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Can the Abortion Pill Be Reversed?

If you have taken mifepristone, the first of the abortion pill regimen, and you regret your decision, it may not be too late to save the pregnancy. But you must act quickly and proactively. 

What Does Mifepristone Do?

Medical abortion consists of mifepristone and misoprostol. These two medications work together to end a pregnancy up to 70 days gestation. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, a hormone that sustains a growing pregnancy. 

Sometimes, women regret taking mifepristone. They may wish to continue their pregnancy but are unsure if this is an option. That’s where a process called the abortion pill reversal comes in. It’s not guaranteed, but it may be able to help the pregnancy continue progressing. 

The Value of Progesterone

Progesterone has been safely used to support pregnancies for over 50 years, which is why some providers recommend using it to counteract the effects of mifepristone. A case study showed that this protocol saved the pregnancy in 64% of cases, but the success rate decreases the longer a woman waits.

Progesterone is not known to cause birth defects at a rate higher than that of the general population, meaning it is believed to be safe. Using mifepristone without misoprostol can cause severe bleeding, which may require hospitalization. This possibility is essential for women to consider, as this can happen regardless of whether they take progesterone. 

Women should carefully weigh their options before making a pregnancy decision. There is a limited time window to save a pregnancy in the event of regret, so they must act quickly. For more information, the Abortion Pill Rescue Network can be consulted. 

I’ve Had an Abortion and Regret It. What Do I Do Now?

Maybe you’ve already had an abortion and regretted your decision. How do you heal from this decision and find lasting support? Care Net Pregnancy Center of Paradise is here for you. 

Contact us today to learn about our post-abortion support. Our services are free and confidential, and our medical staff is waiting to help you.

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