Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and wondering what to do next? You may be wondering about your options and unsure which one you’ll choose. If you are considering abortion, you might have heard about at-home or online abortions.
Though this may seem like a convenient choice, there are risks associated with an online abortion that you should be aware of. We want to safeguard your health better.
What is an Online Abortion?
An online abortion is another name for the abortion pill, but you obtain the drugs online. You take two drugs during this abortion procedure: mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, which helps sustain a pregnancy, while misoprostol expels the pregnancy tissue from the body.
While this procedure may not sound particularly complex, there are risks that you should be aware of:
- Digestive system discomfort
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- An ongoing pregnancy (if the procedure doesn’t work)
- An incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by a surgical abortion
Who Can Take the Abortion Pill?
Not everyone can have an online abortion, especially if they have one of the following health issues:
- Have an intrauterine device (IUD) in place
- Have certain medical conditions such as a bleeding disorder or heart or lung disease
- Are too far along in your pregnancy
- Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medications
- Have an allergy to the drugs used
- Have a suspected ectopic pregnancy
- Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider
- Can’t access emergency care
Before deciding to use the abortion pill method, you should speak with your doctor, identify your current medications, and ensure you know what you are allergic to. Taking these steps will help you to stay healthy so you won’t suffer any complications.
What If I Have More Questions?
If you have more questions about the safety of online abortions or want to learn about your pregnancy options, feel free to contact Options Women’s Care Center today.
We are here for you! Contact us to make a no-cost appointment.