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Can You Reverse the Effects of the Abortion Pill?

August 30, 2023

Can You Reverse the Effects of the Abortion Pill?

Abortion is a big decision, and many women regret it after taking mifepristone, the first medication. They may wonder whether they can reverse the effects of the abortion pill and save the pregnancy. 

The good news is that you may be able to successfully reverse the effects of the abortion pill with the proper timing and support. 

What Do I Need to Know About the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill, also known as medical abortion, is performed in early pregnancy and uses two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, a hormone that sustains pregnancy, and misoprostol causes uterine contractions and induces early delivery of the baby. 

The abortion pill can cause a variety of side effects, with the most common being vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping. 

I’ve Taken Mifepristone and Regret It. What Do I Do Now?

If you’ve taken mifepristone and regret taking it, it may not be too late to reverse its effects. The abortion pill reversal procedure involves using progesterone to counteract the effects of this abortion medication. When this treatment is taken within 24 hours of taking mifepristone, it may be able to save the pregnancy. 

If you have already taken misoprostol, this procedure will not work. You must seek help as soon as possible to increase the success rate. Progesterone has been safely used to support a pregnancy for over 50 years and is not known to cause any adverse effects. If taken within 24 hours, it has a 62% chance of preserving the pregnancy. 

Abortion Pill Reversal Help 

It may not be too late if you have taken mifepristone and have second thoughts. Woman’s New Life Clinic can speak with you about reversing its effects and point you toward help. Or you can contact the Abortion Pill Reversal helpline to determine where you can find a provider offering this service in your area. 

And if you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, contact us today to learn more about our confidential services. These services are free, and our licensed, professional counselors can offer you much-needed help and support. We’re here for you.