Is an online abortion safe?
Is it legit?
Is it legal?
There are what feels like hundreds of questions that appear when the test comes back unexpectedly positive. It’s easy to think that ordering the online abortion pill is the best option because it’s the fastest option.
But, an abortion is a big decision and you need to take your time.
It’s important to weigh all 3 options, learn about the risks and side-effects of the abortion pill, and once you’ve done all that, then choose. The last thing you want to do is look back and wish you would have asked more questions.
What’s an Online Abortion?
An online abortion is when you order the abortion pills online from a third-party without talking to a physician first.
It’s important to note: the FDA doesn’t regulate these third-party pills. As a result, there is the risk the pills you receive could be expired, fake, or contain ingredients that aren’t exactly what they claim.
The FDA highly recommends not taking third-party abortion pills.
“Mifeprex may only be dispensed in clinics, medical offices, and hospitals by or under the supervision of a certified healthcare provider.”
What’s an At-Home Abortion?
An at-home abortion is when instead of having an abortion at a clinic, you have it at home. You aren’t under the supervision of a medical professional.
At home abortions must happen before 10 weeks gestation. and you must have a prescription from a medical professional.
How Does the Abortion Pill Work?
First, you will take Mifepristone. Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone, which brings nutrients to the pregnancy. When progesterone is cut off, the pregnancy stops getting what it needs to progress.
When the pregnancy terminates and is no longer viable, Misoprostol starts contractions and expels your pregnancy. Basically, you start early “labor” to “give birth” to everything in your womb, similar to a miscarriage.
The process of “labor” will take hours or even days. Heavy painful cramping, and bleeding is expected.
Does the abortion pill have risks?
No matter where you get the abortion pill, there are risks.
Some of the risks according to the FDA include:
- Heavy Bleeding. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you bleed enough to soak through two thick full-size sanitary pads per hour for two consecutive hours or if you are concerned about heavy bleeding. In about 1 out of 100 women, bleeding can be so heavy that it requires a surgical procedure (surgical aspiration or D&C).
- Abdominal Pain or “Feeling Sick.” If you have abdominal pain or discomfort, or you are “feeling sick,” including weakness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, with or without fever, more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol, you should contact your healthcare provider without delay. These symptoms may be a sign of a serious infection or another problem (including an ectopic pregnancy, a pregnancy outside the womb).
- Fever. In the days after treatment, if you have a fever of 100.4°F or higher that lasts for more than 4 hours, you should contact your healthcare provider right away. Fever may be a symptom of a serious infection or another problem
Reversing the abortion pill?
If you take the abortion pill and quickly regret it, reversal is possible before the pregnancy fully terminates.
The Abortion Pill Reversal Network has found a 68 percent success rate with women who received progesterone within 72 hours of taking Mifeprex.
If you have regret and want to to reverse your abortion, immediately contact the Abortion Pill Reversal Network to connect with a doctor in your area to help.
We can help
Talking through and educating yourself on all your pregnancy options will erase that overwhelming feeling and replace it with confidence about making a decision. You deserve to make a secure, safe decision about your body.
At Option 1, we are experts are empowering women. Our goal is helping you navigate the unexpected with medical facts you can trust. Our registered nurses are waiting to meet you in a safe, judgement-free zone. Schedule your appointment with us today.