Feeling sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity,….that is the definition of regret. Nobody plans to be in a position in life where they feel regret, but it happens to all of us sometimes. We make decisions and almost immediately know that we’ve done the wrong thing.
But what do you do when the thing you regret is taking the abortion pill? Is there any way to undo what you have done? The answer to that question may be yes, depending on your circumstances.
Medical abortions (abortions that are done by taking a series of pills), are the most common type of abortion in the United States, making up about 40% of all abortions that occur. The pills involved in a medical abortion are called Mifepristone, followed within 24-72 hours by a medicine called Misoprostol. Mifepristone and Misoprostol must be taken within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy to be effective. Mifepristone works by blocking your body’s progesterone, which is necessary for a healthy pregnancy to continue, and Misoprostol causes your uterus to contract.
There is a treatment available called Abortion Pill Reversal. It is a time sensitive treatment, but if you start it within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill, you have a chance of reversing the effects of the pill and having a successful pregnancy. According to the best available statistics, APR (abortion pill reversal) is effective in up to 62% of cases when it is started within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill.
APR involves taking Progesterone (the natural hormone that is present in normal pregnancy) for the first trimester to overcome the effects of Mifepristone. Progesterone is often taken during pregnancy in cases of IVF treatment or with women who have a high risk of miscarriage, so it is considered to be a safe treatment during pregnancy if prescribed properly.
If this is you, and you have taken the first abortion pill and regret your decision, there is help available. Call us at Advice and Aid for more information on Abortion Pill Reversal, 913-962-0200, or schedule your appointment with us online right away and we will set up an appointment immediately. You can also learn about Abortion Pill Reversal on our website here.