Every person responds to and tolerates pain differently. Abortion patients are generally surprised at how well they feel physically after their abortion. When using general anesthesia, there is obviously no pain. On rare occasion, after the procedure, the patient may feel some mild cramping.
When using local anesthesia, some patients experience cramping during the procedure but it is usually very mild.
With the "Gentle touch procedure" there is usually less cramping and recovery is almost instantaneous with the patient able to go about their every day routine as soon as the procedure is done.