Are you faced with the decisions surrounding an unplanned pregnancy? Maybe you’ve heard of the abortion pill already or have friends that have used it. We want to put the facts in your hands so you can make the best decision for you.
What is the Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill is also known as RU 486. It is an FDA-approved, two-pill process used to end a pregnancy before 10 weeks of gestation. Mifeprex is taken first, which blocks the body from producing progesterone, an essential hormone for the growth and development of the pregnancy. Within 24-48 hours, a second pill, Misoprostol, is taken to cause cramping and expels any fetal tissue from the uterus.
How Do I Get it?
The abortion pill is available through prescription only. Contact a doctor who is certified to administer them. In Pennsylvania, you must have a face-to-face consultation with the doctor at least 24 hours before taking the first pill. Depending on the provider, the second pill may be taken at home. The cost is typically around $500.
When Can I Use the Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill may be a viable option if you are within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. When taken within the first 10 weeks, it is considered to be up to 98% effective at terminating a pregnancy. You should always check with your doctor so they have your complete health history.
What Could I Experience When I Take the Abortion Pill?
First, you may experience some cramping and bleeding. Then, after taking the second pill, heavier cramping and bleeding will occur, until finally, the embryo is expelled from the uterus. The symptoms can range from minimal to potentially more serious complications. Should you have any concerns about side effects, please contact your doctor. Be sure to follow the directions given to you by your prescribing physician.
Before you make a decision to choose abortion, please visit this page to answer important questions about your pregnancy.
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