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What Is The Abortion Pill?

Medical abortion is the termination of pregnancy through a medication regimen. This process is induced by the Abortion Pill, also known as an At-Home Abortion, Mail-Order Abortion, or Medication Abortion. Although it is called the Abortion Pill, it is made up of two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol.

How does it work?

First, mifepristone blocks an essential hormone in pregnancy called progesterone. Without this hormone, the uterine walls begin to thin and detach the embryo. Next, misoprostol is taken and causes labor-like contractions. These contractions push the detached embryo and pregnancy tissue out through the vagina, effectively terminating the pregnancy.

What Should I Do First?

Speaking with a trusted pregnancy center or physician is important to help protect your health and wellness. Understanding what risks and complications you should monitor yourself for can be life-saving. The Mayo Clinic states this procedure isn’t recommended for everyone, so speaking with a medical professional is crucial to safeguard your health.

Additionally, some important safety steps to take include:

  • Recieve a complete physical to understand if your health qualifies for this procedure.
  • Give a complete list of currently used medications.
  • State any known allergies.
  • Give an extensive report on your health history and current medical conditions.
  • Confirm pregnancy viability and location with a pregnancy test and ultrasound.

What Risks Should I Discuss With A Trusted Professional?

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Where can I go for more information?

Make an appointment with us today to gain the necessary knowledge, and to take the important steps that protect your health and safety before an abortion procedure. All appointments are free and confidential. We believe you have the right to be empowered with knowledge to make a confident and informed decision.

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