An unplanned pregnancy can bring up a rollercoaster of emotions. You may be contemplating your abortion option as you navigate through this time. Before an abortion decision, it’s important to confirm your pregnancy and understand the risks.

You need the facts. We can help you explore your options and understand the pros and cons of each procedure.

How Does a Medical Abortion Work?

Also called the abortion pill, medical abortion is a two-step process that terminates an existing pregnancy. The FDA only recommends that women through 10 weeks of pregnancy go about medical abortion.

A medical abortion uses a combination of drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. First, mifepristone begins the process by blocking the hormone progesterone.

24-48 hours later, misoprostol is given to bring on strong uterine contractions that will eventually expel the pregnancy. You will feel cramping and heavy bleeding as the pregnancy expels through the vagina.

To know if you’re eligible for medical abortion, not only is a positive pregnancy test needed, but an ultrasound is needed to understand your pregnancy details. We offer both free pregnancy tests and limited obstetric ultrasounds so you can get answers.

The Physical Risks of Abortion

With such a major medical procedure comes serious physical risks. According to the Mayo Clinic, possible risks of medical abortion include the following:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Infection
  • Fever

Learn More Today

Learn more about abortion and your other pregnancy options today at Hopeline Pregnancy Center. We’re here to give you the facts.

Once we have definitely confirmed you are pregnant, we can sit down and discuss all of your options. Schedule your free and confidential appointment to get started.