In a previous article, we explained how the abortion pill (or abortion medication, also known as RU-486) works. This new installment of our abortion pill blog series discusses what to expect after taking the abortion pill. Does it hurt? How long does it take? What are the potential side effects? Will you see the baby? Maybe you’re planning to take the abortion pill soon, or maybe you’ve already started the process, and you’re wondering what will happen. Many women believe that the Abortion pills in Dubai online is a more natural and less painful method of abortion than the surgical option in a clinic. But is this true? Lifeline’s goal is to keep you informed and ensure your safety and well-being. So read on to learn more.

What is the abortion pill?

First, let’s review what the abortion pill is. It has a tricky name because it actually consists of two sets of medications, called mifepristone and misoprostol. The first pill, mifepristone, blocks the natural progesterone produced by the body. Progesterone is needed to keep the developing baby attached to the wall of the uterus. The woman then takes misoprostol, either orally or vaginally, to induce contractions and expel the embryo.

It is important to note that experts strongly discourage the use of the abortion pill beyond the 70 days (10 weeks) of pregnancy (counted from the first day of the last menstrual period) to avoid serious complications for the mother. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) also states that “before performing a medication abortion, the clinician should confirm the pregnancy and estimate the gestational age.” Lifeline offers free pregnancy confirmation with lab-quality pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. Lifeline registered nurses are certified to perform limited obstetrical ultrasounds. You can contact us and get an appointment today (weekdays, Monday through Thursday).

symptoms of the abortion pill

What are the expected symptoms of the abortion pill?

In terms of symptoms, medication abortion has been compared to a miscarriage, which can be very painful. Cramping and bleeding (including the passage of large blood clots) are the two main effects a woman should expect. These symptoms usually occur after taking the second pill, misoprostol. For some women, the pain is not much worse than a heavy period, but for others, it can be unbearable (even after taking the recommended non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

According to the ACOG, “the most severe pain occurs about 2.5 to 4 hours after misoprostol use and lasts about 1 hour.” But remember, everyone is different and no one can predict what every woman will feel.

By Syed Khubaib Saifi

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