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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. Some women make impulsive decisions about an unplanned pregnancy. Others have someone in their lives forcing them to have an 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 save 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.

Since mifepristone, the first pill in the abortion pill process, blocks the pregnancy from receiving progesterone, doctors add 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.

Do not take the second drug, misoprostol, if you want to attempt to save your pregnancy. By then, it will be too late. 

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, 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, etc. Contact the national abortion pill reversal hotline immediately if you want to attempt to reverse your pregnancy.

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 professional and/or medical advice.