The abortion pill is a two-step process. The first drug in the regimen works to stop the pregnancy; the second works to expel the fetus and other pregnancy tissue from the uterus.
If you are considering a medication abortion, or if you have already taken the first pill and are second-guessing your decision, you still have a chance to reverse the effects of the abortion pill.
Read the rest of this article to learn more about your options so you can make your decision with confidence!
How does the Abortion Pill Work?
As mentioned above, the abortion pill is actually a series of two different drugs that are FDA-approved for up to 10 weeks gestation.
The first pill, mifepristone, blocks the essential hormone, progesterone, from the uterus and thus ends fetal development.
Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later. By then, the pregnancy has been terminated, so this step forces uterine contractions as your body works to expel the pregnancy tissue.
How Does the Abortion Pill Reversal Work?
The Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) is typically only effective after taking the first medication, mifepristone. For it to be most effective, it must be started within 24-72 hours of taking the first medication, mifepristone.
APR floods the body with progesterone, the hormone that mifepristone works to prevent from reaching the pregnancy. Essentially, it outcompetes the medication so that the fetus can receive the hormones it needs to continue growing.
As long as it is taken within the correct window, this protocol has a high success rate for reversing the pregnancy.
What Are the Risks or Side Effects?
Progesterone is already familiar to the body, so nothing new or harmful is being introduced with this protocol. In fact, doctors have prescribed progesterone treatments for pregnant women with low progesterone for decades.
In a small case study, four out of six women had successful reversals. In another study of 754 participants, 66% reversed their abortion procedures and it was declared that “Progesterone use in early pregnancy is low risk and…may be clinically beneficial in preserving her threatened pregnancy.”
What If I’m Not Ready to Be a Parent?
If you’re considering reversing your abortion decision but still don’t want to become a parent, that’s not your only option! At Life Choices Center, we help you walk through your options, and provide education and resources that will help you feel equipped for whatever path you choose.
Contact us today for a no-cost appointment or to learn about the Abortion Reversal Protocol.