We have all made decisions we regret. You may have chosen abortion, believing it was the best option. But what happens when you take mifepristone, the first abortion medication, and have regrets? Is there hope to continue the pregnancy? 

It may not be too late if you’ve taken mifepristone but not misoprostol. The Abortion Pill Rescue Network can connect you with a provider who can help. Act quickly; timing is crucial when trying to continue your pregnancy.

Does APR Work Every Time?

The abortion pill reversal protocol uses progesterone to counteract the effects of mifepristone. The first drug in the medication abortion regimen, mifepristone, blocks progesterone. Misoprostol, the second drug, causes uterine contractions and expels the pregnancy tissue from the body.

With APR, a provider will administer progesterone orally, vaginally, or by injection. You shouldn’t experience side effects from progesterone. Moreover, it isn’t known to cause birth defects at a rate higher than that of the general population. 

Progesterone doesn’t always work; your chances of continuing the pregnancy decrease the longer you wait. APR won’t work if you’ve already taken misoprostol, and taking mifepristone but not misoprostol has caused severe bleeding for some women. 

However, one study found that progesterone continued pregnancies in 64% of cases. Proper medical oversight is crucial.

If you’re having second thoughts or experiencing regret after taking mifepristone, act immediately and contact the Abortion Pill Rescue Network. They offer 24/7 support and can answer all your questions. 

We’re Here for You

Turlock Pregnancy and Health Center has no-cost, confidential services for women with unexpected pregnancies. If you’re still making a pregnancy decision, we provide pregnancy testing and ultrasounds so you can gather information and protect your health.

If you’ve had an abortion and are struggling, we offer post-abortion support. Abortion recovery facilitators will treat your unique situation with compassion and respect.

Contact us today to make an appointment at our medical clinic. We’re here for you; you don’t have to feel alone.

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