Some women panic when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. They grab the first thought or action that comes to mind. Or, pressured by someone else, they make a quick decision. Discovering an unexpected pregnancy is overwhelming and frightening. If you just took the abortion pill and have now changed your mind, there may still be a chance to save your pregnancy.
What Is The Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill (also referred to as medical abortion, chemical abortion, or self-managed abortion) is usually used to reference the two-pill process that terminates a pregnancy. The first drug, mifepristone, blocks the absorption of progesterone, a natural hormone that is essential in pregnancy. Without progesterone, the pregnancy can no longer survive. The second drug, misoprostol, causes contractions to expel the pregnancy from the body.
What Is Abortion Pill Reversal (APR)?
The abortion pill reversal method floods the body with progesterone, hoping to outnumber and outcompete the effects of the progesterone-blocking drug mifepristone (the first drug of the abortion pill regimen). The Abortion Pill Reversal treatment is effective in 64-68% of reversal attempts, though the outcome of your particular reversal attempt cannot be guaranteed.
Is APR safe?
Neither the standard abortion pill nor progesterone are associated with birth defects. The American Academy of Obstetricians & Gynecologists says that no evidence exists that mifepristone causes birth defects (Practice Bulletin Number 225, www.acog.org/clinical, 2023). Progesterone is a natural hormone that has been safely used to support pregnancy for over 50 years (The Medical & Surgical Practice of NaProTECHNOLOGY, www.naprotechnology.com, 2023).
How Do I Start The Abortion Pill Reversal Process?
Your chances of successfully reversing the effects of the abortion pill are best if you start treatment within 24-72 hours after taking the first abortion pill drug, mifepristone, and BEFORE taking the second drug, misoprostol. Call us at (208) 892-9474, Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to begin treatment at WISH Medical. For after-hours help, call the APR Hotline at (877) 558-0333 or chat with a Hotline professional on the APR website to get connected with an APR provider near you.