Is an Online Abortion or At-Home Abortion Safe? We Care Pregnancy Center

Does the thought of being a mother in the next few months scare you? Maybe you are considering an abortion for your unplanned pregnancy because you just don’t know if you are ready for parenthood. 

But before you take the leap toward buying the abortion pill online and taking it alone at home, there are a few things you should know. 

The Abortion Pill Has Risks

Even when a doctor gives you a prescription for the FDA-approved abortion pill series, there are risks to the procedure. 

When you buy the pill series without a prescription, there are even more risks because the pills bought from third-party sources are not subject to FDA regulations. They could be expired, contaminated, or fake. 

Some of the possible complications of taking the abortion pill include:

  • An allergic reaction to the medication
  • Heavy bleeding and hemorrhaging 
  • Incomplete abortion, where the pregnancy is not fully expelled on its own
  • Infection that could lead to septic shock
  • Extreme, labor-like cramping 
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea 
  • Failed abortion, where the pregnancy continues

How Does An At-Home Abortion Work?

Having an abortion at home essentially means you are going to be “giving birth” to your pregnancy remains at home. 

The abortion pill Mifeprex ends your pregnancy by blocking the hormone progesterone. And then, the second pill misoprostol starts contractions that force your body to expel the contents of your uterus.

This process usually lasts for several days. 

Can You Reverse the Abortion Pill?

If you have already taken the abortion pill and are having second thoughts, it may not be too late to change your mind.

According to the Abortion Pill Reversal Network, if you call them within 72 hours of ingesting the pill, there is a 68 percent chance of survival for your baby. They can connect you to a local doctor who will give you progesterone, either by pill or injection. This can counteract the effects of the abortion pill and send the needed nutrients back into the womb. 

What is My Next Step?

Before you can confidently make a decision about the abortion pill, you need to know how far along you are in your pregnancy, since the pill can’t be taken past 10 weeks gestation. At our clinic, we can offer free ultrasounds, which will give you a lot of information about your situation. 

We can also talk to you about your parenthood fears and share more information about alternative options like adoption. You don’t need to get an at-home abortion just because you feel like it's your only option. 
Call us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment.

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