Having a medical abortion is a very personal and difficult decision. After an abortion, some women experience many different emotions, including relief, anxiety, or depression.
In certain instances, the abortion pill can be reversed. The abortion pill reversal process has been successfully used for over fifty years and is considered safe.
The 24/7 Abortion Reversal Hotline can quickly connect you with our clinic, even if it’s after hours.
How Does Abortion Pill Reversal Work?
Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone your body creates during pregnancy. Mifepristone, the first medication of the abortion pill, attempts to block this hormone to thin the uterine wall and cause the fetus to detach from the uterus.
If a woman has taken the first part of the abortion pill and changes her mind, she can attempt to reverse its effects with the abortion pill reversal process. First, an ultrasound will be performed to verify the pregnancy’s heart rate and location and determine the pregnancy’s age.
A medical provider then prescribes the appropriate amount of progesterone. This progesterone prescription can be given either as a pill to be taken orally or vaginally or can potentially be given by injection.
Typically, progesterone treatment to reverse the effects of the abortion pill will continue through the first trimester of the pregnancy.
Is It Effective?
When initiated quickly and in consultation with a medical provider, the abortion pill reversal is highly effective, having a 64-68% success rate. There’s no time to lose, however, because the more quickly the treatment is started, the potentially greater the success rate.
Are There Side Effects?
As with any medication, there are possible side effects. With progesterone, drinking more water can usually alleviate these symptoms. Possible side effects of progesterone intake include:
- Lack of energy
- Feeling lightheaded
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
To ensure that progesterone or any medication intake is done safely and effectively, it is essential to consult with and follow a medical provider’s instructions.
Where Do I Go for Abortion Pill Reversal?
If you or someone you know has taken the first part of the abortion pill and is having second thoughts, please call the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline or contact our clinic directly so that we can assist you. Reach out even if you feel you’ve waited too long because it might not be too late. There’s always hope.