abortion pill reversal

Can the Abortion Pill be Reversed?

In the chaos of an unplanned pregnancy, it can be easy to make a snap decision out of fear. But, what if you have second thoughts after the initial shock wears off?

If you’ve taken the first half of the abortion pill, but changed your mind, know that you still have options! Abortion pill reversal treatment may be the right choice for you. Keep reading to learn more.

How Does Abortion Pill Reversal Work?

As the name suggests, abortion pill reversal is a process that counteracts the effects of the first dose of the abortion pill, mifepristone.

Mifepristone stops your body from producing the hormone progesterone, which enables the body to maintain the pregnancy. In abortion pill reversal, your doctor prescribes a progesterone pill to provide the body with extra progesterone, which helps the pregnancy to continue.

 

 

What is the Abortion Pill Reversal Success Rate?

Initial studies have shown a success rate of 64% to 68%[1]. However, the results of your specific situation vary.

When Should I Start the Abortion Pill Reversal Process?

Ideally, you should start the process within 24 hours of taking mifepristone[2]. But, don’t let that discourage you! There have been successful cases where treatment was started within 72 hours of taking the first half of the abortion pill!

What are the Side Effects of Abortion Pill Reversal?

Although progesterone is a natural hormone, you may still experience some side effects from the abortion pill reversal treatment, such as[2]:

Lack of energy
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Headaches
Gastrointestinal discomfort

Be sure to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest to alleviate your symptoms! It’s also important to note that some forms of progesterone include peanut oil. If you have a peanut allergy, let your doctor know before starting the reversal process so they can provide you with an alternative form of progesterone.

How Much Does Abortion Pill Reversal Cost?

The cost of your treatment depends on the type of progesterone your doctor prescribes and your insurance coverage. 

In cases of financial hardship, the Abortion Pill Reversal Network will help you find ways to reduce the cost of the treatment.

Learn More About Abortion Pill Reversal at Thrive Women’s Clinic

You aren’t in this alone. Thrive Women’s Clinic is here to help you explore all of your pregnancy options, so you can make an informed and empowered decision! 

If you’ve already taken the abortion pill but are having second thoughts, time is of the essence. Give us a call at (214) 343-9263 to get started!

Sources

  1. Delgado, G., Condly, S. J., Davenport, M., Tinnakornsrisuphap, T., Mack, J., Khauv, V., & Zhou, P. S. (2018). A case series detailing the successful reversal of the effects of mifepristone using progesterone. Issues in law & medicine. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30831017/   

 

  1. Frequently Asked Questions. Abortion Pill Reversal. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.abortionpillreversal.com/abortion-pill-reversal/faq