Hasty reactions, second thoughts, regrets…they’re all too common when coping with an unplanned pregnancy. Often, what seems like the easy way out simply obligates a woman to a decision she cannot undo. Fortunately, this may no longer be the case for women who initially choose the abortion pill. Under the right conditions, abortion pill reversal may be able to save a pregnancy.
What is the abortion pill?
The “abortion pill” is actually a series of two pills. The first is called mifepristone. It is typically provided by and taken at an abortion clinic. It prevents the womb from absorbing progesterone, a critical pregnancy hormone. As a result, the uterine lining starts breaking down and the cervix loosens.
The second pill – called misoprostol – can be taken up to 48 hours after the first pill. It causes cramping and bleeding, which empties the uterus and expels the developing baby. After the second pill is taken, there is no turning back.
How does abortion pill reversal work?
If a woman takes only the first of the two abortion pills, there may be a chance to reverse the effects, as long as she acts quickly. Within 72 hours after taking the first abortion pill (although most effective within the first 24 hours), introducing high levels of progesterone to overcome the blocks created by the mifepristone may save the pregnancy. A medical professional must prescribe this progesterone treatment, and it is often continued through the remainder of the first trimester.
Is abortion pill reversal safe?
The abortion pill reversal procedure is built around progesterone, a natural hormone known to be safe for mothers and babies alike. It has been safely used to support pregnancies for decades without undesired effects. Progesterone is often prescribed for women at high risk for miscarriage and women undergoing IVF. According to the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, there is no evidence of birth defects associated with the abortion pill reversal procedure.
Where can you find abortion pill reversal help?
Given the urgency of the treatment timeline for the highest likelihood of success, it’s best to go straight to the source for abortion pill reversal treatment. Abortion Pill Rescue is a 24-hour resource for finding abortion pill reversal treatment. Calling their helpline at 877-558-0333 will connect you with a medical professional who can answer questions and help you get treatment. You can also chat with them live online.
If you or someone you know is considering abortion, or dealing with the lingering regrets of an abortion, contact Sira in Gainesville today at 352-377-4947. Our peer counselors are here to listen and offer guidance during this difficult time.