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The abortion pill is also known as a medical abortion. It’s medical because you take two different drugs to terminate an early pregnancy vs. an in-clinic surgical procedure. 

Research suggests it may be possible to reverse the effects of the abortion pill after you’ve taken the first drug. If you’ve begun the abortion pill method and have second thoughts, read this before taking the second drug.

A Change of Heart

It’s not uncommon to hear about women who wish they could have changed their minds after their abortion

Whatever your reason, if you’re having a change of heart after taking the first drug in the abortion pill method, you may still have a chance to be able to continue your pregnancy. Find out how.

How The Abortion Pill Method Works

The two drugs you take in this procedure are mifepristone and misoprostol. The first drug, mifepristone, works by stopping the absorption of progesterone.  A pregnancy cannot survive without progesterone.

Misoprostol is the second drug in the procedure. It expels the pregnancy through the vagina by inducing contractions, cramping, and bleeding. 

The Process of Abortion Pill Reversal (APR)

Doctors have used progesterone safely for years to treat various female health issues. Additional progesterone makes all the difference for menopause, treating PMS symptoms and restarting a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Mifepristone, the first pill in the abortion pill process, blocks the pregnancy from receiving progesterone. A doctor can prescribe a large dose of progesterone to try and help the pregnancy continue. Studies have shown that adding progesterone to a woman’s system after taking the first drug, mifepristone, saves a pregnancy 64 – 68% of the time*.

If you are having second thoughts and want to continue your pregnancy, talk to your doctor and/or contact the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline before taking the second drug, misoprostol.

When To Begin Abortion Pill Reversal

Timing is key. If possible, abortion pill reversal should begin as soon as possible, within 24 to 72 hours of taking mifepristone. The sooner you’re able to start reversing the effects of the abortion pill, the greater the chances of success.

Contact the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 877-558-0333 or visit their website, for more information about abortion pill reversal. They will direct you to a doctor in your area who can prescribe progesterone.

We’re Here For You 

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, contact Pregnancy Care Center for cost-free services on pregnancy testing, options information, ultrasound referral, ongoing parent support, and material assistance, etc.

NOTE: We offer accurate information about all your pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services. The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal, professional and/or medical advice.

*George Delgado, et al. “A case series detailing the successful reversal of the effects of mifepristone using progesterone.” National Institutes of Health, Observational Study, Spring 2018; 33(1):21-31