You’ll want to know the risks of any medical procedure. Experiencing complications can have long-term impacts on your physical health.

The abortion pill (medical abortion) carries certain risks. These risks increase the further you are in your pregnancy or if you have certain health conditions. 

You deserve to be safe and healthy. Pregnancy Services of Ionia County provides the information you need to protect yourself and choose the best pregnancy option. We’re in your corner.

What Should I Know About the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill uses two drugs to end a pregnancy. It is FDA-approved through ten weeks gestation. 

Mifepristone, the first drug, block progesterone. Misoprostol, taken afterward, causes uterine contractions that expel the pregnancy and related tissue from the body.

If you have this type of abortion, you’ll experience abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. You may also have other side effects like chills or a headache. But what risks could occur? 

Though these are rare, they may happen. Abortion pill-related risks include:

  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy, prolonged bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion (which may need surgical treatment)
  • An ongoing pregnancy (if the drugs don’t work)

If something feels “off” after taking abortion drugs, such as a worsening fever or dizziness, you should seek medical attention immediately. There’s no shame in getting help, especially when your health could be impacted.

Learn More Today

Pregnancy Services of Ionia County provides free and confidential services, including limited ultrasounds to verify key pregnancy details and options consultations to review abortion, adoption, and parenting.

We’ll help you find the answers you need and answer any questions. We don’t perform or refer for abortions but offer the facts on each procedure so you stay informed.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment. We’re here for you.