It’s important to first speak with a professional about whether the Abortion Pill is safe for you. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the following are side effects of this medication:
- Heavy bleeding with clots accompanied by heavy cramping.
- Low-grade fever, chills.
What Is the Abortion Pill?
The Abortion Pill, also known as a medical abortion, is a combination of two medications named mifepristone and misoprostol.
How Do These Medications Work?
Mifepristone blocks progesterone, an essential hormone in pregnancy. This causes the lining of the uterus (where the embryo is attached) to thin. By doing this, the embryo will become detached.
Misoprostol works by inducing uterine contractions and expelling the embryo along with blood.
Are There Any Risks I Should Discuss With My Provider?
Women should be aware of the risks associated with this process and discuss any concerns they may have with their provider or a pregnancy center. Some of these risks include:
- Incomplete abortion.
- Heavy bleeding that will not stop.
- Diarrhea and digestive pain.
- Allergic reaction to the medications.
Why Is Seeing a Physician or Pregnancy Center Important?
The Cleveland Clinic warns the Abortion Pill is not advised for everyone. Women should receive healthcare and discuss their medical history before an abortion procedure. Those not recommended to have a medical abortion include women who:
- Have a further progressed pregnancy.
- An ectopic pregnancy.
- Have clotting conditions or significant anemia.
- Have chronic adrenal failure.
- Are long-term users of corticosteroids.
- Have an IUD.
- Have allergies to the medications used.
- Cannot have a follow-up or emergent care.
It’s important to feel comfortable asking questions or bringing up any concerns with your provider or a licensed medical professional. You deserve to make the decision that’s right for you with a team that makes you feel at ease.
If you want to discuss your options, call us today at (518) 739-3388 or contact us for a no-cost, confidential appointment.
Our knowledgeable staff will welcome you and provide you with any support you seek. We believe this is your health, your story. You deserve to be informed and empowered with the knowledge to make the decision that’s right for you.