The doctors at The Women’s Health Center in Fountain Valley, California provide pregnancy termination services for women from Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area.
A termination is a medical procedure which results in stopping a pregnancy before birth. It is most commonly known as an abortion. Terminations can be conducted in a variety of ways and any particular method will be determined based on the number of weeks since conception.
Termination differs from a miscarriage. In miscarriage, the body ends the pregnancy without the assistance of medical services. Although medical help may be needed post miscarriage, it differs in definition from a termination.
Women who do not desire to be pregnant, or need to terminate the pregnancy due to medical complications should consider all of their options of termination. Depending on the duration of the pregnancy, certain options may no longer be available, however reliable information from a medical professional will allow a woman to have the greatest chance at an objective decision.
Though each individual woman is different, common situations that a woman may choose to have a termination may include health risk to mother or fetus, chances that a child will have a severe medical condition, and the individual situation of the mother before giving birth.
If early enough in the pregnancy, a medical abortion using pills will be conducted. If later than advised for a medical abortion, a surgical abortion will take place.
A medical abortion allows a woman to ingest drugs, either injected or taken orally. Any pregnancy nine weeks or earlier will likely be terminated in this manner. Medical providers will examine a woman to ensure that she is a candidate for medical abortion. This examination includes determination of actual pregnancy and determination of how long the gestation has come along.
If a woman is too far along in her pregnancy, a surgical abortion is performed instead of a medical termination. This is most commonly known as a suction curettage. This is completed by removing the lining of the uterus through gentle suction of the uterus through a plastic tube. During seven to twelve weeks of pregnancy, this is quite safe and low risk. This procedure is done in an outpatient setting and will require the woman to be present for about four hours.
"Follow up is always fast and over 17 years, I have not ever experienced anything but friendliness, compassion, and caring from everyone there."
"Been going here for over 15 years. Never had a bad experience. The doctors have all been compassionate and helpful."
"I really like this place! I came here before I got pregnant and now I keep it as my primary care during my pregnancy. I would recommend The Women's Health Center."
"I went here for my pregnancy and received very good care. Doctors and Nurse Practitioners are highly professional and nice. I would highly recommend this practice."
"The staff was always very kind, friendly and helpful and, best of all, I seldom had to wait very long for my appointments."
"I have been a patient in this office for 5 years and during that time I have had the opportunity to consult with 3 of the doctors--all of them were wonderful."
"Dr. Nguyen is amazing and the hubby and I are so thankful I have her as my OB. I can say that she is extremely genuine and caring and it makes everything better."
"You can trust Dr. Nguyen when you have any concerns or questions during pregnancy. What I love about her is that I didn't feel rushed."
"I was so happy when I found out I was having twins this year cause I knew she was gonna be my doctor! She takes her time with her patients and is so smart and kind."
"Dr. Nguyen herself is very knowledgeable, very very informative, answers all my questions (small and big), so reliable, and had a great personality."
"Dr. Tracy never failed to be honest, discuss risks with us. She is also such a genuine and caring person and doctor."
"I've been following Dr. Tracy for over 14 years. She is an excellent OBGYN who has performed 3 of my C-sections."
"Dr. Tracy is extremely knowledgable and thorough. She is able to answer all my questions. I can definitely trust her with my life. I recommend her."
"I honestly feel that Dr. Tracy is like an old friend--we get to catch up once or twice a year. I feel comfortable talking to her about anything."
"My last pregnancy was amazing with no complications and Dr. Tracy was great!!"
"She is so calm and caring. I loved being able to be 100% myself when I had an appointment with her."