Abortion Pill Reversal
Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) is a medical process designed to reverse the effects of the abortion pill to continue the pregnancy successfully. It has an approximate 68% success rate.
Contact the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center at 719-591-2724 as soon as possible to understand your options. After hours, you can contact the 24/7 Abortion Pill Reversal hotline to understand your options for beginning a reversal.
The Abortion Pill
The abortion pill, also known as RU-486, is a two-step process involving two medications:
- Mifepristone – is designed to block your body’s production of the growth hormone progesterone. Often referred to as the “pregnancy hormone,” progesterone is what promotes growth in a human fetus throughout pregnancy. Mifepristone is the first drug in the abortion pill method.
- Misoprostol – induces cramping, bleeding, and contractions to empty the uterus. To complete the abortion, misoprostol is taken 24 to 48 hours after mifepristone.
Myths About The Abortion Pill
Myth: Using the abortion pill method has no known complications.
Truth: Complications can include incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, and fever and chills.
Myth: I don’t need to be seen by a doctor before using the abortion pill.
Truth: The abortion pill method is approved by the FDA only up to 70 days after the first day of your last period. Learning the gestational age by ultrasound is critical.
Myth: Taking the second drug of the abortion pill at home is perfectly safe.
Truth: Being alone while completing the procedure leaves you guessing how much bleeding is too much or how much pain is normal. Seeing blood clots and fetal tissue can be traumatizing when alone.
Abortion Pill Reversal
Abortion pill reversal uses progesterone to reverse the effects of mifepristone. If progesterone is taken before taking the second medication, misoprostol, national data from Heartbeat International shows the pregnancy has a 68% chance of continuing.
It’s best to start the reversal treatment within the first 24 hours of taking mifepristone. There have been successful reversals when treatment begins within 4 to 5 days of taking the abortion pill. It may not be too late.
Contact the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center at 719-591-2724 as soon as possible to understand your options. After hours, the 24/7 Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1-877-558-0333 or their website will help you understand your options for beginning the abortion pill reversal process.
Myths About Abortion Pill Reversal
Myth: Abortion Pill Reversal uses progesterone which is unsafe.
Truth: Progesterone has been used to support pregnancies for nearly sixty years. It has no known health risks or side effects for the mother or the baby other than those generally associated with pregnancy.
Myth: There is no turning back once you begin the abortion pill.
Truth: If Abortion Pill Reversal begins within 72 hours of taking the first pill, the pregnancy has a 68% chance of continuing.
Myth: A child will be born with congenital disabilities if you begin the abortion pill and then attempt to reverse it.
Truth: The birth defect rate in babies born after the APR is less than or equal to the rate in the general population. Neither mifepristone nor progesterone is associated with congenital disabilities.
Many women who take the abortion pill experience regret after taking the first pill (mifepristone). Changing your mind is common, and you are not alone if this is your experience. There is help, but the window of time when abortion pill reversal can be successfully prescribed is short.
Contact the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center at 719-591-2724 as soon as possible to understand your options. After hours, the 24/7 Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at: 1-877-558-0333 or their website will help you understand your options for beginning a safe APR reversal. A successful reversal process is more likely if you begin the procedure as soon as possible after taking the first abortion pill.
APR has been shown to increase the chances of allowing the pregnancy to continue. However, the outcome of your reversal attempt cannot be guaranteed.