Buffalo Women Services
Obstetrics Gynecology & Abortion located in Buffalo, NY
If you are faced with an unwanted pregnancy, are considering an abortion and seeking the safest, most compassionate option, Board-Certified OB/GYN Katharine Morrison, MD, and her highly trained team at Buffalo Women Services in Buffalo, New York, are here for you. We offer both Medication Abortion (for 5-10 weeks of pregnancy) and Surgical Abortion (for 5-19 weeks of pregnancy). In certain circumstances we can offer abortion to 22 weeks. We have a new "walk-in" service for Mondays and Tuesdays--appointments on the same day you call! For prompt, safe, respectful care--call Buffalo Women Services!
What is an Abortion?
Abortion is the termination of pregnancy. Dr. Morrison has the expertise needed to ensure abortion procedures are free of complications, involve minimal discomfort, and a smooth recovery.
When can I have an abortion?
In the state of New York, abortion is legal to 24 weeks of gestation. At Buffalo Women Services, you have access to abortion from weeks 5-19 of pregnancy. If you’re further along than 19 weeks, the team can refer you to an abortion provider in New York City.
Is an abortion the right option for me?
When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, a woman has three options: motherhood, adoption, and abortion. The decision to continue or terminate a pregnancy can only be made by the pregnant woman herself. The experienced team at Buffalo Women Services understands that the decision is entirely yours, offers nondirectional counseling, and supports you every step of the way – whether you choose to terminate or continue a pregnancy.
If you are pregnant now and unsure of what to do, the team highly recommends calling All Options Talkline at 1-888-493-0092. They offer unbiased, judgment-free counseling and support for pregnancy options including parenting, abortion, and adoption.
At your appointment at Buffalo Women Services, your health history will be reviewed and you will have an ultrasound to determine gestational age. A counselor or Dr. Morrison herself will meet with you, discuss how you came to your decision, explain the procedure, review birth control options, and answer all of your questions.
What should I expect during the procedure?
A suction D&C is a short procedure usually lasting only 1-3 minutes. You have the option of moderate IV sedation, which makes the procedure much more comfortable.
What happens after my abortion?
After the procedure, you are helped into a recliner chair and taken to the recovery room. You will be monitored in the recovery room for 45 minutes and then discharged home. If you have had IV moderate sedation, someone needs to drive you home – you cannot drive yourself. If you decline sedation, you may drive yourself home.
You will receive follow up instructions and a 24-hour number for questions and concerns. You can expect to bleed 1-2 weeks after your abortion. You must have a follow-up visit at five weeks either at your own doctor or you are welcome to return to Dr. Morrison for that visit.
If you’re pregnant but not ready to continue the pregnancy and would like to know more about abortion options, schedule an appointment at Buffalo Women Services by phone or online today.