Do you have questions about the abortion pill? How does it work? What does the process look like? If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering the abortion pill, it is important to learn about all potential side effects.
You deserve to be educated on the medications involved and all the details before committing to any type of pregnancy termination.
How Does The Abortion Pill Work?
The abortion pill is actually two different drugs: Mifepristone and Misoprostol.
Mifepristone blocks progesterone, the hormone essential for maintaining a progressing pregnancy. Misoprostol is the second medication, and it causes strong uterine contractions and heavy bleeding to expel the fetus from the birth canal. Most women pass the pregnancy within 4-5 hours after taking Misoprostol, however, it can take up to two days to complete the process.
A healthcare provider will schedule a follow-up appointment about two weeks after the dose of Misoprostol to ensure no infection has occurred and all the tissue was expelled.
What To Expect
After you complete the abortion pill protocol, you may experience a few physical side effects such as nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, diarrhea, or dizziness. In addition to physical side effects, research shows that abortion is consistently associated with increased levels of mental health struggles. For this reason, it is not recommended that you go through this process alone.t
Can I Afford The Abortion Pill?
Depending on where you live, the abortion pill can vary in price. This can be an expensive financial commitment for many.
It is also important to understand that abortion regulations vary by state and about half of all U.S. states ban abortion services from being covered under private insurance companies.
You Have Options
Facing the unexpected is never easy. Learning about all the options you have can make the impossible seem doable. Our free and confidential services are always offered with compassion to empower women facing pregnancy decisions. Our Center does not perform or refer for abortions, but we are committed to providing accurate information on each option, as well as quality care for every client. We are here for you and your partner. To schedule an appointment, call our Center at (850) 297-1174.