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is it true I have to complete the abortion?
what is the treatment to reverse the abortion pill?
what is the success rate of an abortion pill reversal?
what about birth defects?
are the abortion pill & the morning after pill the same thing?
what if I am allergic to peanuts?
how does the abortion pill work?If a woman in North Carolina is considering a medical abortion, the physician will perform a physical examination and ultrasound to determine eligibility. One will not be eligible for a medical abortion if an ectopic pregnancy or ovarian mass is detected, IUD usage, prescribed cortocosteroids or blood thinners, or with diagnosis of adrenal failure, anemia, bleeding disorders, asthma, liver or kidney problems, heart disease or high blood pressure. The physician may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infections. At the time of the appointment, the woman will be given an oral dose of Mifepristone. Misoprostol tablets will be prescribed to be taken orally or vaginally about 36 to 72 hours after taking the Mifepristone. Misoprostol will cause contractions and expel the baby, which may take a few hours or a few days to complete. The physician will request a follow-up appointment about two weeks after the initial office visit, to ensure the abortion was complete and there were no complications. A medical abortion is unsuccessful approximately 8 – 10% of the time, and may require an additional surgical abortion to complete the termination.
what is the treatment?
A local nurse will perform an ultrasound to confirm the baby is still alive. An oral progesterone prescription will be given at the initial appointment, and treatment will be monitored for the first trimester. Mifepristone blocks progesterone’s actions by binding progesterone receptors, a natural hormone in a woman’s body necessary for pregnancy, in the uterus and placenta. By giving extra progesterone, the treatment hopes to compete with the mifepristone to reverse the effects of the abortion pill. There is no cost to you for the office visit or prescription. These costs have been provided by community support of our centers.