Medical Abortion – The Abortion Pill
A medical abortion (the abortion pill), terminates pregnancy by using medication. It is an option for patients whose pregnancy is under 10 weeks. If you choose to terminate your pregnancy with a medical abortion, you will take two different medications over the course of several days. The first, Mifepristone stops the growth of the pregnancy by causing it to detach from the lining of the uterus. The second medication, Misoprostol encourages the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy.
The Mifepristone dose is administered in our office during your scheduled abortion appointment. We will send you home with the Misoprostol to be taken between 24-48 later. Patients usually experience heavy bleeding and cramping following a medical abortion. We will provide you with a prescription for pain medication to help ease the discomfort. We are committed to ensuring you have the knowledge and confidence to care for yourself throughout the process. Our staff will provide you with thorough instructions, information, and emotional support.
Plan to spend 3-5 hours with us at the office.
Counseling & Emotional Care
Before the procedure, you will speak with a counselor specifically trained in reproductive health care support. This is an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and feelings about the abortion. Our counselors are non-judgemental and unbiased, they will listen to your thoughts and concerns, with respect for your feelings and decisions.
Medical Abortion Follow Up Care
You will return to our office for an ultrasound 2 weeks following your abortion appointment so that the doctor can determine if additional medications or surgery are needed. There is no fee for this service if you return for the ultrasound within 30 days from your first medical abortion appointment.
Should you experience any problems or have concerns during the medical abortion, we encourage you to call us and speak with a nurse. Our licensed board-certified physicians are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.