Medication Abortion Care

We offer 2 easy ways for you to access medication abortion care:

Medication abortion care is an FDA-approved, non-invasive option for ending an early pregnancy. It is another safe and effective option for a person who is seeking abortion care. Medication abortion is growing in use among patients and now accounts for the majority of U.S. abortions.

Not everyone is eligible for medication abortion care. You must be within the first 10 weeks since your last menstrual period (LMP) to qualify. In some states, we can offer medication abortion care up to 11 weeks LMP.

Why do people choose an at-home abortion?

Which kind of abortion you choose depends on what makes you most comfortable. Medication abortions are non-invasive and can be done from the comfort of your home or another place that you choose. You can decide if you want to be alone or with someone during your abortion.

What Can I Expect?

It’s actually 2 sets of pills taken as directed by a trained Physician. The first pill, mifepristone, blocks your body’s progesterone, which is the hormone needed for a pregnancy to grow normally. Then, up to 72 hours later, you will take misoprostol, which will cause cramping and bleeding to pass the pregnancy. 

Within 1-4 hours of taking misoprostol, you will experience what feels like a heavy and crampy period, sometimes with large blood clots or clumps of tissue. The process is very similar to what people experience with an early miscarriage. The heaviest bleeding usually happens the day you take the misoprostol, but irregular, lighter bleeding can continue for a few weeks after the abortion. 

Is Aborion Pills safe?

Medication abortion care has been used safely in the U.S. for more than 20 years. The medication is incredibly safe and effective, with a more than 99% safety rate. It’s as safe as many over-the-counter medications. Complications are really rare, but can happen. These include:

  • Medication abortion don’t work and the pregnancy doesn’t end
  • Some of the pregnancy tissue is left in your uterus
  • Blood clots in your uterus
  • Bleeding too much or too long
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to one of the medicines

These problems aren’t common. If they do happen, they’re usually easy to take care of with medication or other treatments.

In extremely rare cases, some complications can be very serious or even life threatening. Call our clinic right away if you:

  • Have no bleeding within 24 hours after taking the second medicine (misoprostol)
  • Have heavy bleeding from your vagina that soaks through more than 2 maxi pads in an hour, for 2 or more hours in a row
  • Pass large clots (bigger than a lemon) for more than 2 hours
  • Have belly pain or cramps that don’t get better with pain medication
  • Have a fever of 100.4℉ or higher more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol
  • Have weakness, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea that lasts more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol

You should start to feel better the day after your pregnancy passes. Feeling sick with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, belly pain, or a fever for more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol (the second set of pills) can be a sign of infection.

If you have complications during your medication abortion care, you may need to visit one of our clinics. In the unlikely event that you are still pregnant, your provider will discuss your options with you. You may need another dose of medication or to have an in-clinic abortion procedure to end the pregnancy.

Like all medications, medication abortion care isn’t right for everyone. If you have certain medical conditions or take certain medications, the abortion pill may not be right for you. Your provider will help you decide if the abortion pill is the right option for you.

Do abortion pills have side effects?

There are lots of myths about the effects of an abortion. Here are some facts:

  • Unless there is a rare serious complication that was left untreated, there is no risk to future pregnancies or overall health.
  • Abortions don’t increase a risk of breast cancer.
  • Abortions do not affect fertility.
  • Having an abortion will not cause problems for future pregnancies like birth defects, miscarriage, infant death, ectopic pregnancy, premature birth or low birth weight.

Serious, long-term emotional problems after an abortion are rare. They are about as uncommon as they are after giving birth. If there are issues, they are more likely to happen to people who have to end a pregnancy because of health reasons, or people who have a history of mental health problems.

Our providers can give you accurate information about in-clinic abortion side effects, risks, or any other concerns you might have.

Learn more about how it works and what you can expect:

If you want to know if a medication abortion is right for you or if you want to book an appointment, please contact us at the number below.

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