The abortion pill (chemical abortion) consists of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol or methotrexate. Mifepristone is the first one taken, and it blocks the effects of progesterone which is necessary for the fetus to grow. Without progesterone, the fetus eventually dies over the next several days. Misoprostol or methotrexate is the second pill taken a few days later and causes cramping in the uterus that expels the fetus.
Mifepristone is a synthetic steroid that can cause women to experience light nausea because of the hormonal impact of the drug. The second pill causes strong cramping in the abdomen that can be intense depending on how advanced the pregnancy is. This cramping can last for hours or a couple of days.
After taking the pills, most women experience heavy bleeding that lasts several hours. Eventually, the bleeding will lighten up and become more like a normal period. On average, bleeding lasts an average of 9 to 16 days. In 1% of women, bleeding is so heavy that a surgical procedure called a D&C is required to stop the bleeding.
You may also pass clots and see tissue. This means you are passing the fetus.
There are also side effects to be aware of. These include but are not limited to fever, dizziness, pelvic pain, depression, grief, light lactation, and mood swings.
At least 28 women who take the abortion pill have died after taking it.
One large Canadian study showed that 10.26% of women taking the abortion pill ended up visiting the emergency room. Thousands of women have been injured.
If you regret your decision after taking the first pill, take immediate action by calling the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at (877) 558-0333 or call a doctor. Reversal might be possible. Over 4,000 babies have been saved by the abortion pill reversal protocol.
Our center does not benefit financially from your decision regarding your pregnancy. We do not perform or refer for abortion, but we do provide information and services to ensure you are equipped to make an informed choice about your pregnancy.