The internet has made shopping so convenient. With a few clicks we can fill our carts with anything we need and within hours or days they show up at our front door. There are some things, like the abortion pill, that should be approached with caution when it comes to ordering online. Here are three things you should know if you’re thinking about a mail-order abortion pill!
It May Arrive Too Late
The FDA has approved the abortion pill use only during the first nine weeks of pregnancy. After the 10 week mark, taking the abortion pill may result in an incomplete abortion, leading to a possible infection and/or needing a surgical abortion to complete the process.
Before ordering online, you need to know exactly how far along you are in your pregnancy. If you’re close to the 10 week mark, the abortion pill may not arrive in time for you to take it.
It May Be From a Questionable Source
The origin of the drugs used in the abortion pill regimen are not always listed on the websites that sell them online, and different countries follow different health guidelines. This means the mail-order abortion drugs may not meet basic FDA requirements.
The dosage may be different and the source of the drugs questionable.
Your Pregnancy May Be Ectopic
The pregnancy test you take will detect the existence of hCG (a pregnancy hormone) in your body, but can’t tell you the location of your pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies occur when the embryo implants outside of the uterus. They are nonviable and pose serious risks to your health if they aren’t removed.
The abortion pill doesn’t work for ectopic pregnancies, so you’ll need to seek medical care for your health and safety if your pregnancy is ectopic.
Before Ordering the Abortion Pill
Just because a mail-order abortion pill seems convenient doesn’t mean it’s safe. Don’t overlook the safety standards put in place to help protect you.
Before deciding to take the abortion pill, you should get an ultrasound to learn exactly how far along you are.
We offer confidential, no-cost ultrasounds at our center so you can make a decision armed with facts. Contact us to schedule your ultrasound appointment today.