It May Not Be Too Late • The Pregnancy Network

It May Not Be Too Late

If you are considering taking the abortion pill (also called a medication abortion or RU-486), you owe it to yourself to be fully informed about the process. The abortion pill is typically taken to terminate a pregnancy prior to 10 weeks gestation. It consists of two separate medications: mifepristone, and misoprostol. 

The first pill, mifepristone, is typically given in the abortion doctor’s office and results in the thinning of the uterine lining and blocks nutrients to the embryo. The second pill, misoprostol, is typically taken at home and induces uterine contractions and bleeding in order to expel the embryo and pregnancy tissue. You can read more in-depth about the abortion pill by clicking here

What is Abortion Pill Reversal (APR)?

If you move forward with a medication abortion but then change your mind, you still have options. It is possible to reverse the induced abortion if action is taken with 72 hours after ingesting the first pill (mifepristone). 

Abortion pill reversal (APR) can reverse the effects of mifepristone by providing an influx of the hormone progesterone. (Remember, the first abortion pill works by blocking progesterone.) This process has had success in saving as many as 68% of pregnancies. 

What To Do If You Change Your Mind

First, do not take the second pill. Medication abortions are successful at ending pregnancies more than 95% of the time when both pills are taken. 

 Next, call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1-877-558-0333. You will be connected with a medical professional who will help you get the reversal process started. You can also visit and chat live with a representative who will help.

The doctor who provides you with progesterone will perform an ultrasound to confirm the viability of your pregnancy after the reversal. If the abortion is successfully reversed, we understand that you may still have many concerns about the future. You can call us for a free appointment. We can help connect you with prenatal care, pregnancy and parenting classes, community resources, or adoption services. 

We are here for you. Don’t wait—click or call to make an appointment today.

*All the above information was reviewed by a staff registered nurse. 

Mary Holloman

Mary Holloman

Mary is the Communications Coordinator at The Pregnancy Network.