If you have started the process of terminating your pregnancy with the abortion pill (also known as a chemical abortion), but are second-guessing your decision, it may be possible to reverse the effects if you are within a certain time window and have only taken the first pill of the abortion pill regimen.
Read this article to understand how the abortion pill works, and what is required for its potential reversal.
How Does the Abortion Pill Work?
The abortion pill process requires two different drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. The first, mifepristone, ends the pregnancy by acting as an antiprogestin. This means it blocks progesterone, the essential hormone needed for a pregnancy to continue.
The next is misoprostol, taken 24-48 hours later, which induces cramping to expel the pregnancy from the body to complete the abortion.
Can You Reverse the Abortion Pill?
If the abortion pill reversal protocol is taken in the right time window, it can be successful. In one study, it was successful up to 64-68% of the time.
Just as the abortion pill, mifepristone, deprives the pregnancy of progesterone so that it cannot grow, abortion pill reversal (APR) protocol counteracts the effects by flooding the body with progesterone.
For those seeking to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, time is of the essence. The goal is to start the protocol within 24 hours of taking the first abortion pill. However, there have been many successful reversals when treatment was started within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill.
Is Using Progesterone During Pregnancy Safe?
In the same study that recorded the success of APR protocol, it concluded that progesterone is safe and effective in reversing mifepristone.
Progesterone is not a foreign substance to the body. In fact, it naturally produces higher levels of progesterone during pregnancy. For decades, doctors have effectively used progesterone to treat pregnant women with low progesterone.
How Can I Learn About Abortion Pill Reversal?
If you have taken the abortion pill and are beginning to second-guess your decision, or just want more information, time is of the essence.
To connect with a healthcare professional for abortion pill reversal treatment, call 877-558-0333 (the 24/7 Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline) as soon as possible.
The hotline representative will contact AscentCare, even if it’s after hours or on the weekend. AscentCare will then contact you to arrange your care. We work quickly to get you the necessary medication, a limited obstetric ultrasound, and the emotional support you need.
Reach out to AscentCare for support, at no cost to you, to answer questions you may have about abortion pill reversal, even if you haven’t taken the abortion pill or are unsure if APR is right for you.
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