Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy? Have you been looking into an abortion? Feeling overwhelmed and anxious are common and it’s important to find a community of support to walk with you as you explore all the options available. If you’ve been considering the abortion pill, take a minute to read through the information below. Educating yourself with all the facts of the pill can help you make the best decision for your health.
What Is The Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill is a non-invasive drug designed to terminate a pregnancy that is less than 10 weeks along. Divided into two parts, the abortion pill combines the drugs Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone stops your body from producing the hormones essential in growing a fetus, and Misoprostol causes heavy bleeding and contractions to empty the uterus.
How Might The Abortion Pill Effect You?
Because a medication abortion does not require any surgery, it’s often thought of as an easy and convenient way to terminate a pregnancy. However, as with most medications, both Mifepristone and Misoprostol have possible side effects that you should be aware of prior to taking the pill.
Physical Risks of The Abortion Pill
– Incomplete abortion, which may require a surgical abortion
– Heavy and prolonged bleeding
– Infection or sepsis
– Digestive system discomfort
– Damage to the uterus
Emotional Side Effects of The Abortion Pill
According to the American Pregnancy Association, common emotions women experience post-abortion can include:
– Remorse or regret
– Loss of self-esteem or self-confidence
– Feelings of isolation and loneliness
– Sleep problems and bad dreams
– Relationship problems
– Depression or thoughts of suicide
Finding Help And Support
Finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant can leave you feeling isolated and confused. Our team is here for you. We offer pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds and emotional support, all free of charge, to empower you to feel confident in whatever you decide for your pregnancy. Reach out to our team today and let us support you as you navigate this unexpected life turn.