What is the Abortion Pill?

Are you considering taking the abortion pill as you face an unplanned pregnancy? Maybe you feel fearful, anxious, and overwhelmed to make your pregnancy decision. You are not alone. 

Be informed so you can take your next step. There are major risks to consider before choosing the abortion pill. You deserve to know all the facts.

Medical Abortion (the Abortion Pill)

Also known as the abortion pill, Medical abortion is an abortion procedure that works to end an existing pregnancy. There are two different drugs used in the process: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Though this procedure is less invasive than surgical abortion, there are major risks to women, especially women with pre-existing health conditions.

Progesterone, a hormone produced in a woman when she becomes pregnant, helps the pregnancy grow. The first abortion drug, Mifepristone, blocks the womb from absorbing this hormone, preventing the embryo from implanting or growing. Then the second abortion drug, Misoprostol, causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy.

Medical abortion is only available for women up to 10 weeks pregnant.

Understand the Risks

With every type of abortion procedure comes major risks. Some potential risks of medical abortion include:

  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion (surgical abortion may be needed in this case)
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Confirm Your Pregnancy?

Know for sure that you’re indeed pregnant with a lab-quality pregnancy test. To know if you’re eligible for medical abortion, you will also need an ultrasound to confirm how far along you are and if you have a healthy, viable pregnancy. 

Our trained medical staff focuses on empowering you to make the best decision for your future and your body. If you received a positive at-home pregnancy test, or think you might be pregnant, request an appointment with us today to get the answers and peace of mind you deserve. Once we confirm your pregnancy details, we can give you more information about your options.