Abortion Pill?
Get the Facts

Abortion Pill?
Get the facts.

Abortion Pill

(Mifeprex, RU-486, At-home Abortion)

The abortion pill, Mifeprex1, is the most common medication abortion procedure in the US, which uses medication to end a pregnancy. The FDA has approved this procedure for women up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. The abortion pill is also known as RU-486, chemical abortion, medication abortion, at-home abortion, telemed abortion or Mifepristone- but they are all referring to the same method of an early abortion. Before taking this medication, read the facts, know the risks and side effects and especially review the warnings given by the FDA below.

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Procedure

The Medication Abortion is a process.

  1. An assessment will be performed at an abortion clinic, and then patients will be given the first pill at the clinic. This first pill blocks the production of progesterone2, a hormone necessary to support a pregnancy. This works to cut off the lifeline to the baby.
  2. Next, patients get their second dose of a different medication (Misoprostol2) to take at home two days later. You can expect cramping and bleeding for 6-19 days, or even up to 30 days in this phase, which works to expel the embryo.
  3. The final step is to return to the abortion provider within a week to 14 days to make sure the abortion procedure was complete. If the medication abortion fails, a surgical abortion will be necessary.

Side Effects, Risks & FDA Warnings

Side effects include weakness, headache, fever/chills, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness for up to 3 days1.

Serious side effects include excessive bleeding, pelvic infection and failure to terminate the pregnancy3.

If the medical abortion fails to terminate the pregnancy, your doctor may perform an ultrasound to determine if you require a surgical abortion2.

The FDA strongly warns women NOT to buy Mifeprex over the internet because there currently are no safeguards and they do not approve this drug coming from other countries. You must only accept this drug from an approved physician and continue to follow up with the physician to confirm that the pregnancy is expelled.

The FDA1 also warns that women with an ectopic pregnancy (implantation in the fallopian tubes) or women who have an IUD in place should not take this drug. Women taking blood thinners or those who have medical conditions such as seizure disorders, bleeding disorders, or certain heart, liver, kidney or lung diseases are not candidates for the abortion pill.

Are You Experiencing Pregnancy Symptoms?

Symptoms of pregnancy vary since all women are unique. To make things more confusing, birth control and the abortion pill can make your cycle irregular. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, do not hesitate to come in for a visit. A short confidential appointment is worth the peace of mind that will come from it.

Are You Experiencing Pregnancy Symptoms?

Symptoms of pregnancy vary since all women are unique. To make things more confusing, birth control and the abortion pill can make your cycle irregular. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, do not hesitate to come in for a visit. A short confidential appointment is worth the peace of mind that will come from it.

Abortion Pill Reversal

If you are having second thoughts or doubts about taking the first dose of  Mifeprex, it is not too late! Call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline below within 72 hours of taking Mifeprex in order to deliver a healthy baby.

Call the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline at (877) 558-0333.

Post Abortive Healing

There’s help after an abortion. There is a range of emotions after any kind of abortion, including relief, guilt, loss, sadness and depression. You may benefit from speaking with a counselor or trained professional – or even connect with others who have had similar experiences.

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Fetal Development – First Trimester

The following developmental benchmarks4 occur during the same time in which the abortion bill is offered to woman.

Weeks 1 – 4

  • The embryo’s heart is beating
  • All major organs and internal systems begin to form
  • The digestive, heart and circulatory systems begin to form, as well as the neural tube (which later becomes the brain & spinal cord)
  • Eyes and ears begin to develop
  • Tiny limbs appear, which will grow into arms and legs

Weeks 4 – 8

  • All major organs continue to develop and the baby’s heartbeat can be detected using a Doppler
  • All major systems are functioning and continue to develop
  • Bones are forming, nose and jaw rapidly developing
  • Eyes, ears, nose and mouth becoming more clear and tooth buds begin to appear
  • Arms and legs are clearly seen and fingers and toes, though still webbed, are more distinct
  • Embryo is in constant motion and fluttering will be felt in the next few weeks

Major Developmental Milestone at the End of Week 8

  • At just 1 – 1.5 inches long, all major systems and organs are fully formed
  • The embryo is now referred to as a fetus, which means offspring

Weeks 8 – 12

  • By the end of week 12, the external genital organs are clearly visible and developed
  • From weeks 8 – 12, fingernails and toenails appear, eyelids form, arms and legs are fully developed, and fetal voicebox, also known as the larynx, begins to form in the trachea.

Our Services

Know the facts and risks by contacting us. A medical abortion is a serious decision, with emotional and spiritual side effects in addition to the physical. You are not alone. We can help.

We offer FREE ultrasounds to determine gestational age and confirm if your pregnancy is in the uterus and will speak with you in more detail regarding all of your choices in a confidential and private environment.

We are here for you.

Call Us 410-377-2871 or Text Us 410-377-1983.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I would've given them 10 stars if I could, great place, awesome people amazing services for FREE, they gave me some very useful resources I'm still using to this day. I felt welcomed, comfortable and helped. My first pregnancy and I didn't know where to start and they were the AWESOME START. Thank you pregnancy center north. Thank you to everyone that helped me, especially the lady that did my ultrasound , she was lovely and sooooo kind. THANK YOU ❤️
Atika B.
PCN is staffed with wonderful, caring people who respect their clients' privacy and offer support in many ways. The facility is clean, safe, and has an ultrasound machine on premises! Women can feel confident in the quality of the comprehensive health care provided at PCN.
Deborah J.
Pregnancy Center North made me feel very comfortable. They touched base a lot of what I was thinking about. I was concerned about abortion and the procedure and costs without judging me. It was very informative.
Judy E.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I would've given them 10 stars if i could, great place, awesome people amazing services for FREE, they gave me some very useful resources I'm still using to this day. I felt welcomed, confortable and helped. My first pregnancy and I didn't know where to start and they were the AWESOME START. thank you pregnancy center north. Thank you to everyone that helped me, especially the lady that did my ultrasound , she was lovely and sooooo kind. THANK YOU ❤️
Atika B.
PCN is staffed with wonderful, caring people who respect their clients' privacy and offer support in many ways. The facility is clean, safe, and has an ultrasound machine on premises! Women can feel confident in the quality of the comprehensive health care provided at PCN.
Deborah J.
Pregnancy Center North made me feel very comfortable. They touched base a lot of what I was thinking about. I was concerned about abortion and the procedure and costs without judging me. It was very informative.
Judy E.

Questions & Answers

PC North continues to remain open and has taken all necessary precautions to protect our clients, staff, and volunteers from COVID-19.  Masks or face shields are required for all staff, volunteers, and clients.

Walk-ins are welcome; however, it is best to make an appointment to minimize your office wait time, please text us at (443) 377-1983 or call us at (410)  377-2871.

We recommend you make an appointment if you have missed a period, have any pregnancy related questions, or think you or a friend might be pregnant.

After completing paperwork, you will meet with our professionals to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be administered. With a positive pregnancy test result, we will perform an ultrasound to confirm a living, intrauterine pregnancy.

All our services are provided free of charge.

Absolutely, you can bring your boyfriend, family member or friend. We will talk with you privately first. Then provided you have given us consent to have them in the room, your guest will be able to join you.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.).

Although Pregnancy Center North does not perform nor refer for abortions, we are here to support you during an unplanned pregnancy. At our center we do offer help and support to women who are deciding between abortion, parenting or adoption. We understand that although this moment in your life may feel completely out of control and insurmountable, we are here for you. We offer real support for women during pregnancy and up to a year following birth and we counsel women through the adoption process. All of our services are FREE and Confidential. Since 1982 we have been helping women in your exact situation and we are here to tell you that there is hope.