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Can I Continue My Pregnancy After Taking the Abortion Pill?

Making a major decision can be stressful. Sometimes people think that just picking an option will provide clarity. But what if you change your mind? Is it possible to go back?


Not all decisions are final.


Medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill, seems like one of those final decisions that cannot be undone. However, if you took the first pill of the abortion pill and are having second thoughts, it’s still your choice, and we will stand by your decision.


Depending on when you took the first pill, you may still have time to change your mind and get in contact with a doctor who specializes in Abortion Pill Reversal.


Questions? We’re here to help!

Woman holding white abortion pill up to her mouth

If I took the first dose, can I still decide to continue my pregnancy?

Yes, if only the first dose of the abortion pill has been taken, it may be possible to stop the abortion and continue your pregnancy.

If you regret taking the abortion pill, contact the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1-877-558-0333 immediately. If it's during regular business hours, you can also contact us first so we can get you in as soon as possible.

We believe that it’s still a woman’s decision, and women deserve a second chance at their choice. No one should feel forced to continue an abortion they do not want.


How does the abortion pill reversal work?

The first pill of a chemical abortion, mifepristone, blocks the effects of progesterone, a hormone necessary for a pregnancy to thrive. The second pill causes contractions and expels the fetus.

The abortion pill reversal process involves a prescription for progesterone to counteract the mifepristone.

Women typically need to start the protocol within 24 hours of taking mifepristone for the abortion pill reversal to be successful. According to the Abortion Pill Rescue Network, there have also been successful reversals when treatment was started within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill.


Is it safe to stop or reverse the abortion pill?

Yes. Progesterone has been used to safely support healthy pregnancies since the 1950s, receiving FDA approval in 1998.

Today, progesterone treatment is commonly used to reduce the risk of premature birth and miscarriages. In addition, progesterone supplementation is an expected part of managing IVF pregnancies after embryo transfer and has an extensive safety record.


How much does it cost?

Costs can depend on the progesterone used. Insurance plans may cover treatment. However, if insurance does not cover it, we will make sure you get the treatment you need regardless of the cost.


What is the success rate of abortion pill reversal?

Initial studies of Abortion Pill Reversal have shown it has a 64-68% success rate.


According to the Abortion Pill Rescue Network, “Without the APR treatment, the first abortion pill may fail to abort the pregnancy on its own. In other words, your pregnancy may continue even without APR if you decide not to take the second abortion drug likely prescribed or provided to you. APR has been shown to increase the chances of allowing the pregnancy to continue. However, the outcome of your particular reversal attempt cannot be guaranteed.”



Your Next Steps

If you are looking for options after taking the first dose of the abortion pill, contact us or the Abortion Pill Reversal Network to learn about what steps to take next.


The bottom line is if you decide to continue your pregnancy, it’s still your choice. Contact us to learn more.


References:

Charlotte Lozier Institute. (2023b, July 14). Abortion pill Reversal: A record of safety and efficacy - Lozier Institute. Lozier Institute. https://lozierinstitute.org/abortion-pill-reversal-a-record-of-safety-and-efficacy/

Abortion pill reversal. (n.d.). Home. https://abortionpillreversal.com/

Starkman, E. (2022b, April 7). Medical abortion (Abortion pill): what to know. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/women/abortion-pill-medical-abortion-overview




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