Any time someone undergoes a serious medical procedure or takes a new drug, there are associated risks and complications that they should be aware of first. This includes an online or at-home abortion. Some risks women should consider include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

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What is an At-Home Abortion?

Medical abortion is commonly referred to as an at-home or online abortion. This type of abortion is the elective termination of a viable pregnancy through a drug regimen that consists of two medications.

The two drugs used are:

  • Mifepristone: This drug blocks an essential hormone, which causes the embryo to become detached from the uterine wall.
  • Misoprostol: Once the embryo has been detached, this drug causes contraction-like cramping to push the embryo and pregnancy tissue out of the body through the vagina.

What Should I Know?

According to the Mayo Clinic, medical abortion is not for everyone.

Those who do not qualify for this abortion technique include those who…

  • Are too far along in your pregnancy
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) 
  • Have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus
  • Have certain medical conditions
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines
  • Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
  • Have an allergy to the medicine used

By speaking with a medical professional, you can provide a thorough health history and list of current medications and receive information on your pregnancy to understand if a medical abortion is a safe option for you.

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