Maybe you’re feeling like you need to make a quick decision. Or you’re saying to yourself that you just want it all to go away and disconnect from the pressure that you feel. We understand and we want to help give you the truth about your options.
An unexpected pregnancy can bring stress and this can majorly affect your decisions. Make sure to take a breather and pause before making any major decisions. The reality is, the decision you make will affect your future.
Make sure you know all the facts and what it means for you. Here is a look into what the abortion pill is and some of the risks involved with this decision. We want to help you make an informed decision for your future.
What does the process look like?
There are two types of abortion procedures, both designed to terminate a pregnancy: surgical abortion and medication abortion. The abortion pill is considered a medication abortion.
The two-pill process consists of Mifepristone (also known as RU 486). This first pill can only be taken up to 10 weeks of your pregnancy and blocks progesterone, causing the lining of the uterus to thin and prevent an embryo from implanting/growing. This pill is taken normally at a doctor’s office or clinic.
The second pill of the abortion pill process is called Misoprostol and is taken at home, 24-48 hours later. Misoprostol is used to loosen fetal tissue and dilate the uterus. A follow up appointment with a doctor should be scheduled about a week after the abortion, or earlier if complications occur.
Health risks of the abortion pill
A medication abortion is a major decision that comes with many physical, emotional, and psychological consequences. If you are considering this option, you must know all about the side effects, risks, and concerns:
Side Effects of the Abortion Pill
- Prolonged and heavy bleeding
- Incomplete abortion (This may lead you to have to get a surgical abortion)
- Digestive discomfort
- Abdominal cramping/pain
It’s vital to consider these side effects and understand the risks involved during or after the process. If you have any other questions or health concerns, please contact us to talk more.
Before you decide
Before deciding what to do next, an ultrasound will confirm your pregnancy and tell you how far along you are. It also tells you if you have an ectopic pregnancy which occurs when the fertilized egg is implanted outside the uterus. This can cause major health risks if unknown and untreated. An ultrasound is vital to prevent unwanted health complications and infection during a medication abortion.
At Pregnancy Options Miami, we offer free limited OB ultrasounds to confirm you are positive pregnancy testing result.
We are here to provide women facing unexpected pregnancies with free and confidential services in a judgment-free environment.
Set up an appointment with us today to talk with our staff and get the information you deserve.