Ever since the Abortion Pill came on the market, we have experienced this type of question, primarily from callers at home. This is a very scary and emotionally painful situation to face in addition to an unplanned pregnancy. Many women, are unaware of the process of the Abortion Pill regimen. In our modern culture, taking a pill sounds similar to what we do for a headache. With that said, there are two things to consider:
- If you have not yet taken either pill, find out what the procedure is, how the pills work, what to expect, how long it will take, what the side effects and risks are, and what to do in case of an emergency. Medication abortion requires a three (or more) step process. The first step is visiting an abortion provider for an assessment and the first dose of medication. Two days later, the patient takes a second dose of medication at home. After this dose, cramping will begin to expel the embryo. It is between these two steps that women will often call, wondering if they have made a mistake and if there is any help available to stop the abortion process. After the second medication, some women have been caught off-guard by the amount of pain, blood, or fetal tissue they experience as the abortion completes itself. Some women, wishing the process to be private, are facing this alone in their bathrooms. The final step is to return to the abortion provider to determine if the abortion procedure was complete, as a surgical abortion may be necessary if it is not.
- If you have taken the first pill, and are questioning your decision, we may be able to help save the pregnancy with progesterone therapy provided at our clinic. Progesterone has been safely used to support pregnancies for almost sixty years. Please note: this is not a guarantee, and the Abortion Pill regimen should not be started if you have any doubts. However, if you have started the Abortion Pill and contact us right away, we will do our best to assist you. Abortion Pill Reversal is safe and confidential but extremely time sensitive. If you have only taken the first medication and would like to talk to someone about abortion pill reversal, please call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1.877.558.0333.