Questions And Answers

How many weeks into your pregnancy can you do a medical abortion?

Abortion pills are effective for up to 9 weeks of gestation. For any further gestation, you should perform surgical abortion.

Is it difficult to do an abortion by yourself at home?

Yes. If you have understood the procedure of medical pregnancy termination, you can consume abortion pills at home and undergo the procedure.

Does medical abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

Medical abortion does not increase the risk of breast cancer directly or indirectly.

How can I prevent a future unwanted pregnancy?

Yes. Using any contraception method, you can prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Following are a few pregnancy prevention methods:

  • Birth control pills
  • Condoms
  • Nuvaring
  • Emergency contraceptive pills.

What are abortion pills?

There are two forms of abortion pills. The first form includes the following abortion pills:

  • a. Mifepristone
  • b. Mifeprex
  • c. Generic RU 486

The second type of abortion pills are as follow:

  • a. Misoprostol
  • b. Cytotec

For a successful termination of pregnancy, you should take any one pill of the first group and 1 pill from the second group. For ex. Mifepristone and Misoprostol.

How should you administer the Mifepristone pill?

Take one tablet of 200 mg orally with water.

How should you administer the Misoprostol pill?

Take four tablets of 200 mcg through either of the following ways:

  • a. Keep the pills in the cheek pouches for half an hour.
  • c. Insert the pills into the vagina for half an hour.

What are the benefits of abortion pills?

The medical abortion method allows you to be performed at home. You can easily find abortion pills at home and administer them with complete privacy. Additionally, the side effects of abortion pills are only a few and they get healed soon after the procedure.

How can one know the completion of the medical abortion procedure?

Cramps in the abdominal area and vaginal bleeding are the two symptoms that pregnancy termination procedure is getting complete. That being true, it is advised that you check the efficacy of abortion pills through a pregnancy test.

What are the side effects of abortion pills?

  • a. Fever
  • b. Diarrhea
  • c. Excessive bleeding
  • d. Vomiting
  • e. Nausea

When should you confirm the pregnancy termination?

Confirming your pregnancy status immediately after the procedure may not give you accurate results. You are advised to check it at least 10 days after the procedure.

Can you breastfeed during abortion?

No, the components of Misoprostol may pass into the milk that you would breastfeed, hence it must be avoided. You can collect your breast milk before you take the pills and administer it while undergoing the procedure.