Practical management of midtrimester abortion
Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK
This presentation will cover the practical aspects of managing mid trimester medical abortion as conducted by a nurse midwife.
It will draw upon experience from a Scottish hospital setting in Edinburgh where all mid trimester abortions have been performed medically using mifepristone and misoprostol for more than 25 years (approximately 120 per year). The presentation will cover management of complicated cases including the scarred uterus and twin pregnancy. It will also give practical advice for how to manage pain relief and how long to wait before intervention for retained placenta.