Is the Abortion Pill Right for Me?
I’m Pregnant, and Considering a Medical Abortion (AKA the Abortion Pill)…
Having a medical abortion, is different from a surgical abortion.
A surgical abortion uses instruments to remove the fetus and for first trimester pregnancies, the procedure is done in a clinic-setting and takes less than ten minutes to complete. A medical abortion is completed by taking oral medication which will purge the fetus from the utero. The abortion pill procedure takes 2 to 3 days to complete.
The abortion pill is available if you are 70 days or less since the first day of your last menstrual period (roughly 10 wks).
What is the process for the Abortion Pill?
The FDA has approved the following steps for a medical abortion:
- On Day One: 200 mg of Mifeprex™ is taken by mouth. This drug blocks the progesterone hormone which is needed for pregnancy to continue.
- 24 to 48 hours later 800 mcg of misoprostol taken buccally (in the cheek pouch).Misoprostal causes contractions. Contractions should expel the remains of the fetus. This process may take a few hours, or it could be a few days.
- Follow-up is then done with the abortion provider seven to fourteen days after taking Mifeprex™.
According to the FDA, Mifeprex™ should not be taken if it has been more than 70 days since the first day of her last menstrual period, or if any of the following are present:
- an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside of the uterus) – ULTRASOUND IS REQUIRED TO DETERMINE VIABILITY
- has problems with the adrenal glands (the glands near the kidneys)
- currently being treated with long-term corticosteroid medications
- have had an allergic reaction to mifepristone, misoprostol or similar drugs
- has bleeding problems or is taking anticoagulant (blood thinning) drug products
- inherited porphyria
- have an intrauterine device (IUD) in place
- remove (IUD) before taking Mifeprex™
What are the risks and side effects of the Abortion Pill?
People who take Mifeprex™ should follow their abortion provider’s instructions. Some associated risks and complications that may arise are as follows:
- Sustained fever
- Severe abdominal pain
- Prolonged heavy bleeding
- Abdominal pain/discomfort
- “Feeling sick,” including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, with or without fever
Late-term Medical Abortion Risks and Additional Warnings:
Other medical abortions include methotrexate, misoprostol, or lethal injections for late-term abortions. Each comes with their own procedures and risks.
Do not purchase medication online without a prescription from a healthcare provider.
What does Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic Provide?
Before any type of abortion, verify you are pregnant. Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic provides laboratory-quality pregnancy testing that is 99% accurate and we offer a limited OB ultrasound at no cost to confirm the viability of your pregnancy (to check for a heartbeat and the location of the pregnancy). This is important information since 20% of all pregnancies end naturally in miscarriage. An ultrasound determines whether the pregnancy is in the uterus or ectopic (outside the womb), which can be life-threatening.
Different abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. An ultrasound indicates how many weeks pregnant you are. This gives you more information so you can you review your pregnancy options.
If you have taken the Abortion Pill and are having second thoughts, go to www.abortionpillreversal.com or call the abortion pill reversal hotline at 877-558-0333.
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If you are sexually active and are concerned that you may be pregnant, make an appointment for a pregnancy test at Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic. The Clinic will answer your questions and provide you with factual information in order for you to make an informed decision. If you are pregnant, you may qualify for a limited ultrasound at no cost to you. All of our services are free and confidential.