Are you considering using the abortion pill method to terminate your unexpected pregnancy?
First, learn about the procedure and the risks, like an incomplete abortion or heavy and prolonged bleeding.
How Does The Abortion Pill Work?
There are two types of abortion: medication (or medical) and surgical. The abortion pill is a medical abortion procedure that uses two drugs to terminate your pregnancy. You take the drugs over a 24 to 48-hour period, but bleeding can last for weeks.
The first drug, mifepristone, blocks the uterus from absorbing progesterone. This hormone is vital for the growth of the pregnancy. Without it, the lining of the uterus thins, and the pregnancy ends.
The second drug, misoprostol, causes your body to bleed and contract to expel the pregnancy and tissue. Bleeding occurs within hours usually, but it can take days.
Side Effects and Risks Of The Abortion Pill
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) closely regulates the first drug. They have approved its use through 70 days gestation (70 days or less since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period).
The Mayo Clinic lists the following side effects and risks of the abortion pill:
The abortion pill procedure causes vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping. It can also cause:
Here are some possible risks:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Get Pregnancy Testing and An Ultrasound At No Cost To You
Do you know how many days you’ve been pregnant? Is it 70 days or less? The best way to find out how far along you are in your pregnancy is by ultrasound.
Come to Pregnancy Options Miami for pregnancy testing and ultrasound at no cost to you. We can confirm your pregnancy and give you more information about abortion and your other options. Schedule your no-cost, confidential appointment today.