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Information about Abortion in the Netherlands:

ANA works mostly with three clinics in and around Amsterdam: the Abortuskliniek Amsterdam, the Beahuis & Bloemenhovekliniek and the Vrelinghuis.

If you need (financial) help, email ANA before making an appointment.

Below you’ll find a list of all abortion clinics in the Netherlands.

Dutch Abortion Clinics

City Clinic name Abortions performed up to Website
Almere Abortuskliniek Almere Week 12 http://www.abortuskliniekalmere.nl/
Amsterdam Stichting Abortuskliniek Amsterdam Week 18 https://abortuskliniek-amsterdam.nl/
Amsterdam* Women on Waves Amsterdam Week 9 https://www.womenonwaves.org/
Arnhem Mildred Week 18 https://mildredclinics.nl/
Den Bosch** Mildred Week 9 https://mildredclinics.nl/den-bosch/
Den Bosch Vrouwen Medisch Centrum Week 12 https://www.vrouwenmedischcentrum.nl/
Den Haag Abortuskliniek Den Haag Week 12 http://https//www.abortuskliniek-denhaag.nl/
Eindhoven Mildred Week 18 https://mildredclinics.nl/
Enschede Emmakliniek Week 12 https://www.emmakliniek.nl/
Goes ZEAZ Week 12 https://www.zeaz.nl//
Groningen Stimezo/CSGNN Week 12 https://csgnn.nl/
Heemstede Beahuis & Bloemenhovekliniek Week 22 https://www.bloemenhove.nl/
Roermond Gynaikon Klinieken Week 18 https://www.gynaikonklinieken.nl
Rotterdam Gynaikon Klinieken Week 18 https://www.gynaikonklinieken.nl
Utrecht Vrelinghuis Week 22 https://www.vrelinghuis.nl/
Zwolle Stimezo Zwolle Week 12 https://www.stimezo-zwolle.nl/

*the Women on Waves clinic provides medical abortions only. You can go here even if you are not insured and/or not a citizen of the Netherlands
**the Mildred clinic Den Bosch is located in a health center. It is only open on Saturdays and provides medical abortions only.

Abortion clinics which specialize in second trimester abortions (up to 22 weeks)

Vrelinghuis
Address: Biltstraat 397-423, 3572 AV Utrecht
Telephone: +3130-2333542
Website: www.vrelinghuis.nl

Beahuis & Bloemenhovekliniek
Address: Herenweg 211-215, 2106 MJ Heemstede
Telephone: +3123-5289890
Website: www.bloemenhove.nl

Practical Information for Procedures

If you need help making an appointment, we can call the clinic for you.
We will need the following information from you when scheduling an abortion:

    • Your full name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your height and weight
    • A copy of an ultrasound or a doctor’s note confirming your pregnancy. You can also send us the date of the ultrasound and the following values on the ultrasound: BPD and FL
    • The first day of your last period*
    • Whether you have a European Health Insurance Card or can get one
    • Any allergies you have
    • Any medication you take
    • Whether you are otherwise healthy
    • Do you already have children?
    • Does anyone else know about your situation?

*The pregnancy term is counted in weeks starting from the first day of your last period – the earliest you will find out you are pregnant is usually around 5 weeks from this date.

Termination Methods

5* – 8 weeks Abortion Pill
procedure: at clinic – 1 oral tablet (Mifegyne) that blocks proceeding pregnancy
2 days later – 4x vaginal tablet (Misoprostol) that causes cramping*5 day consideration time not needed if within 45 days after last menstruation. (= up to 6 weeks + 2 days pregnant)
5 – 12 weeks Vacuum curettage
anesthesia: local (injections) or light sedation
duration procedure: 5-10 mins
total time at clinic: 5 hours
13 – 17 weeks Instrumental abortion
anesthesia: local (injections) or general sedation
duration procedure: 10-20 mins
total time at clinic: 6 hours
18 – 22 weeks Instrumental abortion
anesthesia: always general sedation
duration procedure: 15-25 mins
total time at clinic: 8-10 hours

 

During your appointment the following procedures will be performed:

Before curettage

        • An ultrasound (to determine term of pregnancy)
        • Blood type testing (ABO -/+)
        • Misoprostol tablets, administered a few hours before procedure (to prime cervix)
        • Anti-D injection if you are less than 8 weeks pregnancy and have an Rh negative blood type.

After curettage

        • Medication: painkillers (paracetamol + ibuprofen/naproxen) and antibiotics (azitromycin)

Aftercare

If you have had an abortion please go to doctor if you experience a substantial increase of any of the following: pain, vaginal blood loss, abnormal discharge or fever, or bleeding for longer than 6 days.

If your doctor cannot know that you have had an abortion, tell them that you have had a spontaneous miscarriage; they cannot tell the difference by story/symptoms.

Expect your next menstruation 4-6 weeks after treatment.

 

More questions?

For more details see our FAQ page. If your question is not answered there or you need ANA’s help, send us an email.