If you think you’re pregnant and are looking for private and/or convenient options, then ordering the abortion pill online may seem like a viable option. However, the abortion pill comes with significant risks and you deserve to know the facts before adding it to your cart. There are 3 things to know if you are considering mail-order abortion.
Confirm the Pregnancy
You will need proof of pregnancy confirmation in order to know if you qualify for a medication (pill) abortion.
After a positive pregnancy test, the next thing you’ll need is an ultrasound so that you know how far along you are. You are not able to take the pill after a certain point in your pregnancy, and an ultrasound will confirm gestational age and viability.
An ultrasound will also eliminate any pregnancy complications, such as an ectopic pregnancy, which is extremely dangerous to the mother and is unaffected by a medication abortion.
What Are the Risks?
As with any medical procedure, the abortion pill has risks and potential complications.
The abortion pill is a series of two pills, mifepristone, and misoprostol. The label for the first pill, Mifeprex, reports some “cases of fatal septic shock, have been reported following the use of MIFEPREX.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, potential immediate risks of medical abortion include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
There are mail-order abortion regulations and warnings to know about, created to protect women. Buying the abortion pill by mail typically means skipping essential pre-abortion screenings, which increases health risks such as ectopic pregnancies etc.
Additionally, there are risks of misinformation due to ingredients not being properly verified and inaccurate dosages listed. It is best to speak with a medical professional before you go this route in order to protect your health.
Weigh Your Options
You probably still have questions, and these are best asked in a pressure-free, confidential and compassionate environment. Schedule a no-cost pre-abortion consultation today.