Finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant can be one of the scariest moments of a young woman’s life. Deciding what to do can be overwhelming as other people put social pressure on you to do one thing or the other. Please keep in mind that it is your body, not anyone else’s, that will go through 9 months of change, therefore it is completely your decision. We do not promote either side, merely choice but if you choose to get a medical abortion you need to know the facts, and this is what the blog aims to do.
The early medical abortion pill can only be taken during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, after this a surgical abortion must be taken out if you wish to terminated the baby. Below is a collection of FAQs that you may want the answers to make the best possible informed decision.
FAQs on the early medical termination pill
How long does it take to complete?
After taking the pill, the abortion will start within the next 2-5 hours and will be over in 1-2 days.
How does it work?
The process has two tablets: mifepristone and misoprostol; both work together to terminate a pregnancy. Mifepristone is swallowed and blocks the progesterone that your body naturally makes. This hormone is vital for a pregnancy. After 24-48 hours afterwards, you will take a misoprostol tablet which can be inserted into the vagina or against the gum. The tablet helps to produce the prostaglandin hormone, causing the uterus to contact.
Is it painful?
After the medical abortion, there will be some pain and cramping to expel the pregnancy, so it won’t be comfortable. Each woman’s experience is different.
Will it affect my ability to get pregnant in later life?
If your medical abortion goes forward with no complications, there will be no affect in later life. Although there are links with miscarriages and still births, there is not enough medical evidence to suggest that this is actually the case.
We hope that this brief blog post has helped you with a few of the most commonly asked questions that many people have.