While the abortion pill is often portrayed as being completely safe, the reality is that it can have a number of serious medical and emotional complications for the women that take it. In this blog post, we will take a look at the risks associated with the abortion pill and dispel some of the myths associated with it.
What is the abortion pill?
You may have heard the term “chemical”, “medical”, or “medication” abortions. Those are all names for the abortion pill. The abortion pill procedure involves taking medication to terminate a pregnancy. The process actually involves taking two medications: mifepristone (also known as RU-486) and misoprostol. Mifepristone works by blocking progesterone, a hormone needed to maintain the pregnancy, while misoprostol follows up and expels the fetus from the uterus.
I was told medical abortions are safe. Is that true?
No, that is not true. Although medical abortions are often considered safer than surgical abortions, there are still potential risks associated with this procedure. The list of complications associated with the abortion pill is lengthy. According to the Mayo Clinic, some possible side effects of taking the abortion pill include incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, fever, and digestive system discomfort. Most commonly, women may experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting, cramps and heavy bleeding. In rare cases, more serious complications can occur including infection or a ruptured uterus. Additionally, there is a risk of emotional distress associated with medical abortions as some women find them to be emotionally difficult due to their intimate nature.
What should I be aware of when considering a medical abortion?
If you are considering a medical abortion, it is important to do your research and understand all your options first. Additionally, it is important to remember that while medical abortions may seem more convenient than surgical abortions, they can also come with their own set of risks and complications.
Can I stop or reverse the Abortion Pill?
Yes, if done in time. If you have taken the abortion pill but regret your decision, there may still be time to reverse the effects of the medication and save your pregnancy. This process is called “Abortion Pill Reversal,” and it could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Some women, after taking the first abortion pill, experience regret and want to stop the abortion. That’s where the reversal process comes in. By utilizing the natural progesterone hormone, medical professionals have saved 64-68% of pregnancies for women that had started the abortion pill process.
I took the Abortion Pill, how do I start the reversal process?
If you have any regrets after taking the first dose of the abortion pill, please reach out to us. We are here to help you through every step of this process. We can provide you with the necessary information and resources to help you begin the reversal process. We understand that this can be a difficult decision, but we are here for you to provide support and guidance throughout your pregnancy journey.
Is the reversal process safe?
Yes, the abortion pill reversal process is safe. It is important to remember, however, that this process needs to be done in a timely manner in order to have the best chance at success. If you believe that you may be eligible for an abortion pill reversal, please reach out to us as soon as possible so we can help you start the process.
I haven’t taken the Abortion Pill, but I’m considering it. Can you help?
If you’re considering an abortion, regardless of the method, we can talk with you about your options. This shouldn’t be something you rush into. Abortions can have lasting physical and emotional effects, so it’s important to take the time to make an informed decision. We also understand that some women feel rushed into making a decision by outside pressures or other circumstances. We are here for you and will provide personalized support to help you make the best decision for your situation. Contact us today.