Did you receive the news of an unplanned pregnancy and are now considering the abortion pill? You should weigh the risks and confirm your pregnancy to determine if you are eligible for the abortion pill (also known as medical abortion). This step is vital to putting your health and safety first. 

The Abortion Pill Explained

The abortion pill (medical abortion) consists of two different drugs to terminate pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol. 

First, mifepristone works to block the body’s progesterone, which supports pregnancy. Second, you take misoprostol, which causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy from the woman’s body through bleeding and cramping. 

Consider the Risks

The Mayo Clinic shares the potential risks of medical abortion (the abortion pill), including the following:

  • 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

Are You Eligible?

The FDA only recommends medical abortion for women through 10 weeks of pregnancy. This is why an ultrasound is needed to confirm pregnancy details. Some reasons you may not be eligible for the abortion pill are that you:

  • Have a pregnancy outside of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy)
  • Have a blood clotting disorder or significant anemia
  • Have a chronic adrenal failure
  • Use long-term corticosteroids
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Have an allergy to the medications used
  • Do not have access to emergency care
  • Can’t return for a follow-up visit

Confirm Your Pregnancy Details

To confirm your pregnancy details and determine if you’re eligible for the abortion pill, schedule a free and confidential appointment with us.

Receive lab-grade pregnancy testing and an ultrasound with our team. We can inform you about all your options. You are not alone.