Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy, considering abortion, and wondering if the abortion pill is the right option for you?

You’ve probably heard about the abortion pill and think it sounds like the easiest solution in dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

For the sake of your health, it’s important to get all the details about the abortion pill, as well as understand any risks or limitations to the procedure.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

The abortion pill, also known as medical abortion, is a series of two drugs used to terminate a viable pregnancy.

The first drug is called mifepristone and is used to block the hormone called progesterone. Without progesterone, the pregnancy releases from your uterine wall and dies.

Misoprostol is then used to force your uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy tissues from your body.

Risks of the Abortion Pill

There are known risks to medical abortion that you will want to be aware of to protect your health and well-being.

According to the Mayo Clinic, these risks include:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Digestive system discomfort

Limitations of the Abortion Pill

Not every woman is eligible to use the abortion pill due to limitations from pre-existing conditions.

Some of the limitations that could affect your eligibility for a medical abortion include:

  • Having an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Can’t make follow-up visits to your doctor
  • Can’t access emergency care
  • Taking a blood thinner or certain steroid medications
  • Having an allergy to the medications used during a medical abortion
  • Having certain medical issues such as bleeding disorders, heart or blood vessel diseases, severe lung, liver, or kidney disease, or an uncontrolled seizure disorder

It’s also very important to note that the FDA has warned that you should not use the abortion pill if your pregnancy is older than 10 weeks. Attempting a medical abortion after 10 weeks can lead to a significant increase in health risks, including an incomplete abortion.

Get the Facts to Protect Your Health

Learning all the details about your pregnancy is the first step in protecting your health and future.

Options Care Center can offer you a no-cost pre-abortion consultation, which can include an ultrasound scan if necessary. This scan will tell you the age of your pregnancy and other details that will help you know what options are available to you.

It’s your health and future, so you deserve to know the facts needed to make the best decision for your pregnancy.

Contact us today to schedule your no-cost and confidential appointment.