New York must comply with the FDA-approved use of the abortion pill method. You are eligible to use the abortion pill to end a pregnancy through 70 days of gestation only. That is 70 days or less since the first day of your last menstrual period. Do you know the exact date you became pregnant?
What Is The Abortion Pill Method?
The abortion pill is a medical or medication form of abortion. It uses two drugs over a 24 to 48-hour period to terminate a pregnancy.
The first drug, usually taken in a clinic, blocks the uterus from absorbing the progesterone hormone. This hormone is necessary for your pregnancy to develop. Without progesterone, the pregnancy is terminated.
The second drug, taken at home, causes cramping, contractions, and bleeding to remove the pregnancy from the woman’s body.
Risks Of Taking The Abortion Pill
According to the Mayo Clinic, these are the risks of taking the abortion pill:
- Incomplete abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy is crucial. Because the pregnancy is unexpected, many women aren’t paying attention. Only an ultrasound can accurately date a pregnancy.
There’s a Chance You Aren’t Pregnant
There is up to a 20% chance of miscarriage for known pregnancies. The number may be higher since many women miscarry without realizing they’re pregnant. If you’ve already miscarried, there’s no need for an abortion.
You can get a positive pregnancy test result even if you’ve miscarried because it takes a while for a woman’s body to release all the pregnancy hormones. How do you find out if you’ve miscarried? The only way is with ultrasound.
At AscentCare, we want you to have the facts about your pregnancy, so we offer no-cost ultrasound scans. In fact, we provide all of our services at no cost.
Ultrasound Provides Other Important Information
In addition to confirming whether your pregnancy is viable or you’ve miscarried and how far along you are, ultrasound provides another essential detail. It confirms the location of your pregnancy.
Some pregnancies, called ectopic, develop outside the uterus. They are extremely dangerous to your health. The abortion pill method won’t remove an ectopic pregnancy. You will need to see another health care provider.
See Us First
Before scheduling your medical abortion, visit AscentCare first. We can confirm your pregnancy with a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound. You will have the information you need to make a confident decision.
We can also review the abortion pill procedure, what you can expect, and your other options. Schedule an appointment with us today. We are here for you.