A medical abortion involves taking two strong drugs that work together to end and expel a pregnancy from the body.

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy?  The first step is to double-check that you’re pregnant.  Contact the Caring for Women Pregnancy Center for a free and confidential test. Our compassionate team can support you during your pregnancy.

Read on for more information on medical abortion.

The Process of Medical Abortion

The first drug, mifepristone, is taken to block the essential hormone, progesterone, to end a pregnancy. Usually, this is taken at an abortion facility.

A day or two later, the second drug, misoprostol, is taken. This will make the uterus contract and expel the pregnancy through cramping and bleeding.

Medical abortion is only approved by the FDA for the first 10 weeks (70 days) of pregnancy.

Symptoms During An Abortion

Along with cramping and bleeding, you may experience a variety of side effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Risks of a Medical Abortion

Medical abortion, like all procedures, has some risks. These can include heavy bleeding, infection, fever, digestive pain, allergic reaction to medications, or incomplete abortion, requiring further medical attention.

Given these considerations, it’s essential to be well-informed. Engaging in a comprehensive discussion with well-versed professionals is of utmost importance.

Before making any decision, ensuring you’re fully aware of both the process and its potential outcomes can aid in making an informed choice that aligns with your personal circumstances and well-being.

Before Considering Abortion

Receive a free test at the Caring for Women Pregnancy Center.  We’re here to provide information about all available choices. You have three paths: abortion, adoption, or parenting. While the final decision is yours, we’re ready to assist with any questions or uncertainties you might have.

This blog is for informational purposes only. This facility is not a licensed medical facility. We do not offer, recommend, or refer for abortions or abortifacients; therefore, we receive no financial gain from your decision. We are committed to providing accurate information about pregnancy options, abortion procedure risks and alternatives, and after-abortion care.