The Abortion Pill

Maybe you can’t fathom the news of your unexpected pregnancy, and now you’re panicking. You’re not sure who to turn to, or what’s next. Breathe—you don’t have to face these next steps alone. Before deciding on the abortion pill, get informed about the process and the risks. You owe it to yourself to know.

If you are still unsure about your pregnancy decision or need your questions answered about the pill, our team at Alabama Pregnancy Test Center is here for you.

How does the abortion pill work?

The abortion pill also goes by the name of medication abortion. It’s a series of two drugs that end a pregnancy. Medication abortion is only effective for women up to 10 weeks pregnant. If your pregnancy is farther along, you’ll need a surgical abortion. Get an ultrasound to confirm how far along you are.

The first drug, Mifepristone, is used to block the womb from absorbing progesterone. This thins the lining of the uterus and causes the embryo to stop implanting or growing. Misoprostol is taken second, at home at least 24 hours later. This drug causes cramping and bleeding so your body can expel the embryo. After this happens, the termination is complete.

What are the risks?

With the abortion pill comes serious possible health risks. According to Mayo Clinic, the risks of medication abortion include:

  • Incomplete abortion – may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever

Am I Eligible for the Abortion Pill?

The only way to know if you’re eligible for the abortion pill is to confirm how far along you are, understand the location of your pregnancy, and make sure it’s viable (healthy with a heartbeat). These three details are confirmed with an ultrasound, and offered for free at our center!

Schedule an appointment today to get answers to what’s next in your pregnancy journey. Our compassionate team can talk about your options after your pregnancy is confirmed. We are here to help.