Facing an unexpected pregnancy can feel like a whirlwind. Often, women are expected to make serious decisions about their pregnancy in a very short amount of time.

Sometimes, there is outside pressure to abort, and the decision is instantly regretted. Can the abortion pill process be reversed once it has begun?

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

The abortion pill is actually two drugs taken hours or days apart.

The first drug, mifepristone, is usually taken in a medical office or clinic. Its purpose is to block progesterone, a hormone necessary for fetal development.

The second medication, misoprostol, is usually taken at home 1 to 2 days later. It causes the uterus to contract, which expels the pregnancy and related tissue through abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding.

At What Stage Can the Abortion Pill Be Reversed?

Research has found that women who are given a high dose of progesterone after taking the first medication, mifepristone, have up to a 68% chance of continuing their pregnancy. The reversal treatment must be done before taking the second drug.

Is This Process Safe For Women And For The Pregnancy?

The process of abortion reversal should be done under a doctor’s care. It is either injected into a muscle or given orally.

Progesterone is safe and should have no side effects. It is produced naturally in increasing amounts in the uterus to keep the pregnancy growing.

How Can I Reverse My Abortion?

If you have taken the first abortion pill, mifepristone, and regret your decision, you should take action as soon as possible. The longer the drug is working, the less the chance of undoing the process.

A good first step is to contact a website called Abortion Pill Reversal. They will be able to connect you with physicians to assist with reversals in your area.

How Can Lakes Life Care Center Help You?

If you think you might be pregnant, our experienced medical team can provide you with a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound. We will also provide information on all your options.

If you have taken the first abortion pill and want a reversal or have questions, contact us today!

Call us at 651-464-4340 or text us at 651-998-9066 for the quickest response.