There are probably lots of questions running through your mind as you navigate an unplanned pregnancy. Breathe and take one step at a time.
Maybe you’re considering the abortion pill. Before making such a major decision for your future, pregnancy confirmation is needed to confirm if you’re eligible for the abortion pill based on your pregnancy details and the health of your pregnancy.
What is the Abortion Pill?
Known as medical abortion, the abortion pill consists of a series of two drugs that terminate an existing pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol. It’s important to consider the risks of this procedure.
Here are some of the possible risks, according to the Mayo Clinic of medical abortion (the abortion pill):
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Am I Eligible for the Abortion Pill?
There is no clear answer to this question without going about pregnancy confirmation to determine your eligibility. We can help with this step.
How Far Along Are You?
Confirm your pregnancy with an ultrasound to know how far along your pregnancy is. According to the FDA, the abortion pill is only recommended for women through 10 weeks gestation. An ultrasound will confirm this detail for you.
Is Your Pregnancy Healthy?
An ultrasound will also help to confirm the location of the pregnancy and if you are experiencing a healthy pregnancy. Some women experience an ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a pregnancy grows outside the uterus. It can be life-threatening if not treated as soon as possible.
It’s vital to understand that the abortion pill cannot treat ectopic pregnancy as abortion is a pregnancy decision and not a treatment for a pregnancy complication. If you’re experiencing pregnancy complications, medical treatment will be needed.
Reasons You May Not Be Eligible
The Mayo Clinic share that medical abortion isn’t an option if you:
- 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.
- Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
- Have an allergy to the medicine used.
Here for You
After you confirm your pregnancy, we’re here to discuss your options. You are not alone.