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what is the Abortion Pill?

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Abortion Pill

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What Is The Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is a medical abortion. This type of abortion uses two drugs – the first blocks the progesterone hormone which is needed for pregnancy to continue.  When used together with the second drug, it will end an early pregnancy (70 days or less since the first day of the last menstrual period or 10 wks LMP).

How Is It Taken?

The FDA has approved a dosing regimen.  Seven to fourteen days after taking the pills you will need to follow-up with the healthcare provider.  It is recommended by the FDA that you do not buy the abortion pills online.

The documented side effects of the abortion pill include abdominal pain, severe cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, fever and chills.

Risks include seeing embryonic parts expelled, possible life-threatening infection known as sepsis (severe systemic infection), some fail to abort (which may require an additional surgical abortion procedure to complete the termination), undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy, and possible hemorrhaging.

Information is lacking about the long-term mental health effects of medical abortion, particularly, how women feel about giving themselves an abortion, and seeing fetal parts expelled.

According to the FDA, some women should not take the abortion pill.  A woman should not take the abortion pill if it has been more than 70 days since the first day of her last menstrual period, or if she:

  • has an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside of the uterus)
  • has problems with the adrenal glands (the glands near the kidneys)
  • is currently being treated with long-term corticosteroid therapy (medications)
  • has had an allergic reaction to the abortion pill or similar drugs
  • has bleeding problems or is taking anticoagulant (blood thinning) drug products
  • has inherited porphyria
  • has an intrauterine device (IUD) in place (it must be removed before taking the abortion pill)

Women who have taken the abortion pill should follow their healthcare provider’s instructions should they experience any side effects or complications such as:

  • Sustained fever, severe abdominal pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or fainting.
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, or general malaise (“feeling sick,” including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, with or without fever)

Before taking the Abortion Pill or any other medication, get information from a trusted source so that you understand how it works and the possible side effects. Our medical team would be happy to meet with you.

*Starting Point Pregnancy and Family Resource Center does not perform or refer for abortions.

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What If I Have Second Thoughts?

Are you having second thoughts or regrets about your abortion decision?  It may not be too late to change your mind.  If you’ve taken the first dose of the abortion pill, there is an effective process for reversing the procedure, called abortion pill reversal. The process uses the progesterone hormone, which has been shown to counteract the effects of the abortion pill.

Women have successfully continued their pregnancies and given birth to healthy babies after reversal progesterone treatment was given under a doctor’s care. Any attempts to counteract the abortion pill should not be done without the assistance of a medical professional. 
For more information go to:  www.abortionpillreversal.com or call 877-558-0333.

abortion pill

What If I Have Second Thoughts?

Are you having second thoughts or regrets about your abortion decision?  It may not be too late to change your mind.  If you’ve taken the first dose of the abortion pill, Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU-486) there is an effective process for reversing the procedure, called abortion pill reversal.  The process uses the progesterone hormone, which has shown to counteract the effects of the abortion pill.

Women have successfully continued their pregnancies and given birth to healthy babies after reversal progesterone treatment was given under doctor’s care.   Any attempts to counteract the abortion pill should not be done without the assistance of a medical professional.  For more information go to:  www.abortionpillreversal.com or call 877-558-0333.