Can You Reverse the Effects of the Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill is a regimen of two drugs. The first stops the pregnancy, and the second (taken within 24-48 hours of the first) causes contractions to empty your uterus.
Abortion pill reversal is typically only effective if taken before the second drug, misoprostol. If you have already taken mifepristone and are experiencing regret, contact us right away.
How Does the Abortion Pill Reversal Work?
The first medication in the abortion pill regimen is mifepristone, which is an antiprogestin. It blocks the pregnancy from receiving the essential hormone, progesterone, which then terminates the pregnancy.
Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) protocol works to flood the body with progesterone, to essentially “outcompete” the mifepristone so the pregnancy can continue to receive the hormones it needs to develop.
What Are the Risks or Side Effects?
Doctors have been using progesterone to treat pregnant women with low progesterone for over 50 years. Nothing new or invasive is being introduced into your body, so there is no risk to your health when getting progesterone treatment.
As far as its effectiveness, one study from 2021 reported that two out of three women who underwent APR had successful reversals. It is most effective if taken 24-72 hours within the abortion medication.
What Are The Other Choices?
If you are still deciding on getting an abortion or even if you’ve already started the medication abortion process, it’s important to realize that you are not alone. There are resources to support you, whatever path you choose.
At Positive Options, we can discuss options with you and answer any questions you may have. You don’t have to be ready to be a parent to reverse your abortion.
Contact us today to schedule your no-cost appointment so that we can help! Your pregnancy may have been unplanned, but your next step doesn’t have to be.