Laminaria Procedure

Aftercare Instructions for the Lamarina Procedure

To alleviate some discomfort and shorten this process, dilation of the cervix with Laminaria may be the method for you. This species of kelp, when dried and applied properly, has proven to be a very helpful tool for the dilation of the cervix.

Laminaria sticks are used in obstetrics to slowly dilate the cervix, creating enough space for the surgical abortion to take place, which avoids the additional use of surgical tools to complete the same process. This safe and simple process typically takes under a minute.

Please take the time to educate yourself, as there are many alternate medical services offered for pregnancy termination. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our caring staff members.

Remember that confidentiality is our top priority, so no matter which of our medical services is determined to be the best option for you, it will be performed in a safe and private environment.