Medical Abortion

The Abortion Pill

Plan to spend 3-5 hours with us at the office.

A medical abortion (the Abortion Pill, RU-486, chemical abortion), which terminates pregnancy by using Mifepristone and Misoprostol, is an option for those whose pregnancy is under 10.0 weeks. This method uses two medications over the course of several days. The first medication, Mifepristone, is taken in-office, by mouth. Mifepristone stops the growth of the pregnancy and causes it to detach from the lining of the uterus. Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours after Mifepristone and causes the uterus to contract and expels the pregnancy. At this time, you will likely experience heavy bleeding and cramping. We will prescribe pain and nausea medication and discuss ways to alleviate the strong cramping. Our staff is committed to assuring you know how to care for yourself throughout the process.

Counseling is a good time to ask any questions you may have about the procedure. It is also when you will discuss relaxation techniques, birth control and abortion follow-up instructions. Counseling is an important opportunity to discuss your decision and feelings about your abortion. Our counselors are specifically trained to provide you with support and education about your pregnancy options. They are non-biased and trust you to make the best decision for your life. You will speak with a counselor before the abortion procedure as part of your appointment. You also have the option of meeting with a counselor after your abortion.

Medical Abortion Follow Up Services

We will help you schedule an ultrasound 2 weeks following the abortion. At this appointment, it will be determined 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 abortion appointment.

Should you experience any problems or have concerns during the medical abortion, we encourage you to contact our office to speak with a nurse. Also, in case of an emergency, our licensed board-certified OB/GYN doctors are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.