Laws for abortion are different in every state. Recently, a law was passed in Florida banning abortions after 15 weeks. If you have been pregnant longer than 15 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period, you are not eligible for abortion in Florida, including the abortion pill.

What Is The Abortion Pill?

There are two types of abortion, medical and surgical. The abortion pill is a medical abortion method using two drugs to terminate the pregnancy.

The first drug, mifepristone, blocks the pregnancy in the uterus from absorbing progesterone. All pregnancies need this hormone to survive. The pregnancy can no longer grow without progesterone, and it’s terminated. 

Misoprostol is the second drug. This drug is taken 24 to 48 hours after the first one. It causes cramping and contractions to remove the pregnancy from a woman’s body through the vagina.

FDA Regulations

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all legal drugs in the United States. Mifepristone (the first drug in the abortion pill method) is highly regulated. The FDA has approved the use of this drug for 70 days or less since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period.

Research indicates that the closer you get to the 70-day cutoff date, you are more likely to have a failed abortion. 

Risks of the Abortion Pill Method

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following are risks associated with using the abortion pill method:

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

Have You Confirmed Your Pregnancy?

You may think a positive result on a home pregnancy test is all you need to confirm your pregnancy, but it isn’t. Up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. According to the Mayo Clinic, the number could be higher because most miscarriages occur before women realize they’re pregnant.

Get Confirmation at Pregnancy Options Miami

We provide no-fee, medical-grade pregnancy testing. In addition, we offer no-fee OB ultrasounds to anyone who has a positive pregnancy test at our center.

Ultrasound will help date your pregnancy, confirm if it’s growing or you’ve had a miscarriage, and see if it’s located in the correct place. Once you have this information, you’ll know whether you are eligible for the abortion pill or not. 

Contact Pregnancy Options Miami today, and let’s find out more about your pregnancy.

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