Are you considering an at-home abortion?  The abortion pill is actually two different medications: Mifepristone (RU-486) and Misoprostol. These medications are United States FDA approved for a non-surgical abortion up to 10 weeks from the last menstrual period. There are various factors that will impact your decision on the type of abortion procedure. Each procedure costs at least $400, and often more. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our medical professionals are here to help you understand the abortion pill and your at-home abortion options. Get the facts. Book your Appointment

The abortion pill (Mifepristone) works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is required for a pregnancy to continue. When progesterone is blocked, the connection with the uterus is lost, thus causing the death of the embryo.

The FDA requires a single medical office visit. If the abortion provider determines that the abortion pill is right for you, he/she will give you the Mifepristone to take orally, which will cause the death of the baby over the next few days.

Next, a day or two later, Misoprostol tablets are taken at home or at the abortion provider’s office.  These tablets are placed inside the cheeks and given time to absorb. This drug causes the uterus to contract, and the baby is expelled.  Cramping may be severe, and vaginal bleeding usually lasts for one to two weeks.

“Abortion pills are available from your abortion provider, as well as online pharmacies.  However, buying the abortion pill online is not recommended, and can be dangerous. Did you know that drugs that are sold online are not subject to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) manufacturing controls or the FDA’s inspection of those facilities? There is no way for you to be sure what these medications contain.

Some websites claim to provide instructions on how you can have your own abortion at home. Following these instructions can be dangerous and may or may not end your pregnancy.

It is also very important that you follow up with the abortion provider one to two weeks after you take the abortion pills to determine if the abortion is complete.  If the abortion is not complete, you will need to have a D & C to remove any residual uterine contents to prevent further bleeding and/or infection.”

The Morning-After Pill or Plan B One-Step is a drug that contains a high dose of progesterone (levonorgestrel) and is intended to be taken as soon as possible within the first 72 hours after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Plan B may prevent ovulation, it may affect the lining of your fallopian tubes so that sperm cannot reach the egg, and it may irritate the lining of your uterus, making it harder for the embryo to implant in your uterus.

RU-486 is one of the medications in the abortion pill. RU-486 is Mifepristone. Misoprostol is the other drug in the abortion pill. The name RU-486 is derived from an abbreviation for the pharmaceutical company Roussel-Uclaf plus a serial number. These medications are FDA approved for a non-surgical abortion up to 10 weeks from the last menstrual period.

Abortion clinics in the Northern Virginia area charge between $400 and $500 for the abortion pill. If the abortion pill is not effective, you may need a D & C, which may include additional costs.
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The abortion pill regimen does not always cause an abortion. Failure rate increases with advancing gestational age (how far along you are). It is very important to follow up with your abortion provider to make sure the abortion is complete. If the abortion is not complete, you will need to have a D & C to remove any residual uterine contents to prevent further bleeding and/or infection.

Many women ask about the side effects and risks of the abortion pill. Cramping may be severe, and bleeding usually lasts one to two weeks. It is possible that the patient may see identifiable parts of the fetus expelled if the patient is beyond 8 weeks from her last LMP.

Typical side effects are abdominal pain, severe cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, fever, and chills.

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Abortion pills are available from your abortion provider, as well as online pharmacies.

However, buying the abortion pill online is not recommended, and can be dangerous. Did you know that drugs that are sold online are not subject to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) manufacturing controls or the FDA’s inspection of those facilities? There is no way for you to be sure what these medications contain.

Some websites claim to provide instructions on how you can have your own abortion at home. Following these instructions can be dangerous and may or may not end your pregnancy.

Get the facts. Talk to us today.

If you change your mind about a pregnancy, it may not be too late. Some doctors have started using natural progesterone to counteract the abortion pill’s effects. Some women have successfully continued their pregnancies and given birth to healthy babies, while under a doctor’s care, even after taking the first mifepristone pill.

The use of progesterone is still being studied. Don’t try to counteract the abortion pill without the assistance of a medical professional. Learn more at abortionpillreversal.com or contact your OB/GYN.

The FDA has approved the use of the abortion pill up to 10 weeks from your LMP. It’s very important that you know how long you are. Contact us today for a free appointment to determine if you are eligible for the abortion pill. Book Appointment

The abortion pill will not end an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the embryo implants outside the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube. If this condition is not treated early, there could be a risk of the tube rupturing, internal hemorrhage, and sometimes death.

The abortion pill regimen does not always cause an abortion. Failure rate increases with advancing gestational age/how far along you are. It is very important to follow up with your abortion provider to make sure the abortion is complete. If the abortion is not complete, you will need to have a D & C to remove any residual uterine contents to prevent further bleeding and/or infection.

The second pill of the abortion pill regimen, Misoprostol, causes the uterus to contract. This will cause abdominal pain and severe cramping.

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