Is the Abortion Pill Reversible?

Have you heard of abortion pill reversal? It sounds unimaginable, but studies show it’s possible to change the outcome of medical abortion. 

What is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill method is a two-step process that involves two separate drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. The first drug, mifepristone, blocks the hormone progesterone, which helps maintain a pregnancy. Progesterone is needed to thicken the uterine lining to receive an embryo (fertilized egg). 

The second drug, misoprostol, causes the uterus to contract to expel the embryo. This method of abortion must be done early in a pregnancy, before 70 days or the tenth week.

How Does Abortion Pill Reversal Work?

If you change your mind after ingesting the first drug, mifepristone, a doctor can flood your body with progesterone. The increase in progesterone thickens the lining of your uterus again and may save the embryo. 

Studies suggest if you introduce progesterone within 24 to 72 hours after taking mifepristone, you have a 64 to 68% chance of saving your pregnancy. While not every abortion can be reversed, many women go on to complete healthy pregnancies. 

How Can I Reverse My Abortion?

If you have taken the first drug of the abortion pill method but are now having second thoughts, time is essential. Start the abortion pill reversal process by calling a healthcare professional on the Abortion Pill Rescue hotline (877) 558-0333

Or, visit their website, Abortion Pill Reversal, and chat with a Support Agent 24/7. They will put you in touch with a doctor in your area who can help you.

After taking the first drug, the goal is to start the reversal process as soon as possible. If you have second thoughts, do not take the second drug, misoprostol. You cannot save your pregnancy after taking misoprostol.

Wondering if You Are Pregnant?

If you are wondering if you are pregnant and would like to have it confirmed, visit Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center. We offer no-cost pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and options consultations. We want to help you. Call 770-719-2288, text 770-892-6105 (during business hours), or fill out our online form here.