08 Dec Abortion Pill Reversal
An unplanned pregnancy can be scary.
Sometimes this fear can drive you to make a quick decision to end the pregnancy, even if you aren’t confident about choosing abortion.
If you took the abortion pill as a quick response to your pregnancy but now have processed your fear and determined that you are confident abortion was not the right choice for you, please call the Abortion Pill Rescue Network immediately.
There may still be time to save your baby. As many as 68 percent of women have found the abortion pill reversal to be successful.
How Does the Abortion Pill Reversal Work?
If you can get in to see your doctor within an hour of taking the mifepristone pill, they may induce vomiting to get your body to expel the pill before it is absorbed.
If it has been 2-24 hours since taking the pill, your doctor will begin progesterone hormone injections. Some women have been successful with the injections as far as 72 hours after taking the abortion pill.
To be effective, the progesterone injections must also happen before taking the second abortion pill, misoprostol.
This hormone, which is blocked by mifepristone, is necessary to support the blood supply to the baby in the uterus. That blood provides the baby with the oxygen and nutrition it needs to grow. Blocking progesterone essentially starves and suffocates the baby.
But by giving patients progesterone, doctors can often undo the effects of the abortion pill by sending oxygen and nutrients back to the baby, saving its life.
Is Abortion Pill Reversal Safe?
According to the American Pregnancy Association, ”Progesterone, used in the reversal process, has been safely used in pregnancy for more than 50 years. Initial studies show that the birth defect rate in babies born after the APR is less than or equal to the rate in the general population. Neither mifepristone nor progesterone is associated with birth defects.”
In the medical community, progesterone injections are widely accepted as safe for other OB-GYN practices, such as regulating menstrual cycles and hormone imbalances. They are also sometimes used in pregnancy to prevent preterm labor.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, the only safety concern is in making sure you talk to your doctor about any other medications, illegal drugs, or herbs you may be taking, as there is a chance they may interact negatively with the injection.
If you have taken the abortion pill and regret it, do not waste any time before calling this hotline to find a nurse who can connect you to a local place where you can receive progesterone treatment immediately.
Your baby is worth it!
If you have any further questions, we would be happy to help you. We can offer free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds after you receive your hormone treatments (or before).
And if you are still considering taking the abortion pill and want to talk to someone about it, we would be happy to help you find the best option for your situation.