Maybe your friends have taken the abortion pill and are encouraging you to take it too. Or your partner is pressuring you into getting an abortion. The abortion pill is often mistaken as being a quick-fix-and-you’re-done method. While it may resolve your unexpected pregnancy concerns for a moment, many women experience physical and emotional effects down the road.
Here are the facts about the abortion pill and what to consider before moving forward with your pregnancy decision.
How Does the Abortion Pill Work?
The abortion pill is also known as medication abortion. This type of abortion involves taking two drugs to terminate a pregnancy – one is normally taken in a doctor’s office and the other at home. It’s important to note that medication abortion is only for women up to 10 weeks pregnant.
The first drug, Mifepristone, works to block the progesterone hormone and prevent the embryo from implanting or growing. Then, Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and release the pregnancy through the vagina.
Is the Abortion Pill Safe?
The safety of the abortion pill has been up for debate for many years. While the decision is still yours to make – there are physical risks that come with the abortion pill. Potential abortion pill risks include…
- An incomplete abortion (may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Am I Eligible for the Abortion Pill?
There are multiple factors for your eligibility, including how far along you are, any potential health concerns, and the location of your pregnancy. Once you’ve gotten a positive result from one of our pregnancy tests, you can determine these details with a no-charge ultrasound at our center. Learn your next best step.
Understand All Your Options
While many women feel like abortion is their only option, you have three: abortion, adoption, and parenting. Get educated today about your pregnancy options so you feel confident in your decision.
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