Do not have sexual intercourse and avoid using tampons or douches for 2 to 3 weeks after the abortion to allow your body time to heal. This will also help protect you from getting an infection of the vagina or uterus.
Spotting (or slight bleeding from the uterus) is normal after the abortion. This may continue for 2 weeks. Heavier spotting or uterine bleeding should be reported to your health care professional.
Contraception should be considered for the near future because you may ovulate before your first menstrual period. Your first menstrual period will occur 4 to 6 weeks after the abortion.