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Do you regret taking the first drug in the abortion pill method? It may not be too late to change your mind. As many as 68 percent of women have found success in reversing the effect of the abortion pill and continued to have healthy pregnancies. 

Here’s what you need to know about abortion pill reversal if you’re considering it after taking the abortion pill.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

To understand how reversal works, you must first understand how the abortion pill works. 

You block the natural hormone progesterone when you take the first drug, Mifepristone. Progesterone thickens the uterine wall and provides all the necessary nutrients to the womb that help the pregnancy survive. Without it, the lack of progesterone works to terminate the pregnancy.

The second drug in the abortion pill method, Misoprostol, initiates cramping that expels the remains of the pregnancy through the vagina.

How Does Abortion Pill Reversal Work?

A doctor will give you progesterone supplements through an injection or pills to hopefully reverse the effects of taking Mifepristone. 

Additional doses of progesterone counteract the mifepristone and can deliver the necessary nutrients back into the womb to save your pregnancy possibly. 

Are There Negative Side Effects to Abortion Pill Reversal?

According to the Abortion Pill Reversal Network, women taking progesterone after taking mifepristone have few side effects.

“Progesterone, used in the reversal process, has been safely used in pregnancy for over 50 years. Initial studies have found that the birth defect rate in babies born after APR is equal to or less than the general population.  A 1999 FDA review revealed no increased risk of birth defects in pregnant women taking progesterone.”

Some studies have shown, however, a possibility of a link to birth defects in women who have taken misoprostol, the second drug in the abortion pill method.

Where Do I Begin?

If you want to reverse your abortion, call this hotline (1-877-558-0333) immediately

to be directed to a nearby doctor who can help. Even if you are past 72- hours, there may still be time to reverse your abortion. 

If you are walking through an unplanned pregnancy, you do not have to face it alone. We are here to support you and answer any questions you may have. We can also offer free ultrasounds and pregnancy tests so you can know where your pregnancy stands.

Schedule your free and confidential appointment today.