woman curious about abortion pill

Are you considering ordering the abortion pill or traveling to get it?

First, understand the process and learn about the potential risks. You deserve clarity if you’re wondering if the abortion pill is an option for you. Know where your pregnancy stands before taking your next step. Remember, you are not alone as you navigate this unexpected time.

First, What is the Abortion Pill?

Also called medical abortion, the abortion pill process consists of two different drugs.

Mifepristone blocks progesterone, an essential pregnancy hormone. This will cause the lining of the uterus to thin and prevent the embryo from staying implanted or growing—terminating the pregnancy.

Next, misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy through the vagina. The Mayo Clinic shares the risks of the abortion pill process, including:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Know How Far Along You Are

To determine if the abortion pill is for you, you will want to know how far along you are in your pregnancy. Confirming this will determine your pregnancy options regarding abortion.

Receive lab-quality pregnancy testing at Options Clinic today and follow up with a no-cost ultrasound to confirm how far along you are, the location of the pregnancy, and the viability of your pregnancy (whether there’s a heartbeat and the pregnancy is progressing).

The Abortion Pill May Not Be for You

According to the Mayo Clinic, the abortion pill may NOT be an option if you:

  • Are too far along in your pregnancy. You shouldn’t attempt a medical abortion if you’ve been pregnant for more than ten weeks (after the start of your last period).
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place.
  • Have a suspected ectopic pregnancy.
  • Have medical conditions including bleeding disorders, certain heart or blood vessel diseases, severe liver, kidney, or lung disease, or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines.
  • You can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
  • Have an allergy to the medicine used.

Schedule your no-cost appointment at Options Clinic to get the answers you need about your pregnancy and whether the abortion pill is an option for you. We can discuss abortion and all your options in a safe and non-judgmental space.

Feel equipped to make an informed decision for your future.