The medical abortion (Abortion pill or may be called Chemical Abortion or RU-486) is a two or three step process.
During her first visit, the woman is given mifepristone, the drug that causes the death of the embryo. This drug blocks the effects of progesterone, a natural hormone that nurtures the developing fetus. The mifepristone may be administered as a shot or a pill depending on the abortion clinic's policy.
In a typical medical abortion, the woman is instructed to take the second medication, misoprostol, two days later, which causes cramping that expels the embryo from the uterus. The FDA requires that this be taken by mouth, but many providers instruct the patient to insert it into the vagina. This drug is usually taken at home, without direct medical supervision.
The last step is to determine if the abortion procedure has been successful. In the case of an incomplete or failed abortion, a surgical abortion is often necessary.
Abortion Pill Reversal is a medical procedure designed to reverse the effects of the first abortion pill medication mifeprestone and allow a woman to carry the pregnancy to term. This is a relatively new procedure which has succeeded in a small number of cases. Progesterone, the medication used in the Abortion Pill Reversal process, is safe for pregnant women and their babies. There are no known risks to the health of the mother or the baby. Progesterone has been safely used to support pregnancies for almost sixty years. In fact, the largest study ever conducted on the safety of progesterone in pregnancy revealed that women who receive progesterone during pregnancy are actually less likely to deliver babies with fetal abnormalities.
The Pregnancy Clinic is now offering Abortion Pill Reversal. Because this procedure is not successful 100% of the time, if you have not begun your abortion and have any doubts about your decision, you should not proceed with the abortion. If you do proceed with an abortion pill and then change your mind, you may be able to successfully reverse the abortion pill procedure.
If you have taken the abortion pill but now you are having second thoughts, it may be possible to reverse the abortion procedure. Our caring medical staff is ready to assist you. Please contact the hotline as soon as possible to find out if the procedure might work for you. Like all of our services, this is procedure is completely free.
If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, it’s important to remember abortion is a medical procedure. Contact the Pregnancy Clinic to make an appointment to speak to our medical staff about your abortion questions, discuss abortion procedures, and learn what steps you should take before undergoing an abortion.
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