Understanding your options is crucial when navigating an unexpected pregnancy. And you’ll want to do your research before making a decision.

Medical abortion, or the “abortion pill,” terminates a viable pregnancy. Embrace empowers you to make an informed decision on your pregnancy by providing no-cost, confidential information. 

Ineligibility Factors

First, know that medical abortion is only FDA-approved through ten weeks gestation. If your gestational age is more advanced, you may be eligible for a surgical abortion procedure, which uses medication, surgical tools, and/or suctioning to remove the pregnancy tissue.

During a medical abortion, mifepristone and misoprostol end the pregnancy. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, and misoprostol causes uterine contractions and expels the pregnancy tissue from the uterus.

If you have this procedure, you will experience abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. Some women also have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever, and chills.

Certain factors make you ineligible for a medical abortion, including:

  • Having an IUD (intrauterine device)
  • Having a suspected ectopic pregnancy 
  • Having certain medical conditions (i.e., uncontrolled seizure disorder, severe liver, kidney, or lung disease)
  • Taking a blood thinner
  • Have an allergy due to the medications used
  • Can’t make follow-up visits or access emergency care

Before Your Decision

Safeguard your health by receiving the facts and speaking with a medical provider. Discuss your complete health history, including allergies, and ask any questions.

Embrace offers lab-quality pregnancy testing to confirm your pregnancy and limited ultrasound to verify key pregnancy details, including viability, gestational age, and location. 

You need this information to identify whether you’ve had a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, with the latter always requiring medical treatment. Knowing how far along you are is also crucial, as this informs you of your options. 

You deserve to protect yourself. Embrace provides these services, as well as options information, at no cost to you. You won’t be pressured to make a specific decision, and Embrace does not profit from the pregnancy option you choose.

Contact Embrace Today

Contact Embrace today to schedule a no-cost, confidential appointment. You’ll receive the information you need for your unique situation.