uber, Taxi, or Metro by yourself. You must have a responsible legal adult who will ensure you get home safely. Your appointment will be cancelled if you don’t have a support person to accompany you home.
Important items to bring your visit:
- If you have asthma please bring your inhaler.
- If you have diabetes please bring your glucometer, insulin, and testing supplies.
- If you're on any medications, you can continue to take them as you normally would, unless instructed otherwise by the prescribing doctor.
Arriving for your appointment:
We do recommend arriving 15 minutes early to your appointment.
You and your support person will both need to bring photo ID.
Occasionally we have protesters. You do not have to talk to them.
It is preferred and helpful that babies or children do not accompany you to this appointment due to the long visit length. If you must be accompanied by children or babies a separate responsible adult is required at all times to care for the child in the waiting area.
Payment is due at the time of service. We only accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept checks.
Please bring your health insurance card with you, even if you are not planning on using it for the procedure. It can be used for birth control, STI screenings and other lab tests. You have to bring proof of insurance if you are using it for your visit. We recommend contacting your insurance company directly to confirm your eligibility and benefits. Co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurances are due at the time of your appointment. Please bring a referral if your insurance requires one to pay for your visit.
If you’d like to be screened for financial assistance, please call us at 202-347-8512.