How does it work? What should I expect?
If a recent pregnancy test came back positive and you were NOT prepared to see those results, you may be thinking about purchasing the abortion pill. If you have questions, we can help provide you with the resources you need to make an informed decision regarding your body. You are not alone.
How Does the Abortion Pill Work?
The Abortion Pill procedure involves the oral ingestion of mifepristone after ultrasound verification of a pregnancy ten weeks gestation or less. 24 to 48 hours later, misoprostol is inserted into the cheeks, held in place for 30 minutes, and then swallowed with water. In most cases, a miscarriage occurs within 24 hours.
If bleeding does not occur after 24 hours, the misoprostol insertion is repeated or a surgical procedure can be performed if you prefer. Usually, bleeding is like a spontaneous miscarriage and bleeding or spotting may occur for up to two weeks or longer. An ultrasound will be used to verify the completed abortion.
The Morning After Pill vs. The Abortion Pill Jones Park-Sherwood Glen, KS
Did you know that Plan B, or the morning-after pill, is different from the abortion pill? Before you make a decision, it’s important to get all the facts.
Plan B, often called the “morning-after pill,” is a form of emergency contraception that can be taken up to five days after having unprotected sex. However, the pill is most effective within 72 hours after intercourse. The pill is essentially a high-dosage of a normal birth control pill that will prevent/delay ovulation and prevent fertilization. Because of the concentrated amount of hormones in the pill, you could experience the following side effects:
- Severe Abdominal Cramps
- Unexpected Bleeding
If you are already pregnant, the morning-after pill will be ineffective. RU-486, or the “abortion pill,” is a series of two pills that will terminate a pregnancy up to 10 weeks after your missed period. The first pill will cut off the blood flow to the embryo and the second will induce labor. The second pill will cause severe cramps, bleeding, nausea, and vomiting. It is possible that after these two pills, women will still need a surgical abortion to effectively complete the procedure.
An ultrasound is required to verify how far along you are and determine whether you have a viable pregnancy. Call us to refer for a no-cost ultrasound.
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