Then you have a difficult choice to make. Should you terminate your pregnancy? And if you do, which treatment should you choose? At Mildred Clinics, we can help you make that decision. We perform every treatment with the greatest of care.
If you wish to terminate your pregnancy, there are two possible treatments: an abortion pill or curettage. If you are no more than 9 weeks pregnant, you have the choice of both treatments. If you are more than 9 weeks pregnant, then curettage is the only option. During the intake interview, the doctor and nurse will help you choose.
An abortion pill is a medical means of terminating your pregnancy. You will be given the first tablet during your consultation at the clinic. Two days later you will insert another 4 tablets at home. During the course of that day, the amniotic sac will be expelled and the pregnancy will end. As this will cause cramps and loss of blood, you must stay home that day.
If you opt to terminate your pregnancy by curettage, you will undergo a gynaecological operation at the clinic. You will be able to choose between local anaesthetic or sedation. Sedation is a short, drug-induced sleep ensuring you feel nothing of the treatment. You will spend a total of approx. 3 hours at the clinic.
Treatment up to 18 weeks of pregnancy
You may choose between our clinics in Arnhem and Eindhoven. We can provide treatment from six days after your missed period. If you are more than 18 weeks pregnant, we are not able to help you.
To receive treatment, you must provide us with a referral from your GP. If you do not live in the Netherlands, we will need a statement from your doctor, confirming that you are pregnant. Make an appointment with one of our clinics as soon as you have received your referral. Your appointment will always be at least 5 days later. This period of reflection is required by law and also applies if you live abroad.
Is your period no more than 16 days late?
Then you do not need a doctor’s referral. Neither will the reflection time requirement apply; you can receive treatment immediately.
Would you prefer not to visit your GP?
Then you can visit our walk-in clinic. Opening hours are:
- Eindhoven: every Wednesday from 9.30 – 11.00 a.m.
If you are a legal resident or are legally employed in the Netherlands, the costs of an abortion will be paid entirely by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. You must be able to provide valid proof of identity (passport, driving licence or ID card). We cannot help you if you cannot provide proof of your identity.
Are you a temporary or illegal resident of the Netherlands? Or do you live abroad? Then you will have to pay the cost of your treatment yourself. You can pay in cash or by card. For more information about the rates, please contact us.
Abortion treatment is completely anonymous. No post will be sent to your home address and your health insurer will not be informed. Your personal details will be used for our own administration only and to be able to telephone you if there are any changes to the schedule.
We do advise you to confide in someone who can accompany you after the abortion. You are not allowed to drive home alone after a surgical abortion, for example. And you should not be alone on the third day, in the case of a medical abortion.
Our clinic in Arnhem is a ten-minute walk away from Central Station and offers free parking. Treatment days are Monday to Thursday, from 8.15-16.30.
Our clinic in Eindhoven is a twenty-minute walk away from Central Station and offers free parking. The clinic is also easily accessed by bus and not far from Eindhoven Airport. Treatment days are Monday to Friday, from 8.15-16.30.
To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please call us.
We can be reached by telephone Monday to Friday, from 8.15-16.30. If you would like to make an appointment and live in the Netherlands, please have your citizen service number (BSN) to hand. You will find this number in/on your passport, driving licence or ID card.
If you are calling from the Netherlands, dial: 088 – 200 73 33.
If you are calling from abroad, dial: 0031 – 88 – 200 73 33.
Mildred Clinics – Arnhem location
6814 AB Arnhem
Mildred Clinics – Eindhoven location
Jan van Schoonvorststraat 20-22
5611 PK Eindhoven