Post-abortion care

Post-abortion care

When you leave our clinic, your care doesn’t end

The recovery time after an abortion will be different for each person, but you’ll usually feel better in a few days.

However, if you feel like you have any problems, whether physical or emotional, after treatment, we’re here to help. You can call our 24/24 after-the-day care line and speak with one of our friendly and experienced nurses.

Price from 340€

Social Security Abortion

Surgical abortion is a simple procedure, performed using a gentle suction method.

What to Expect

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you come in for your abortion.

Abortion and your rights

Your post-care brochure

These brochures will give you the information and post-care tips you need after your abortion.

We have aftertreatment brochures for drug and surgical abortion.

It’s important that you read this information.

If you need to speak with a doctor or nurse, call (+34) 934 529 930.

How does a medical abortion work and what are the side effects?

Abortions are very safe when performed by specialists. However, any pharmacological treatment or surgical procedure carries some side effects.

In this short video, Dr. Elia Jacobo, clinical director of medical abortion at CMA, explains how medical abortion works: the difference between the two abortion pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) and what to expect in terms of side effects.

What can you expect after an abortion?

It’s good to know what is normal after an abortion, so you know what to expect and what you need.

Everyone will have a different experience after you have had a medical or surgical abortion. Usually, you will experience some bleeding (from spotting to clots). This may continue until your next period and may be unpredictable, irregular or prolonged. It is important that you use period pads and not tampons or menstrual cups, as this will help prevent infection. It is also normal to have some cramping.

Pregnancy symptoms will start to go away after a couple of days. Nausea and vomiting are one of the first symptoms to go away after treatment. It is common to have tender breasts for several weeks.

Different feelings may come up for people after an abortion, including relief and sadness. These are all normal things to feel. We are here to talk at any time and can set up an appointment for post-abortion counseling, either in person or over the phone. If you have any concerns, call our aftercare line to speak with a nurse.

How long does the pain last after an abortion?

After an abortion, cramping may be constant or it may come and go.

It is not unusual for cramping to continue to come and go for the first 2 weeks after treatment.

Pain Relief After Abortion

We will give you advice on pain relief tablets such as paracetamol, codeine or ibuprofen. Do not take aspirin as it can increase bleeding.

Here are some other things you can do to ease the pain:

  • Apply a heating pad or a hot (warm) water bottle wrapped in a towel or blanket to your lower abdomen.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.
  • Make sure you are comfortable and relaxed at home.

If you have any concerns about the pain you are experiencing after your abortion, you can call our aftercare line at (+34) 934 529 930 at any time to speak with a nurse.

Important things to remember after an abortion

Here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • Wait 3 weeks after your abortion before taking a pregnancy test. This is because some pregnancy hormones can be present up to 3 weeks after an abortion, which can give a positive test result even though you are no longer pregnant. If you have a positive pregnancy test, call our aftercare line as soon as possible.
  • You should not bathe for 48 hours after your miscarriage, as this may increase the risk of infection. You can take a shower, but because you may feel dizzy, for your safety, do not shower without someone with you.
  • As part of your post-abortion care, you should avoid sexual intercourse for 2 weeks after treatment. It is very important to know that it is possible to get pregnant almost immediately after an abortion. If you do not want to get pregnant, we recommend that you have birth control ready for after your treatment. We can talk to you about different types of contraception to help you find the method that works best for you.

If you experience severe symptoms

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call us right away:


  • Very heavy bleeding that soaks more than 2 maxi compresses (suitable for abundant flow) per hour.
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort that does not improve with painkillers or thermal pad.
  • Vaginal discharge that smells unpleasant.
  • Fever that lasts more than 24 hours.

If you experience any of these symptoms, call us immediately at (+34) 934 529 930.

Looking for more information about our abortion services?

Here you will find answers to the questions people ask most frequently. If you can’t find the information you need, call us at (+34) 934 529 930


Sepsis can be caused by an infection anywhere in the body. Sepsis after an abortion is rare, but very serious. Symptoms of sepsis may be like having a flu at first. If you develop any of the following signs, it’s important to seek urgent medical attention:


  • Feeling dizzy or faint
  • Confusion
  • Dragged speech
  • Extreme chills
  • Severe muscle pain
  • Not being able to urinate
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Cold, wet and pale skin or stained

If you think you have any signs of sepsis, seek urgent medical attention.

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Making the decision that’s right for you

Before deciding whether to go ahead with an abortion, it can be helpful to be as informed as possible. We’ve compiled some information about abortion that we hope you’ll find helpful here.

Legal abortion and your rights

The current law recognizes the freedom of women to have an abortion. Spanish women can freely interrupt their pregnancies up to 14 weeks and in some cases up to 22 weeks.

Abortion and your rights
Preparing for Your Abortion
Preparing for your abortion

Once you’ve booked your treatment with us, we’ll help you prepare for your appointment. Read tips on what to bring, how to arrange travel, guidance on eating and drinking before your treatment, and more.

A cost guide

Over 70% de of our patients have their abortion funded by the NHS (National Health System). You can also pay privately if you prefer, or if you are not eligible for NHS funding.

A cost guide
Travelling from abroad
International patients

We have over 35 years of experience supporting French women to have a legal abortion in Spain, and we understand what to consider before travelling.

Tips for Companions

If you are a partner, friend or family member of someone who is having an abortion, here are some tips on how you can support her.

Tips for companions