Did you know that there may be help for people that have taken the abortion pill and regret their decision? It may not be too late! Abortion Pill Reversal has worked for some, and it might work for you.
What is a Chemical Abortion?
In order to learn more about Abortion Pill Reversal, it’s important to understand what takes place during a chemical abortion. Known as RU-486, a chemical abortion is a two-step process with two different medications: mifepristone and misoprostol. Typically, a woman seeking a medical abortion will take the first medication, mifepristone, in the clinic or facility. This medication blocks progesterone, a natural hormone secreted by a woman’s body which is needed for the pregnancy to continue and baby to grow.
The second medication, misoprostol, is taken about 6-72 hours after the first medication is taken. This pill causes uterine contractions to expel the pregnancy. After taking the second pill, a woman will start bleeding and cramping within 2-24 hours.
What is Abortion Pill Reversal?
The first step in the process is an ultrasound to determine placement of the pregnancy, heart rate, and dating. In attempt to reverse a chemical abortion, a naturally occurring hormone called progesterone may then be prescribed.
Progesterone is necessary to sustain a pregnancy. Progesterone is prescribed either in pill form, an injection, or vaginally. Since the first pill in a chemical abortion blocks progesterone, the goal is to give the body extra doses of progesterone to lessen the effects of the abortion pill. Typically, the progesterone treatment continues throughout the first trimester of pregnancy along with frequent ultrasounds.
The goal in the initiation of the Abortion Pill Reversal process would be to have an ultrasound within 24 hours of taking the first abortion pill or mifepristone. However, there have been many successful reversals that were done within the first 72 hours of taking the abortion pill. Even if you are past 72 hours, please call the Abortion Pill Rescue Hotline at (877) 558- 0333. It might not be too late. Studies show that Abortion Pill Reversal has a 64-68% success rate.
Is Abortion Pill Reversal Safe?
Progesterone, the hormone given in the reversal process, has been safely used in pregnancy for over 50 years. Progesterone is even used in pregnancy for women that have repeated miscarriages or in women that may be going through infertility treatments. According to the Abortion Pill Rescue website, “A 1999 FDA review revealed no increased risk of birth defects in pregnant women taking progesterone.” Studies have shown that neither mifepristone or progesterone are associated with birth defects.
Are there side effects of Progesterone?
There are a few potential side effects which include lack of energy, sleepiness, dizziness, stomach discomfort, and headaches. Not every woman will experience these side effects. If a woman were to experience these side effects while taking progesterone, she should talk to her doctor for follow up.
How do I start the Abortion Pill Reversal process?
The first step is to call the Abortion Pill Rescue Hotline at (877) 558-0333 or call First Care Pregnancy Center at (612) 866-7643. You will be connected with a healthcare professional to see if reversal is possible. If reversal is possible, an appointment will be made for an ultrasound and to potentially start progesterone treatment.
All services at First Care Pregnancy Center are free and confidential. Our staff are ready and willing to help answer your questions and help walk you through the Abortion Pill Reversal process, judgement free. Do not delay, and call today if you have questions or would like more information.
“Reversal FAQ.” Abortion Pill Rescue – FAQs, Heartbeat International, 2021, www.abortionpillreversal.com/abortion-pill-reversal/faq
What is Plan C?
COVID-19 changed a lot of things for a lot of people. In a season where many things have gone virtual, you may be finding yourself with questions about telemedicine, TelAbortion, and access to the abortion pill without having to see a doctor. You may have head of Plan C, but are wondering what it means?
If you have been searching for abortion options online, you may have stumbled upon Plan C. Plan C, founded in 2015, is a campaign to ensure everyone knows about abortion pills. What they are, how they’re used, and how people are accessing them in the US for a safe self-managed abortion.
Ordering abortion pills online may seem like a convenient and safe way to end your pregnancy. However taking abortion pills, or any drug, without a health professional’s oversight poses serious risks to your health now and in the future.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only approves the abortion pill (which is made up of two different drugs: mifeprex and misoprostol) when prescribed and dispensed by health care professionals. They also warn people not to order these drugs over the internet. Online abortion pills bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health. Abortion pills have special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. When ordering online, proper assessment for the safety of this drug can not occur.
The abortion pill or non-surgical (medical) abortion is an abortion method approved by the FDA for pregnancies up to 70 days after the last menstrual period. Without a confirmed ultrasound to determine the age of baby, the risk of taking the abortion pill past this recommended date could occur.
What to Do?
If considering an abortion, we highly encourage you to do your research. Find a place where you can get a lab confirmed pregnancy test and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy before deciding whether or not take the abortion pill.
At First Care Pregnancy Center, we do not provide nor refer for abortions. We do offer free and confidential pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. If this is something you would like before deciding to have an abortion, please give us a call!