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Abortion Advice: How to Use Aya Contigo

Updated: 2 days ago

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Abortion advice is a right for everyone. It is part of the basic principle of deciding about your body and your future, although many countries currently have laws that restrict and criminalize voluntary termination of pregnancy.

According to the World Health Organization, one in four pregnancies ends in abortion. But the failure of states to provide the necessary services to perform abortions safely means that 25 million unsafe abortions are performed each year.

That is why Aya Contigo serves as a companion before, during and after the abortion. In this way, you have access to up-to-date, verified and reliable medical and scientific information so that you can, if you so choose, have a safe abortion at home.

Advice on safe abortion

An important part of the process is knowing that your decision is valid and that the emotions you are experiencing are also valid. It is normal to feel fear, anxiety, confusion and indecision.

Take all the time you need to evaluate your options and decide what is best for you.

To make an informed decision, you must know the facts. Know what to expect from the process, what is normal and what is not. The most important thing? To have the support you need to make your abortion safe.

Aya Contigo is available for download from your device. Its use is confidential and only collects basic data for the operation of the application. That is, we do not collect your name or address. This is one of its greatest strengths in restrictive environments, where access to abortion is prohibited and punishable by law.

Before abortion

Check your pregnancy and the estimated time in weeks. To do this you can add up the weeks from your last menstrual period.

Aya Contigo can help you figure out how many weeks, and give you some tips if you are unsure of the date of your last menstrual period.

The medical staff can also give you the number of weeks based on an ultrasound. But it is not necessary to have an ultrasound before having an abortion if you know when the first day of your last menstrual period was, plus or minus a few days.

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Many studies have shown that people are able to determine the number of weeks they have without the help of a doctor, and Aya can help you! This information is the first thing you should know, since abortion with pills is effective and safe within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. That is, approximately within the first three months.

What Do I Do if I am More Than 12 Weeks Pregnant?

After 12 weeks, the dosage varies and an individual evaluation is necessary. This is because you may have different symptoms and the process may be more complex.

After 24 weeks, self-managed abortions are strongly discouraged. They are only performed for medical reasons and exclusively by professionals.

In Aya Contigo you have a chat available to ask all the questions you need. The content you require is also available.

This includes the number of pills you should use, how to take them, how to verify that they are legitimate and in good condition and advice on abortion and what is the best method to buy them. This is because in Venezuela they can be expensive and difficult to get.

Should I be accompanied?

The Aya Contigo application and virtual chat are always here to accompany you at any time of your process. Do not hesitate to contact us and get reliable information and unbiased support.

The Aya Contigo team can help you determine when it is time to visit a medical center.

Before starting the process, you should know where to go if you need to go to a nearby health center.

Aya Contigo does not provide emergency medical services. For this reason, it is also recommended that you be accompanied by a trusted person who is attentive to your symptoms and who can help you in case of an emergency.

Abortion with pills within the first 12 weeks is safe and only 2% of the cases present some type of complications.

Also remember to choose a safe, clean environment where you feel comfortable and stress-free.

If I have to go to the hospital, should I say that I had an abortion with pills?

No. Miscarriages or spontaneous abortions have the same symptoms and complications as abortions with pills, and they also have the same treatment, so you don't need to tell the hospital and the medical staff has no way of knowing.

What to do During Abortion

Once you have used the pills, the Aya Contigo team can guide you step-by-step with illustrations on how to take the pills, as there is a specific technique to ensure they are as effective as possible.

In addition, there is information on what to do if you vomit after taking the pills. If you have any questions, you can chat with the team at any time.

The abortion is effective by ingesting one pill of Mifepristone and eight pills of Misoprostol.

In case you only have access to Misoprostol, you must use 12 pills.

It is normal to present symptoms such as bleeding, nausea and pain. These symptoms and their intensity vary greatly from person to person.

At Aya Contigo chat, we can help you assess the situation before you go to the doctor. If you have access to a reliable health care provider, it's an extra benefit.

Take care of your mind as you take care of your body

A miscarriage can be a very emotional process for some people. Hence the importance of having the company of someone to lift your spirits and help you with the emotions you may be experiencing.

The Aya Contigo team can talk to you via chat if you wish, but in case they are not available, you can take other measures to make this moment comfortable and peaceful for you.

We recommend meditating, listening to music and occupying your mind with relaxing, empowering and loving thoughts.

How long does the abortion with pills last?

One of the most important abortion tips is to consider how long it can last. Generally, pills can take effect between the next half hour and up to 12 hours after consumption.

In general, the entire process may take one or two weeks and the most intense symptoms occur in the first few days after taking the pills.

Aya provides you with information on which painkillers you can safely take.

You can find more information on the application and the team is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

How do you know if the abortion was successful?

The abortion is complete when the pregnancy is terminated. You expel the tissue, clots and bleeding. The pain should stop and the symptoms you had of pregnancy, such as breast tenderness and nausea, should also disappear.

You can verify for yourself that you are no longer pregnant. There is a checklist you can do at Aya (Step 7) that will help you assess whether your miscarriage is complete.

Since the process takes up to 1-2 weeks, it is best to do the checklist after 5-7 days. Otherwise, you can talk to the team if you are unsure.

You do not need to see a doctor or have an ultrasound to confirm that the miscarriage is complete. You can determine this by assessing your symptoms and Aya's checklistguides you on this.

And after the abortion, what can I expect?

Bleeding can last 9 to 14 days after the abortion. Abortion does not affect your ability to get pregnant again, so you should take birth control if you want to avoid it.

Some people become fertile as soon as 1-2 weeks after starting abortion pills. And there are many contraceptive options safe to start right away if you choose to do so.

In Aya Contigo we have available the necessary information for you to choose the contraceptive of your choice and get information on different sexual and reproductive health topics.

Are you looking for safe and confidential support and accompaniment?

Download the app Aya Contigo.



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