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February 25, 2021

Is Abortion Pill Reversal Real?

Have you heard of the abortion pill reversal? While not discussed a lot, the reality is it’s a very real, very safe option for women who change their mind about abortion.
In today’s blog, we’re going to be discussing how the abortion pill works to end a pregnancy and how women can choose to use the abortion pill reversal process.

How does the abortion pill end a pregnancy?

The abortion pill is a form of chemical abortion used in roughly the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. It utilizes two medications, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, and is administered over multiple days.
Mifepristone keeps the body from producing progesterone, the hormone needed for the pregnancy to develop and grow, and Misoprostol causes contractions and forces the pregnancy tissue from the uterus.

Are there side effects of the abortion pill?

While the first step is often administered in a medical setting, the second step is typically completed at home. Women can expect to experience cramping and bleeding as the pregnancy tissue is passed.
In addition, women may experience uncomfortable side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, exhaustion, and other flu-like symptoms. 

How does abortion pill reversal work?

The abortion pill reversal process can be started within 24 hours of taking Mifepristone (the first pill) and is used to counteract the effects of the medication. The process includes prescribing a large amount of progesterone to make up for the deficit caused by Mifepristone, therefore providing the necessary nutrients for the pregnancy to continue to grow. 

Are there side effects of the abortion pill reversal?

Thankfully, progesterone has a long and safe history of use in the world of reproductive healthcare, and studies show that reversal does not cause issues like birth defects or pregnancy complications.

How can I access an abortion pill reversal?

If you’ve recently taken Mifepristone and have changed your mind regarding your abortion, you may have time to access an abortion pill reversal. Call us today to learn more! 

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