We all have the right to change our minds after making a decision, but some decisions are easier to reverse than others. Have you started the abortion pill process but changed your mind? You have every right to, and there may still be time to save your pregnancy if you act quickly!
What Is Abortion Pill Reversal?
The Abortion Pill Method
At this stage of your pregnancy, you have most likely taken a home pregnancy test and hopefully confirmed the results with an ultrasound. If a viable pregnancy (growing with a detectable heartbeat) is verified, and you are early in your pregnancy, many abortion providers recommend using the abortion pill method for termination.
The abortion pill uses two drugs over a 24 to 48-hour period. The first drug, mifepristone, blocks a vital growth hormone called progesterone from reaching the uterus. Without progesterone, the pregnancy ends.
Misoprostol, the second drug, causes the uterus to contract to expel the pregnancy through the vagina.
The Reversal Process
No woman should ever feel forced to finish an abortion she regrets. To reverse the effects of mifepristone, a medical professional introduces large doses of progesterone.Studies have shown that high doses of progesterone are safe and effective (through oral doses – 68% success rate or intramuscularly – 64% success rate), and there is no apparent increased risk of birth defects
How Do I Begin The Reversal Process?
Many women have successfully reversed the effects of the abortion pill. If you have taken the first pill (mifepristone) but have second thoughts, you may still have time to save your pregnancy. But act quickly!
The on-call healthcare professional will ask you some basic questions to see if a reversal is possible. The success rate depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Step 3. Begin Treatment, If You Choose
Their healthcare professional will connect you with a doctor or medical provider in your area to start treatment.
The goal is to start the reversal process within 24 hours of taking the first abortion pill, mifepristone. However, there have been many successful reversals when starting treatment within 72 hours of taking the first drug.
Medical care for abortion pill reversal is available at no cost.
When each of these women changed their minds about their abortion, Shashana and Cheyenne immediately searched, “Can the abortion pill be reversed?” “Abortion pill reversal” and “Stopping abortion.” Find out more about their experiences.
She successfully reversed the effects of the first abortion pill at nine weeks pregnant and now has a healthy, bright 6-year-old. Her advice to others is to “Stick with your inner voice. It may feel like there’s no time and no hope, but there are options. You aren’t alone in whatever struggle you are going through, and there is help available. This isn’t the end of your story.”
She successfully reversed her abortion after taking the first abortion pill at nine weeks, and she now has a healthy baby girl. Hear her story here.
Where Can I Get Emotional Support?
Stopping an abortion is courageous, but we know it can also bring many emotions, including fear of the future, guilt, or shame. You are not alone! We have resources for families and abortion survivors to help walk this new path of forgiveness and freedom.
*The information on this website is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek emergency care if you experience any of the following
Heavy bleeding – soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours.
Severe abdominal or back pain.
Fever lasting more than 24 hours.
Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
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