Most medical procedures tend to be permanent, especially some as serious as an abortion.
That’s why you may be surprised to know that a medication abortion can be reversed.
This is good news for women who take the abortion pill and experience regret shortly after. Here’s how the process works.
Can my abortion be reversed?
The answer is yes, with exceptions. Here are a few things you need to know about medication abortion and abortion reversal:
What is medication abortion?
Commonly referred to as the abortion pill, a medication abortion involves taking two drugs to end a pregnancy.
The first drug, mifepristone, blocks your body’s production of progesterone so the pregnancy cannot continue growing.
The second drug, misoprostol, causes your uterus to cramp. Eventually, this expels the pregnancy through bleeding.
What is abortion reversal?
Abortion reversal can happen after mifepristone (the first drug) is taken and before misoprostol (the second drug) is taken.
To reverse the effects of the first drug, a doctor will prescribe a high dosage of progesterone. This regimen typically continues throughout the remainder of the first trimester.
Is abortion reversal safe?
Progesterone has been used effectively in pregnancies for the last 50 years. Neither mifepristone nor progesterone is associated with birth defects.
If you are reading this blog because you have taken mifepristone and are now second-guessing your decision, please continue reading and contact the Abortion Pill Reversal Helpline, 1-877-558-0333 for more information and to locate a provider near you who can help.
Is abortion reversal effective?
While more research needs to be done, the current data shows that abortion reversal is effective 62% of the time when the reversal is started within 24 hours of taking mifepristone.
Abortion pill reversal is a newer treatment and with time, more data will emerge to corroborate these early claims.
How can I reverse my abortion?
If you’ve started a medication abortion and are experiencing regret, there may be time to reverse your abortion. Please contact the Abortion Pill Reversal Helpline at 1-877-558-0333 to be connected to an abortion pill reversal provider in your area.
Women’s Resource Center of the Rockies is also here for you. We provide confidential care to women facing unplanned pregnancies or those experiencing regret after their abortions. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help today.