There’s still more to know about abortion

The abortion pill, Plan B, Abortion Pill Reversal, and other abortion terms can be confusing. The abortion pill and Plan B are often mistaken as the same thing, but they’re two completely different drugs. Is there really an Abortion Pill Reversal method? Whether you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, worried you’re pregnant after unprotected sex, or changed your mind after starting the abortion pill, we have additional information for you. 

The abortion pill

As you read, the abortion pill is a form of medication abortion. It isn’t just one pill and your done. It uses two very powerful drugs over a 24 – 48 hour period. The abortion pill is strictly used to end an existing pregnancy. A woman cannot be pregnant for longer than 10 weeks and 0 days.

Over the last few years, many women have tried to access the abortion pill online. It is possible to find the drugs through an online search, however, these drugs generally come from foreign countries with little to no manufacturing oversight. In other words, you don’t know about the cleanliness of the facility, if the dosage of the drugs is correct, and who to contact if complications occur. The FDA keeps these powerful drugs under tight supervision because many foreign countries offer an inferior and unregulated version.

For a list of the side effects and risks of the abortion pill, read Abortion Education.

Plan B

Plan B is known as emergency contraception or “the morning-after pill,” but should never be used as a regular form of contraception. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Plan B is for “prevention of pregnancy following unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure.” The NIH also says in order to be effective, the tablet should be taken as soon as possible, within 72 hours of intercourse at the latest.

Plan B prevents a pregnancy from developing if it’s taken on the day of ovulation or after ovulation. It works by temporarily delaying the release of an egg from the ovary, so there’s no egg to meet the sperm. If there’s no egg, then there’s nothing to fertilize. It’s not effective if a fertilized egg has already been implanted in the womb. Since the actual date of ovulation is difficult to determine, there’s a chance Plan B won’t work.

Possible side effects include:

  • A period that’s lighter, heavier, early, or late
  • Nausea
  • Lower abdominal cramps
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Vomiting

Abortion Pill Reversal (APR)

The first drug for the abortion pill method is mifepristone. This drug blocks a hormone called progesterone. Progesterone helps a fertilized egg stay implanted in the uterus to establish a pregnancy.

If you’ve already taken mifepristone and now have a change of heart, there is the possibility of reversing the abortion. The process is called Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) which can reverse the effects of the abortion pill allowing your pregnancy to continue. Studies show that APR has a 64 – 68% success rate.

The Abortion Pill Reversal method floods your body with the progesterone hormone. This in turn will thicken the lining of the uterus. If your pregnancy is still implanted, the heavy dose of progesterone will once again help the pregnancy to grow.

You must start the APR process within 24 hours of taking the first abortion pill. Don’t get discouraged if it’s been later than 24 hours. Reports of success have been as far as 72 hours from the first abortion pill.

Call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at (855) 209-4848. Help is available 24/7. You’ll be put in touch with the nearest medical provider in your area.

Emotional and Psychological Effects

It has been proven by the National Institute of Health (NIH) that, “There is now virtually no disagreement among researchers that some women experience negative psychological reactions postabortion.” Your physical body isn’t the only area affected by abortion. Some women have been dealing with the emotional and psychological effects days, months, and even years after their abortion.

If you are looking for a safe place to talk about your experience with women who understand, schedule an appointment at Life’s Options. We’re here for you both physically and emotionally. Don’t battle alone.

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