What is the abortion pill?
The medical abortion commonly referred to as the (abortion pill), is an early abortion method. It involves taking two sets of pills (Mifepristone and Misoprostol). These medications cause the passing of the pregnancy which resembles a miscarriage.
How to do a safe abortion with pills option one:
The first pill: (Mifepristone)
Mifepristone stops the hormone progesterone – the hormone necessary to maintain a pregnancy. Without this hormone, the pregnancy is unable to continue. After taking Mifepristone, most women can carry on with everyday life. There’s normally no side effect, however, some women experience some spotting and in rare occasions, can cause the pregnancy to pass.
Once the Mifepristone has been taken, if you change your mind about continuing with the pregnancy, we cannot guarantee a healthy pregnancy.
The second pill: (Misoprostol)
Misoprostol will be taken by mouth between 6 -48 hours after the Mifepristone. Four tablets called Misoprostol are placed in the upper gums, this causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy, like in a miscarriage.
The success rate of the treatment changes depending on the length of the interval in between taking Mifepristone and Misoprostol.
Before using the pills
- Your pregnancy is within the window of our pregnancy calculator
- You’ve reviewed all our considerations and general advice
- You have a safety plan in case of emergency
Step 1: Swallow one pill of mifepristone (200 mg)
Step 2: Wait 24-48 hours. You should wait 24 hours before using the misoprostol but wait no longer than 48 hours. While you wait, just do the things you normally do in your everyday life, like taking care of your family or going to work or school.
Step 3: Swallow a drink of water to make your mouth moist. Put the 4 misoprostol pills (200 mcg each) between your cheek and bottom gums (2 pills on each side).
Step 4: Hold them in your cheeks for 30 minutes. They may make your mouth dry or taste chalky as they dissolve. Do not eat or drink anything for these 30 minutes.
Step 5: After 30 minutes, rinse your mouth with water and drink down everything that is left of the pills.
Why Choose us
We will take a full medical history and may need you to have some tests done to ensure your safety during treatment. If you have serious medical issues, we may suggest it’s safest to have your abortion done in a hospital setting.
Our nurses and doctors are accredited professionals and experts in reproductive healthcare. Our work is strictly governed the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (amended 2008)