In most cases, the woman can see the remains of her pregnancy such as blood and tissue in the sanitary napking or in the toilet, just as it happens in a regular menstruation. What happens during an abortion using Misoprostol (Cytotec – 200mcg) is very SIMILAR to what happens in a regular menstrual period.
The embryo (the size of a bean) usually goes unnoticed.
Depending on the lenght of the pregnancy, it is possible to see a small sac with an embryo with tissue or placenta surrounding it.
In other words, if the woman is 6 week pregnant she won’t be able to see this sac, since it is not visible.
At 6 or 7 weeks of pregnancy, the embryo measures approximately 6.25 to 12.5 / 13 mm. With 9 weeks, it measures about 25 millimeters. The fetus that is expelled during an abortion isn’t often explicitly visible because it leaves the woman’s body with other remains of pregnancy, such as embryonic tissues and blood. (12)
Doctors in Scotland organized a study in which several women underwent a medical abortion at home. One of the researchers, Dr. Gillian Penney, University of Aberdeen, said, “I was very surprised with the level of acceptability concerning abortion among women at home.”
I thought it would be scary for women to see the remains of the pregnancy and that they would want to be with a team that could give them support and confidence during the procedure. But women who have gone through this experience felt it was something with they were able to cope with. Many of them preferred to choose the people whom they wanted to be with and the chance of using the bathroom of their homes. (23)