Abortion Pill Reversal
Medication abortion (also known as chemical abortion and abortion pills) accounts for just over 50% of abortions currently in the U.S. This type of abortion is completed in 2 parts. The first part consists of taking mifepristone which blocks progesterone to the pregnancy. The second part, misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later and causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy.
Sometimes after taking the first step (ingesting mifepristone), women experience regret and change their mind. They want to keep the pregnancy. If this happens, we can administer the abortion pill reversal protocol. There is hope! Over 3,000 pregnancies have been saved to date using abortion pill reversal.
It’s important to contact the Abortion Pill Rescue Network as soon as possible after taking mifepristone for the best chance of keeping the pregnancy. There’s a 24/7 hotline to providers worldwide who offer reversal to women who have started a chemical abortion and are having regret. We can help! You can call the national hotline or live chat with a medical professional on the website.
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You can call the national hotline or live chat with a medical professional on the website
Women are often told there’s no such thing as abortion pill reversal, but the statistics show that it works. A 2018 peer reviewed study showed positive results.
Sometimes women are afraid of the reversal causing birth defects, but this is not true. Abortion pill reversal is completed using oral progesterone. Natural progesterone has been used for over 50 years in the treatment of early pregnancies in women at risk of miscarriage. Progesterone is also used in women who have conceived with in vitro fertilization. There are no known increased risks of birth defects from natural progesterone.
Sometimes women are afraid of the first medication, mifepristone, causing birth defects but this is not true. In children born after exposure to mifepristone, there have been no increased risks of birth defects shown.
From the time mifepristone is taken, there are about 72 hours when a woman can change her mind. However, it’s best to call within 24 hours. If you want to reverse the abortion, do not take the 2nd medication, misoprostol. Misoprostol is associated with birth defects.
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