You may be reviewing your options if faced with an unplanned pregnancy. If you are considering an abortion, it’s essential to learn the facts about the procedure.
Some women have purchased abortion medications or the “abortion pill” online. But there are multiple concerns with doing this. You deserve to protect your health and understand the risks.
What is the Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill, also known as medical abortion, consists of two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, a hormone that sustains the embryo. Misoprostol causes uterine contractions and expels the pregnancy from the uterus.
You accept inherent side effects and risks when taking these medications. Medical abortion causes abdominal cramping, bleeding, and possible side effects like headache, fever, and nausea. You also risk developing heavy bleeding, infection, and more.
Risks of Purchasing the Abortion Pill Online
1. You may not be briefed appropriately on side effects and risks.
Knowing how abortion medications could affect you is crucial when making an informed decision. You deserve to know what to expect with the abortion pill regimen and potential side effects you could experience during this process.
2. Lack of care from a physician is dangerous.
Not everyone is eligible for an abortion. If you have certain risk factors, such as an IUD, ectopic pregnancy, or specific allergies, taking the abortion pill without understanding your health can have drastic consequences.
Regardless of your pregnancy decision, you must confirm key pregnancy details with an ultrasound. Ultrasound determines your pregnancy’s viability, gestational age, and location—all factors you must consider when examining your options. At our Clinic, our limited ultrasounds can confirm that your pregnancy is located in the uterus, and that the pregnancy is progressing, indicated by fetal heartbeat (an OB can measure to determine how far along you are, but at our Clinic, we can provide an estimate based on the first day of your last period).
3. Online medications can be unregulated.
If you purchase abortion medication online from overseas pharmacies, you risk receiving the wrong dosage or medication. Taking these medications without medical oversight can cause long-term complications.
Get the Facts
Mosaic Sexual Health Clinic offers the free and confidential pregnancy services you need to make an informed decision. Our Center does not perform or refer for abortions, but we are here as a first step so you can get the facts and clarity you need prior to a final choice for your pregnancy. Safeguard your health; you matter to us.
Reach out today to schedule an appointment.