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I know several women who had "D&Cs" in the 60s and early 70s, and who were relieved to not have to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.
Physicians perform D&Cs less often now, since they are done “blind” and often require general anesthesia, which is expensive and risky.
It mentioned, I believe, that they preferred D&Cs to induced miscarriages for much the same reason - the intact fetus delivered after induced miscarriage was more disturbing than the remnants of a D&C.
Then we can dismiss horror stories about 38-week D&Cs on perfectly healthy fetuses.
I have had more than my fair share of D&Cs so I thought I knew what to expect with my procedure.
I'm one of those women whose private insurance policy -- for which I paid hefty premiums, deductibles, and co-pays -- who did not have D&Cs covered by insurance even for a very much wanted pregnancy when my baby unexpectedly died.
-- be it from D&Cs (for abortions or for abnormal bleeding) or from a LEEP or conization treatment after an abnormal pap smear -- the more likely it may be injured.