How is it taken?
- On Day One, the first pill is taken by mouth.
- 24 to 48 hours after taking the first pill, the second medication is taken buccally (in the cheek pouch), at a location comfortable for the patient.
- About seven to fourteen days after taking the first pill, the patient should follow-up with the healthcare provider to ensure the procedure was successful.
- has an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside of the uterus), which can be diagnosed by our free ultrasound
- has problems with the adrenal glands (the glands near the kidneys)
- is currently being treated with long-term steroid therapy (medications)
- has had an allergic reaction to either of the drugs used for the abortion pill (or similar drugs)
- has bleeding problems or is taking anticoagulant (blood thinning) drug products
- has inherited porphyria
- has an intrauterine device (IUD) in place (it must be removed before taking the abortion pill)
What are the side effects of the abortion pill in Hometown-Tamaqua, PA?
- Abdominal pain
- Severe cramping
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Fever and chills
- Seeing fetal parts expelled
- Sustained fever
- Severe abdominal pain
- A possible life-threatening infection known as sepsis (severe systemic infection)
- Failure to abort (which may require an additional surgical abortion procedure to complete the termination)
- An undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy
- Hemorrhaging or prolonged heavy bleeding
Women who have already taken the first dose of the abortion pill and find themselves experiencing any of the more severe risks or complications above, should contact their healthcare provider for instruction.
Information is lacking about the long-term mental health effects of medical abortion, particularly, how women feel about giving themselves an abortion, and seeing fetal parts expelled.
What if I Have Second Thoughts?
Are you having second thoughts or regrets about your abortion decision? It may not be too late to change your mind. If you’ve taken the first dose of the abortion pill but have not yet taken the second pill, there is an effective process that may be able to reverse the procedure called ‘abortion pill reversal.’ This process uses the progesterone hormone, which has shown to counteract the effects of the abortion pill.
Women have successfully continued their pregnancies and given birth to healthy babies after receiving reversal progesterone treatment under a doctor’s care. Any attempts to counteract the abortion pill should not be done without the assistance of a medical professional. For more information, visit www.abortionpillreversal.com or contact Care Net of Carbon County to locate a provider near you as soon as possible.