Early Options

(212) 431-8533 | View Website

124 E 40th St, New York, NY | Directions   10016

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4 months ago

It's very hard for me to write this review, because I feel like such a hypocrite for even having had an abortion, but I am very thankful for Early Options because even though I was acting like a person who wanted kids, I was not prepared to be a mother to a newborn again. I am 42 years old and I already have 2 older kids.

I just had my abortion 2 hours ago and I am already back at work. The procedure was not painful, but it was a little uncomfortable. If you have had kids in the past, this will be a piece of cake. It kind of feels like the onset of labor or menstrual cramps. I was 7 weeks pregnant and received the SofTouch Aspiration method. After the procedure, it took about 10 minutes for the cramps to subside, but they could have subsided quickly because of the high dose of ibuprofen they give you before the procedure. I am allergic to pain, so I was happy to take it!

Even though I feel that every life is precious, I knew I was not ready for this child. I feel horrible that I had to do this but I am thankful for having this option available. It's safe, quick, and easy with minimal discomfort and you are awake the entire time. There is no need for any type of general anesthesia. They also allowed my boyfriend to stay in the room with me for the entire procedure.

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5 months ago

I had an unexpected pregnancy we weren't ready for, so I found Early Options and am very glad we found such a resource. I tried the aspiration procedure at first, thinking it would be quick and not that painful with Dr. B. Unfortunately it didn't go that well, it was extremely painful and I wasn't able to finish the procedure. We decided for me to use the pill instead, which ended up not working that well for me. I went back a few days later, and saw Dr. F this time. She was wonderful, she quickly took an ultrasound and saw that the pills didn't work, I still had an ongoing pregnancy, and recommended the aspiration procedure again. I didn't have to make another appointment, they were able to fit me in right away for the procedure. This time around it was quick, and although not entirely painless, a LOT less painless than when I tried the first time with Dr. B. I did take extra medication the second time to calm me down for the procedure, but all in all Dr. F was extremely experienced, professional, and made the aspiration procedure quick and easy. We are very thankful and recommend Early Options. Dr. B was very nice, but given my experience I would recommend Dr. F - her experience definitely shows and we are glad that we were able to find this resource as an option.

7 months ago

I'm 31 and found out I was pregnant, unfortunately the timing was bad and I knew that I had to terminate the pregnancy. Of course its not something any women looks forward to, especially when I had done this when I was 18 and my experience was horrible. My boyfriend and I knew that we wanted the safest procedure and after my boyfriend doing much research he found early options, we read most of the reviews and read up on both of the procedures that are used and felt like this was the place for us. I will say its more expensive then most, but it is worth every penny because the treatment and care that you get from both the staff and the doctor is amazing. What I loved most is my boyfriend was able to stay by my side through the whole procedure which was a huge plus since I can remember being 18 and all alone and scared with my first abortion. He sat next to me and held my hand the whole way while the medical assisant was on the other side talking to me during the procedure and keeping me calm, it was great. I chose the aspiration procedure and it lasted all of 2 minutes and alls i felt was intense pressure but no pain and cramping afterwards. I dont want to compare getting an abortion to getting a spa treatment because its a very hard time in any womens life but i will say the treatment and care you get was much like you would get at a spa, they make you feel at ease. What I also thought was great was after your procedure the doctor takes you in her office to have a chat with you and get to know you and once again comfort you in the decision you made and even going as far as taking your email address and emailing me that same day asking how was I was feeling and to contact her if I had any concerns or questions. I just want to say Dr. Fleischman, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making one of the hardest decisions in a womens life easy and what you've done with early options is amazing and i'd be happy to share it with any women I know that is in need of good and safe care. Please never stop doing what you do!!!

9 months ago

I chose to go to Early Options as a result of miscarriage during my 9th week of pregnancy. When my doctor officially told me there was no heartbeat I knew there were decisions to be thought about. My doctor immediately told me about my options--a D&C, the abortion pill or to let the fetus miscarry naturally. I had known about Early Options from a past experience, I knew this was going to be the route I chose. I also found it the opportune time to inform my fertlity doctor about this option for other patients who may face a situation similar to mine. When I explained to him the manual aspiration method was a much more natural procedure and you do not have to put under he couldn't understand why I would choose to do this. He said "why would you want to be awake for a surgical procedure? A D&C is a very routine procedure". I realized he could not relate to or understand what I was talking about. Later in that day his nurse called me to check in and find out if I would be scheduling the D&C with their office. I thought, how great I have a second chance to get my message through to his nurse about Early Options. She also, had little to no interest about my decision. I am writing this review to get my message to other women who are so misinformed about miscarriage options.

