For women looking to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, the abortion pill is an attractive solution. But it is important to understand if you’re a good candidate for the abortion pill before taking the medication.
Understanding The Abortion Pill
The abortion pill is a combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol. It’s designed to effectively terminate a pregnancy through the first 10 weeks. So the first thing you need to understand before taking the abortion pill is how far along your pregnancy is.
If you’re unsure about how many weeks along your pregnancy is, Fayette Pregnancy Center offers no-cost ultrasounds for qualified clients. An ultrasound is the only way to know for sure how far along a pregnancy is.
Another reason to get an ultrasound before taking the abortion pill, is to detect whether an ectopic pregnancy is present. An ectopic pregnancy is one that grows outside of the uterus; usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
The abortion pill will not terminate an ectopic pregnancy. If not removed, an ectopic pregnancy can leave women vulnerable to life-threatening complications.
Am I A Good Candidate For The Abortion Pill?
One of the most important factors to consider before taking the abortion pill is your personal health history. Do you have a blood disorder? Are you taking blood thinners? Do you currently have an IUD contraceptive in place?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your doctor may advise you to consider other options. .
Your Life, Your Decision
Our goal is to present the information needed for you to make an informed decision about your unplanned pregnancy.
The choices you make today will impact your physical and mental health in the future.
If you want to learn more about the options available, set up an appointment with one of our friendly advocates or call 770-719-2288 today!