Medical abortion is one method that ends a pregnancy. If you’re considering this as a pregnancy option, you should understand medical abortion thoroughly.

Before any pregnancy decision, protect your health and gain pregnancy details with an ultrasound. Azar House will help you arrange a limited obstetrical ultrasound. We care about your health.

What You Should Know

Medical abortion is FDA-approved through ten weeks of gestation. It uses drugs to end a pregnancy. 

Mifepristone blocks progesterone, and misoprostol causes uterine contractions that expel the pregnancy and related tissue from the body. 

Every woman who has a medical abortion has abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. Other side effects you could experience include headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills.

You could develop a medical abortion-related risk in rare circumstances. These risks include:

  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Incomplete abortion (which may require surgical treatment)
  • An ongoing pregnancy (if the drugs don’t work)

Before Deciding

Before making a pregnancy decision, it’s crucial to receive an obstetrical ultrasound to verify critical details, including:

  • Viability: Determine whether your pregnancy is growing normally or you’ve had a miscarriage. Up to 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, which may require monitoring or additional treatment.
  • Gestational age: Knowing how far along you are can clarify your pregnancy options. 
  • Location: Sometimes, an ectopic pregnancy can result. This occurs when the fertilized egg implants in a location other than the uterus. This is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment. 

If you’re thinking about abortion, you also want to speak with a medical provider. You may not be eligible for a medical abortion if you have certain health conditions or allergies or can’t access follow-up care. 

Azar House can discuss your pregnancy options in a nonjudgmental, caring environment. We want you to be informed.

Reach Out Today

Contact Azar House today for free and confidential services. We want you to get the information you need.

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