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 a 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). Abortion Pill Reversal is effective in 64-68% of reversal attempts, though the outcome of your particular reversal attempt cannot be guaranteed.

Is APR safe?

The protocol used in the Abortion Pill Reversal process is nothing new. In fact, progesterone has been used routinely and safely in pregnancy since the 1950s.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Neither the standard abortion pill (mifepristone) nor progesterone are associated with birth defects. The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) says that no evidence exists that mifepristone causes birth defects (Practice Bulletin Number 225, www.acog.org/clinical, 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 as soon as possible within 72 hours after taking the first abortion pill drug, mifepristone, and BEFORE taking the second drug, misoprostol. Call us at (208) 892-9474, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to begin the process here at WISH Medical Women’s Health. For after-hours help, call the APR Hotline at (877) 558-0333 or chat with an APR Nurse on the APR website to get connected with an abortion pill reversal provider near you.

 

1. [Vaux NW and Rakoff AE: Estrogen-progesterone therapy: A new approach in the treatment of habitual abortion. Am J Obst Gynec 50:353, 1945.
2. Jones, GES: Some newer aspects of the management of infertility. JAMA 141:1123, 1949.]
3. [Progesterone support in pregnancy has been in use for nearly 60 years, having received its start with publications dating back to the 1940s.] (https://www.naprotechnology.com/progesterone.htm)
4. [Progestin Therapy to Prevent Preterm Birth: History and Effectiveness of Current Strategies and Development of Novel Approaches] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6766339/
5. [The Use of Progesterone for Prevention of Preterm Birth] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5653589_The_Use_of_Progesterone_for_Prevention_of_Preterm_Birth
6. [The history of natural progesterone, the never-ending story] https://tahomaclinic.com/Private/Articles1/BHRT/Piette%202018%20-%20The%20history%20of%20natural%20progesterone,%20the%20never-ending%20story.pdf