Can I Continue My Pregnancy After Taking the Abortion Pill?
Updated: Aug 10, 2022
Making a major decision can be stressful. Sometimes people think that just picking an option will provide clarity. But what if you change your mind? Is it possible to go back?
Not all decisions are final.
Medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill, seems like one of those final decisions that cannot be undone. However, if you took the first pill of the abortion pill and are having second thoughts, it’s still your choice and we will stand by your decision.
Depending on when you took the first pill, you may still have time to change your mind and get in contact with a doctor who specializes in Abortion Pill Reversal.
Questions? We’re here to help!
If I took the first dose, can I still decide to continue my pregnancy?
Yes, if only the first dose of the abortion pill has been taken, it may be possible to stop the abortion and continue your pregnancy.
If you regret taking the abortion pill, contact the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1-877-558-0333 immediately. If it's during regular business hours, you can also contact us first so we can connect you with our medical director who is an APR provider.
We believe that it’s still a woman’s decision and women deserve a second chance at their choice. No one should feel forced to continue an abortion they do not want.
How does the abortion pill reversal work?
The first pill of a chemical abortion, mifepristone, blocks the effects of progesterone, a hormone necessary for a pregnancy to thrive. The second pill, misoprostol, expels the fetus.
The abortion pill reversal process involves a prescription for progesterone to counteract the mifepristone.
Women typically need to start the protocol within 24 hours of taking mifepristone for the abortion pill reversal to be successful. According to Abortion Pill Rescue Network, there have also been successful reversals when treatment was starting within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill.
Is it safe to stop or reverse the abortion pill?
Yes. Bioidentical progesterone has been used to safely support healthy pregnancies since the 1950s, receiving FDA approval in 1998.
Today, progesterone treatment is commonly used to reduce the risk of premature birth and recurring miscarriage. In addition, progesterone supplementation is an expected part of the management of IVF pregnancies after embryo transfer and has an extensive safety record.
How much does it cost?
Your only cost is for the progesterone prescription. Costs can depend on the progesterone used. Insurance plans may cover treatment. However, if insurance does not cover it, we will make sure you get the treatment you need regardless of the cost.
What is the success rate of abortion pill reversal?
Initial studies of APR have shown it has a 64-68% success rate.
According to Abortion Pill Rescue Network, “Without the APR treatment, the first abortion pill may fail to abort the pregnancy on its own. In other words, your pregnancy may continue even without APR if you decide not to take the second abortion drug likely prescribed or provided to you. APR has been shown to increase the chances of allowing the pregnancy to continue. However, the outcome of your particular reversal attempt cannot be guaranteed.”
Your Next Steps
If you are looking for options after taking the first dose of the abortion pill, contact us or the Abortion Pill Reversal Network to learn about what steps to take next.
Bottom line, if you decide to continue your pregnancy, it’s still your choice. Contact us to learn more.