We understand the pressure and anxiety you may be feeling facing an unplanned pregnancy. You are not alone. With easy online access today, you may be wondering if you can buy the abortion pill online. Surprisingly, buying the abortion pill online is more complicated and riskier than you may think. It comes with significant warnings from medical professionals and is something we do not suggest due to the health risks.
What is the abortion pill?
Two different drugs are used in what is called a medication abortion. Medication abortion is done up to 10 weeks of gestational age.
Mifepristone, the first drug is taken, blocks progesterone, a hormone that causes the lining of the uterus to thin. Thinning prevents the embryo from remaining implanted and growing.
Misoprostol is the second abortion drug given in a medication abortion. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy through the vagina.
The first abortion drug is taken at a doctor’s office and the second at home 24-48 hours later. A follow-up appointment with a doctor is necessary, a week later, to ensure the abortion is complete (FDA).
Is it safe the buy the abortion pill online?
The FDA has abortion pill regulations to protect your health and wellbeing. The FDA warns about buying the abortion pill online because it bypasses the safeguards created to protect you.
The abortion pill online could include chemicals not verified and not have listed risks/side effects. The dosage could also be less effective than the standard abortion pill. This could be deadly and cause an incomplete abortion. Many of these online abortion pill providers are overseas and do not follow FDA guidelines.
Buying the abortion pill online will not allow a doctor to oversee or provide medical protection. Due to alarming side effects, a qualified doctor should prescribe these pills.
What should I know about the abortion pill before buying it online?
Potential risks of medication abortion:
- 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
- Allergic reaction to medication
Potential side effects of medication abortion:
Ultrasound will provide needed information about your pregnancy
An ultrasound reveals the placement of your pregnancy, the viability, and how far along you are. Receiving an ultrasound is necessary for moving forward with your pregnancy decision because the stage of your pregnancy could determine what you can do next. It will also bring to your attention any potential health concerns, such as an ectopic or tubal pregnancy.
The staff at Robbinsdale Women’s Center promises to treat you with kindness, respect, and genuine care. We want to be your first step on this new journey. Schedule a no-cost confidential pregnancy test with an ultrasound at Robbinsdale Women’s Center. Our medical staff is here to serve you with the information and services you need to make an educated pregnancy choice. Talk to us today to schedule an appointment.