My experience at Early Options was the most positive it could be for this someone who experiences a miscarriage. From my initial phone conversation through the procedure my expectations were exceeded. The staff is highly caring and knowledgeable. Dr. Fleischman and I connected immediately, she was very understanding and encouraging to my personal situation. The procedure itself it less than 5 minutes and the cramping goes away within minutes. Of course, there are many emotional feelings that come with this situation but, physically you are able to resume all normal activities immediately. This is a safe and simple procedure so please consider it if you must go through this. In early pregnancy or miscarriage there is no reason to be put under to have a surgical procedure done to remove a fetus. If you want to have children in the future you do not want scarring in your uterus. Please please take the time to speak with Dr. Fleischman's office before you listen to your doctors recommendations. You will not regret the choice when you decide to use this office. Your privacy, choice and feelings will be completely respected by the entire team at Early Options. I could not have made a better decision to use their practice. I hope to find another opportunity to share this experience with my fertility doctor and/or his nurse in hope they will refer patients to Early Options. Although this is very difficult to speak about I plan to share my story with as many people as I can to spread awareness of Early Options.

9 months ago

Early options is truly and honestly a light at the end of a dark tunnel. I have been debating with where to go. I have accompanied friends to other places and I was horrified by what I saw. The over crowded waiting room, the insensitive people who worked there, the experience added to a more difficult situation. Early options was a breath of fresh air. From making an appointment until the end the staff was overly gracious. I was very nervous about what to expect, being that this is my first time. They made me feel at home. They set up appointments so that your not running into anyone. The whole time I felt as if I was the only one there and everyone catered to my every need. The staff was EXTREMELY warm, they made me feel at ease. They explained the entire process, answered questions and reassured me. There was never any pressure to do anything I didn't want to do. As for the actual procedure it really only took a few minutes. There was slight cramping and that's as far as any discomfort. The nurse spoke to me the whole time and took my mind off of what was happening. They gave me medications and information to take home with me along with contact information in case anything went wrong, which nothing did. I would highly recommend this to any women who wants to have a pleasant experience. Your made a priority. Your health and comfort comes first.

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9 months ago

I did a lot of research before I choose this clinic. I know it's not a cheap one, but abortion is not something i want to save money on.

The staff was very polite, friendly and not judgmental. You can bring a visitor with you, as I was by myself, the girl hold my hand during procedure.

The procedure least for a 2-3 min. It was unpleasant, you feel like something pulling out of you. But it didn't hurt a lot. I felt not that good after, but for not more then 10 min. Dizziness, cramps, nausea, light spinning in my head. But everything gone away after 10 min.

The rest of the day I did all my usual stuff. Like nothing happened.

Today is my second day after aspiration abortion. I have just light spotting.

10 months ago

As I'm sure you could imagine, deciding to get this procedure done is a life altering decision. From the receptionist to the nurses to the doctor, Early Options makes you feel 100% informed and comfortable with your options. The nurse was very comforting and kind, understanding the severity of the procedure. They are extremely professional, experienced and experts in their procedures. The doctor was extremely kind, personable and professional. I highly recommend Early Options to any female in this position. The procedure was quick and painless as described by the doctor and nurse and they worked together cohesively as a team to make sure my comfort and well-being came first. The doctors experience and warm nature will make you feel at ease, ensuring you made the right decision and your health comes first. Thank you to the staff at Early Options for making a tough time as easy as possible!

11 months ago

I was really nervous about my visit. I watched the WHO video on MVA (I would not recommend that people watch--its my personality, so I did).

When I entered the office, everyone was very nice. I was greeted by an awesome medical assistant. She was very professional, knowledgable and compassionate. Throughout my 6 wks of pregnancy, I never felt as comforted as I did when my nurse 'A' said "I know that you do not know me, and I do not know you, but my role is to be here for you and to make sure that you are ok." I felt so good after hearing her say that. I know that she was sincere- she really meant it!

The doctor was also amazing. She was completely non-judgmental, informative, and really made me feel at ease. I felt very comfortable with Dr. M. The procedure was quick and even though pricey, it's worth every cent. Privacy, compassion, respect, and empathy are all worth the cost to me. I don't believe you can find this at other places- I've researched it.

Thank you Early Options staff!

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11 months ago

The staff members were very kind and comforting. However, the compassion came at a very high price considering not only the $1200 cost, but the procedure was very painful to only be given a strong dose of ibuprofen. Stronger pain medication absolutely should be offered beforehand. If I had to choose again, I'm not sure I would choose this route. I could have been put under for less, or perhaps taken the pill for half the price. I can't imagine that the pill could hurt any worse than this procedure did, wide awake :(

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over a year ago

Such a well run, patient friendly, calm and supportive doctors office. Everything is discreet and SUPER professional from the time you make your appointment. The questions are not invasive over the phone to make you feel like an appointment file and not a person. I called a few other offices and the difference in service was remarkable. When I arrived at my appointment, there was no one else in the waiting room but a lovely receptionist who welcomed me. They had healthy snacks, water, and tea to offset the strong ibuprofen you take - that is all you take, no anesthesia. You are then taken to your own private room which is really clean and surprisingly comfortable. You have your own nurse who takes you through the set-up. She was amazing! So friendly and personable, I felt like an individual person throughout. I was so calm and relaxed that I wasnt nervous about the procedure by the time we saw the doctor. Everyone from end to end was remarkable - I enthusiastically recommend Early Options. The office is lovely as are the staff. It is expensive as they do not accept insurance but if you are able to afford it - there is no other option.

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