SHe wants to know the side effects of the abortion pill

Pregnancy may not be part of your five year plan. If you’re searching for a way out, you’ve probably been wondering about the abortion pill. 


At Metro Women’s Center, we want to equip you with the facts you need so you feel confident in the choices you make regarding your pregnancy. Here’s what you should know before committing to the abortion pill. 

How Does It Work?

The abortion pill is categorized as a medical abortion, meaning it’s a non-surgical option to terminate a pregnacy. The pill uses two different kinds of drugs to end a pregnancy: Mifepristone and misoprostol. 


Mifepristone is prescribed first, and works to block the hormone progesterone. This action causes the lining of the uterus to thin which makes it impossible for an embryo to implant and grow inside the womb.


About 24-48 hours later, the drug misoprostol is taken. Misoprostol causes a woman’s uterus to begin contracting which produces heavy bleeding and abdominal cramping. The embryo will then be expelled out of the vagina if the abortion pill has been successful. 

What Will I Feel Like Afterwards?

Side effects for the abortion pill vary from one person to the next. Some women report severe side effects like septic shock, while others report only experiencing nausea or feelings of loss. Women report having both physical and emotional side effects from the abortion pill. 


If you undergo a medical abortion, you may experience things like:

– Infection or sepsis

– Fever

– Digestive system discomfort

– Damage to the uterus 

– Guilt

– Anger

– Shame

– Remorse or regret

– Loss of self-esteem or self-confidence

– Feelings of isolation and loneliness

– Sleep problems and bad dreams


Getting All The Information

All drugs come with side effects. Some are more severe than others. As we’ve outlined, the abortion pill can cause a range of emotions and physical effects to your body. 

If you have questions or concerns about the abortion pill, we’re here for you. Reach out to us today to schedule a free appointment. Our desire is to support you with confidential care. Call today!

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