What is the Recovery Time for a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Procedure?
After an MVA procedure, there will be a relatively short recovery time in the clinic. For women who have the procedure with only local anesthetic, the recovery time is typically less than 30 minutes. For women who are given a sedative for the procedure, the recovery time may be a bit longer (30–60 minutes), while the sedation effect diminishes. Once the recovery in the clinic is completed, the woman is sent home. Some clinics may request that she have someone escort her home, but it depends on the clinic.
Many women also receive oral and written instructions on how to care for themselves after they leave. These instructions may include how much bleeding to expect, how to recognize potential complications, how and where to seek medical assistance if required, and sometimes counseling on contraceptives. If you don’t get this information, don’t hesitate to ask for it. 
 “Clinical updates in reproductive health.” Ipas, 2020, www.ipas.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ClinicalUpdatesInReproductiveHealthCURHE20-English-digital.pdf. Accesed November 2020.
Before an Manual Vacuum Aspiration Abortion
- Are There Any Side Effects Associated With a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)? Can it Cause Infertility?
- How Much Does a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) cost?
- What is the Recovery Time for a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Procedure?
- Is Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Painful?
- What Happens During the Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Procedure?
- How Late Into My Pregnancy Can I Get a Manual Vacuum Aspiration Abortion?
- Which is the Right Choice for Me – A Vacuum Aspiration Abortion or the Abortion Pills?
- Which is Safer – a Vacuum Aspiration Abortion or the Abortion Pills?
- Is There a Difference in Success Rate Between Vacuum Aspiration Abortions and Abortion Pills?
- What is the Cost Difference between A Vacuum Aspiration Abortion and the Abortion Pills?
- What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Vacuum Aspiration Abortion?
- What are the Differences Between Vacuum Aspiration and Dilation & Evacuation Abortion (D&E)?
- What are the Different Types of Surgical Abortion Procedures?
- What is a Surgical Abortion?
*Nothing provided herein should be construed as professional medical advice and no medication / pills should be used without a prescription from a licensed / registered medical practitioner eligible to prescribe such medication in your local jurisdiction.