pregnant woman considering medical abortion

Are you considering a medical abortion as you face an unplanned pregnancy? Also known as the abortion pill, medical abortion consists of two drugs that terminate an existing pregnancy.

It’s important to point out that medical abortion is only recommended by the FDA through 10 weeks (70 days) of gestational age. An ultrasound is needed to confirm this pregnancy detail.

Keep reading to learn more about medical abortion, the risks, and the steps to take before making your final decision.

How Does Medical Abortion Work?

It prevents the development of the baby and terminates the pregnancy.

A medical abortion does not require surgery or anesthesia. This procedure is started with a medical professional and finished at home with follow-up visits to a health care provider.

What are the Risks of a Medical Abortion?

According to the Mayo Clinic, possible physical risks of medical abortion include the following:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Infection
  • Fever

The side effects of medical abortion include vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping. You could also experience:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Receive More Pregnancy Details

To confirm your pregnancy details and your options, receive both a lab-quality pregnancy test and a limited ultrasound at our clinic. We provide options counseling to help you make an informed pregnancy decision. Our services are all free and confidential.

We are here to come alongside you in this challenging time and provide answers and support. The decision is ultimately up to you.

Contact us to begin your journey to clarity. You are not alone.