MEDIGUIDE

FAMILY   PLANNING

WHEN YOU ATTEND

  • Please be on time. Being late may delay your treatment.

  • Plan to stay at the clinic for about 3 hours.

  • If you do not speak English, you need to be accompanied by an interpreter or an English speaking friend or relative.

  • You need to fast from midnight the day before , or for at least four hours before the operation. Fasting means "nil by mouth": no food, no drink, no water and no chewing gum. Please do not smoke.

  • You cannot drive a car or return to work for the rest of the day. Ask your partner or a friend to accompany you home.

  • If you are under 16 years of age, you must have proof of age and be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who will be asked to co-sign the consent for your operation.

  • A blood test is done to check your blood group, unless you provide official written proof (a blood donorís card or a pathology report).

  • For your comfort and convenience, please wear a blouse and skirt or a loose dress, and flat unlaced shoes.

  • Please do not bring children to the clinic as it upsets other patients attending for an abortion.

  • A referral letter from your doctor is not necessary, but if you have one, please bring it with you.

  • Please bring the reports of all tests performed by your doctor to confirm and assess your pregnancy, to avoid their duplication.