Facts & Risks You Need To Know
DO NOT take the abortion pill if you are more than 10 weeks from your last period. The pill is only approved by the FDA for up to 70 days from your last period.
Abortion Pills are also known as chemical, medical, at-home, or self managed abortions.
Medication abortion involves taking two drugs called mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone is taken first by mouth. It blocks the action of progesterone, a hormone necessary for a successful pregnancy. Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later. It causes the muscles of the uterus to contract and push out the pregnancy.
The complication rate for a medical abortion is higher than for a surgical one. Bleeding and incomplete abortion are the most common problems. Other complications include continuing pregnancy, infection, and allergic reaction to the medications.
Risks With Ordering The Pills Online
• There is no opportunity for an in-person physical to check for any risks.
• There is no accurate dating of your pregnancy. Up to half of women are wrong about their pregnancy due dates. Dating is important because health risks increase with an advancing pregnancy.
• An ultrasound is critical to rule out a possible ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy can be life threatening and cannot be diagnosed by phone or video.
• There is no evaluation for possible miscarriage, which occurs in up to 25% of all pregnancies.
• There is no blood type determination. If you are Rh-Negative, you need to receive an injection to prevent complications with future pregnancies.
• There is no way to know exactly what is in your pills, which could come from over
100 online sources.
For Your Personal Safety
We urge you to know the facts about medication abortion.
Call us, (307) 745-3444, or click below for a free ultrasound. It is fast and easy to confirm how far along you are, if your pregnancy is viable (alive), and to rule out an ectopic pregnancy.
Our clinic is a safe, non-judgmental place to consider all your options. Our medical staff can answer your questions about risks of the procedure and safety afterwards. We care about you and your health. We are here to help you know matter what you choose.