What is the Abortion Pill?

This woman wants to know what is the abortion pill?

If you are considering the abortion pill, you deserve to know the facts before making a decision. Also known as medical abortion, the abortion pill method uses drugs to terminate a pregnancy. 

The pregnancy hormone called progesterone is produced when a woman becomes pregnant. Progesterone helps the uterus grow by thickening its lining during pregnancy. Mifepristone (the first drug) blocks this hormone, causing the lining of the uterus to thin and preventing the fetus from implanting and growing. 

Misoprostol (the second drug) is taken 24 to 48 hours later, which causes the body to start contractions, expelling the growing fetus from the womb. 

The Risks & Side Effects

Depending on a woman’s unique experience with the abortion pill, she may experience different risks and side effects. The Mayo Clinic reveals some of the most common risks & side effects of the abortion pill….

Abortion Pill Risks:

  • Incomplete abortion (may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding

Abortion Pill Side Effects:

  • Vaginal bleeding/cramping
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea

Determine Your Options

Your first step is a pregnancy confirmation; start with a free, lab-quality pregnancy test at our Center. The only way to really confirm the details is with an ultrasound. At Alexandrina Pregnancy Center, our ultrasound scans are performed by trained professionals, and are completely free and confidential. 

Contact us today to schedule a pregnancy confirmation appointment to get the answers you need to move forward.