The “abortion pill,” or medical abortion, uses  medication to end a pregnancy.

The abortion pill is FDA-approved through ten weeks gestation. It isn’t recommended to take abortion pill drugs past that point, as you could develop complications like severe bleeding.

Two drugs are used during the abortion pill process. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, and misoprostol causes uterine contractions that expel the pregnancy and associated tissue from the body.

If you utilize the abortion pill method, you may experience abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding, which can range from mild to severe. You could also have other side effects like fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or headaches.

Other Things to Consider

Sometimes, an abortion pill-related risk can occur. These risks are rare, but you should know them. They include:

  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Infection
  • Heavy, prolonged bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion, which could require surgical treatment
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the drugs don’t work

Following up with a medical provider can alert you to these risks and determine your eligibility for this abortion method. Monitoring any changes or serious symptoms in your body (like a worsening fever) can help you identify whether you need emergency treatment.

No-Cost Pregnancy Services

Abortion is a significant decision, and you deserve to know all your pregnancy options. Embrace provides no-cost, lab-quality pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, STD testing, options information, and more.

Don’t make a choice without receiving the facts. Contact Embrace today to request an appointment.