Your health should always be the focus whenever you make a medical decision. And when you’re unexpectedly pregnant, it’s crucial to weigh all your options and understand each one. 

You may have heard of “online abortions” or “at-home abortions” from friends and family or in the news. This term refers to medical abortion drugs that are purchased online and delivered in the mail. 

You may be considering this for your pregnancy, but it’s crucial to get the facts first and understand how an online abortion could affect your health. Make a free appointment today to learn more about your options. 

Online Abortions: What You Need To Know

Medical abortion drugs are FDA-approved through 10 weeks gestation. With this abortion method, you would usually take two drugs.

Mifepristone, which blocks progesterone, is taken first. This hormone is needed for the pregnancy to grow and develop, and without it, the uterine lining sheds, and the pregnancy ends. 

Misoprostol is taken afterward, and it causes uterine contractions that expel the pregnancy from the body.

If you purchase these abortion drugs online, they’ll be delivered to your home. However, you won’t know whether you received the correct dosage or drug because they often come from unregulated or overseas sources. 

The FDA does not recommend buying abortion drugs online because they don’t follow safety standards meant to protect your health. 

Medical Oversight is Needed

When you order drugs online, you may receive a single telehealth appointment. This means you won’t take essential safety steps that would help you understand the risks and side effects of this abortion method and learn about your pregnancy.

Not knowing the risks and side effects of medical abortion drugs can be detrimental to your health. 

For example, medical abortion causes abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding, but it can also cause side effects like fever and chills. If you don’t know these side effects, you may be unaware if they become severe and require medical attention.

Like any procedure, taking abortion drugs poses health risks, including infection and incomplete abortion. These risks can harm your health and well-being if you lack medical oversight.

An ultrasound is essential before you make any pregnancy decision. This scan determines where your pregnancy is located, how far along you are, and whether there is a heartbeat. 

We will help you obtain a limited obstetrical ultrasound so you can learn about your pregnancy and whether you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy or have miscarried.

We’ll Help You Find Answers

Azar House is here for you when you’re experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. You deserve to learn about all your pregnancy options.

Make a free appointment today.

You will never have this day again, so make it count.