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Change of Heart? Abortion Pill Reversal

If you’re researching information on Abortion Pill Reversal (APR), kudos to you! Education is empowering and can help you make the best decisions for yourself!  But also, if you’re Googling APR we understand that this can be a heart-wrenching place to be.  Rest assured that we are here to help.

We work with women every day who are facing unexpected pregnancies. Each client has three choices in front of her (abortion, parenting, and adoption), and while no option is easy, our clients make their choice based on what they determine, at that time, to be the best decision for themselves and their unique situations.  And for those who choose abortion, regret can be a common side effect.  Doubts about their decision can show up months or years after the fact.  For some, the doubts can show up right away, sometimes even as they swallow the first abortion pill. 

And if a woman has a change of heart, we are here to help.

What is Abortion Pill Reversal?

The first thing to know is that Abortion Pill Reversal is a medical protocol that has been around for approximately 10 years.  It has gained recent momentum due to its success.  

Understanding how the abortion pill works may be helpful in understanding APR.  The abortion pill, also known as RU486, is a medical abortion. Although referred to by many as an abortion pill singular, it actually consists of two medications that are prescribed by a licensed medical doctor. The abortion pill is administered in pregnancies between 6 and 10 weeks gestation.  Several steps are involved: 

First, a pill called Mifepristone is taken while at the clinic. This blocks the hormone progesterone that your body naturally produces.  This thins the lining of the uterus and stops the growth of the fetus.

One to two days later, the second pill, Misoprostol, is taken.  The doctor or nurse will describe when and how to take it. This medicine will cause bleeding and severe cramping in order to expel the pregnancy.  It is normal to see large blood clots; identifiable fetal body parts may be visualized.  A follow-up appointment is advised to confirm that the abortion was complete.   

For those who change their mind after the first abortion pill (but before the second), Abortion Pill Reversal is an option which has been successful in the reversal of many medical abortions.  APR is a medical protocol that works to counter the effects of Mifepristone by utilizing progesterone, which is commonly administered to expecting women to reduce the risk of miscarriage. 

What if I Changed my mind?

With APR, prompt medical intervention is important, so if you or are friend are reconsidering your abortion choice, call us today.  The goal is to start the APR process within 24 hours after taking the first abortion pill. However, there have been many successful reversals when treatment was started within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill.  Our medical staff is ready to help, so give us a call or a text.  

If you’d like more information, you can contact Abortion Pill Reversal Network directly.

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, there is often not an easy option.  Little Way is here to support you and provide the medical services and education to help you make the best decision for yourself.    

And the best news is that APR (and other key services like pregnancy tests and ultrasounds) are available free of charge. So, go ahead, pick up the phone.  Time is of the essence.  We look forward to hearing from you. You can do this. Make an appointment today.

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