Soon after taking mifepristone, the first of the two medications used during a medical abortion, some women regret having taken it. They may be wondering whether they can reverse their decision. If you have taken mifepristone but have not yet taken misoprostol, it may not be too late to reverse the process and save your pregnancy. The abortion pill reversal process is available throughout the United States.

How Can the Abortion Pill Reverse an Abortion?

The abortion pill reversal process works by using progesterone to counteract the effects of mifepristone. During a medical abortion, mifepristone blocks progesterone and prevents the fertilized egg from continuing to be implanted in the uterus. During the reversal process, a medical provider gives progesterone, which is either used orally, vaginally or given by intramuscular injection.

When Should I Undergo the Reversal Process?

It is important to start the abortion pill reversal process as soon as possible to have the best chances of a continued pregnancy. First, you should have an ultrasound, which will measure things such as the baby’s heart rate and how far along you are. This is important information for the medical provider to know. Next, you will ideally want to start the progesterone protocol within 24 hours of taking mifepristone. In some cases, the pregnancy can also be saved within the first 72 hours of taking the abortion pill.

How Successful Is This Process?

When taken within the recommended time frame, the abortion pill reversal process has a success rate of 64-68%.

Where Can I Find the Abortion Pill Reversal?

If you have taken mifepristone and are regretting your decision, you may be able to save the pregnancy. Call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 877-558-0333 to connect with a prescribing provider in your area. For more information about the process, visit the abortion pill reversal website.