An unexpected pregnancy can be scary to navigate. If that’s your situation, this is a safe space. Finding the best solution to your crisis can be complicated. If you’ve already begun looking into an abortion, educating yourself on the process is key.
In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about the abortion pill and if you are a good candidate for that termination procedure.
What Is The Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill is a two-step process that combines the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone is given first and blocks a woman’s hormones from furthering the pregnancy’s development. After a day or two, misoprostol is given and causes strong uterine contractions to expel the pregnancy. Women can expect bleeding and cramping for 2-4 weeks.
Because these drugs cause significant responses in the body, it is crucial to only use medication prescribed and given by a licensed doctor. Ordering the abortion pill online is not regulated by the FDA and can expose women to low quality, ineffective drugs.
Who Is A Good Candidate For The Abortion Pill?
Not every woman is eligible for the abortion pill. The abortion pill is only effective in terminating pregnancies 10 or fewer weeks gestation. It can be hard to pinpoint exactly how many weeks pregnant you are, which is why an ultrasound is recommended before taking the abortion pill.
An ultrasound will also reveal any pregnancy complications you may be unaware of. For instance, an ectopic pregnancy, one that grows outside of the uterus, can cause a life-threatening situation for the mother if not removed early. An ultrasound is essentially the only way to find an ectopic pregnancy and ensure proper prenatal care.
Finding The Best For You
Turlock Pregnancy and Health Center values women and places the utmost priority on their well-being. If you are currently questioning whether an abortion is the best choice for you, make an appointment with one of our facilitators by calling (209) 656-9898.
Our center offers pregnancy support, STI testing and treatment, and even abortion recovery care. At Turlock, women are never pressured into any decision about their pregnancy. Our staff is simply here to inform and offer support.
We know you have the strength within you to conquer anything. But hard days are always made better with a community of support.