Abortion Pill Reversal Myths

abortion pill reversal myths

The abortion pill is often promoted as safe. However, the fact is that every kind of abortion comes with a certain amount of risk. Not only are there risks associated with medical abortions, but many women who regret their choice are unaware there is a way to reverse the process potentially. Abortion Pill Reversal is an option for women who have taken the first set of the prescribed medication as long as they are within 72 hours of that first dose and have not taken the second set of medication in the protocol. This article will address some of the abortion pill reversal myths about the process of reversing the effects of this medication.

Myth 1: Abortion Pill Reversal Does Not Work

One of the most common abortion pill reversal myths to address is that it does not work. In reality, this is not the case. With medical abortion, you take two pills 24-48 hours apart. The first is mifepristone, and the second is misoprostol. If you change your mind after taking the mifepristone before the misoprostol, you can reverse the process by administering bioidentical progesterone. About 68% of pregnancies are saved with this hormone after a woman takes the first abortion pill.

Myth 2: Medical Abortions Cannot Be Stopped

Another myth is that once a medical abortion has started, it cannot be stopped. As stated above, medical abortion consists of two pills—the first medication, mifepristone, blocks progesterone, an essential hormone necessary to sustain a pregnancy. Misoprostol contracts the uterus to expel the contents of the womb. Since progesterone is essential to providing a healthy environment for a pregnancy to continue, it can be administered orally soon after taking mifepristone. This protocol is used to save a pregnancy if a woman changes her mind after taking the first pill. The sooner you reach out for options, the better your chances at success. While the abortion pill reversal protocol is not guaranteed, you can feel confident knowing you have done everything possible to continue your pregnancy.

Myth 3: Reversing Abortion Causes Birth Defects

Sometimes women are told that reversing a medical abortion can cause congenital disabilities. This is not the case. Bioidentical progesterone is not associated with birth defects. Progesterone has been safely provided to women at risk for miscarriage for over 50 years. It’s also used in IVF treatments. Mifepristone is also not associated with any risks of birth defects, but the second pill, misoprostol, is associated with congenital disabilities. This is another reason you should reach out as soon as possible if you change your mind after taking the first chemical abortion pill. The abortion pill protocol is not used after the misoprostol has been taken. 

Having Second Thoughts After Taking the Abortion Pill?

If you regret taking the first abortion pill and want to try and save your pregnancy, you have options. First, call the abortion pill reversal hotline at (877) 558 – 0333 or visit abortionpillreversal.com. You can also call our team at Clearway Clinic at (508) 438 – 0144. We will be happy to give you some resources and the next steps. 

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