Abortion Pill LP

Are you considering an abortion pill and want to learn more?

Ending a pregnancy with an abortion pill is not a simple procedure. While you can take the medication at home, it forces a miscarriage and can be painful.  It may not even be necessary if the pregnancy is not developing.

Whatever you do, don’t buy abortion pills online or try home remedies for abortion as these are not FDA approved and can be dangerous.  Before you spend the money on an abortion pill appointment at an abortion clinic, find out if you actually have a developing pregnancy and are not too far along for an abortion pill procedure. 

At Alternatives Medical Clinic, we offer a confidential place to confirm if you actually are pregnant with a free and comfortable limited ultrasound exam. We also provide an unhurried setting to get all of your questions answered regarding your pregnancy choices.

What's the difference between the abortion pill and Plan B/Ella?

The Abortion Pill is a medical abortion, which consists of two medications.

Plan B is a type of emergency birth control (contraception) that temporarily delays the release of an egg from the ovary, so there’s no egg to meet the sperm. No egg, no fertilization, no pregnancy. It is possible that Plan B could interfere with the implantation of a fertilized embryo.

Ella is another type of emergency girth control (contraception). It is in the same family of drugs as the abortion pill, but it is designed to work like Plan B.

How does the abortion pill work?

The first medication, mifepristone, stops the pregnancy from growing and the second medication, misoprostol, expels the pregnancy tissue from the woman’s uterus.

What is the process for taking an abortion pill?

Mifepristone is orally given first. This blocks progesterone, a hormone essential for a healthy pregnancy. By blocking progesterone, this  drug cuts off  support to the developing embryo, causing it to die. Between twenty-four to forty-eight hours later, you will vaginally insert misoprostol, the second pill. This pill causes the uterus to cramp and expel the embryo. In short, misoprostol induces early labor.

Is it painful to take an abortion pill?

A medical abortion is similar to a miscarriage. Someone who has taken the abortion pill may experience these symptoms:

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Discharge of tissue

These symptoms may occur for 9-16 days. However, approximately 8% of women may experience bleeding for 30 days or more. If the abortion is not entirely successful, a surgical abortion is required.

How long does it take to recover after the abortion pill?

Abortion recovery times vary from woman to woman. Women who have first trimester abortions and those who do not have any complications say they feel normal within a few days. The bleeding usually stops within six weeks.

However, recovery for late-term abortions may take longer. Longer still, if complications develop, and hospitalization or surgery is necessary. However, hospitalization is not the norm, and most women will recover within a few weeks.

Can I get an abortion pill over the counter (OTC)?

No. You cannot get the abortion pill over the counter. A physician must prescribe it. Additionally, the FDA warns against purchasing online abortion-inducing drugs because this puts the woman at risk of taking a drug that the FDA has not approved.

Do I need a doctor's prescription to get an abortion pill?

Yes. When you order the abortion pill online, you could skip the pregnancy verification and prescription process, which puts your health at risk.

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