If you have started the medication abortion process but are now starting to second-guess your decision, you’re not alone. Many women decide to reverse the process after taking the first pill, mifepristone, in the medication abortion regimen.

There may still be time to reverse this decision with progesterone therapy, which can reverse the abortion if taken in time. Keep reading to determine your eligibility for this protocol.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

The abortion pill is only prescribed up to 10 weeks (70 days) into your pregnancy. Mifepristone is the first medication in the process, which blocks the hormone progesterone from reaching the pregnancy. When the fetus stops receiving this hormone, the pregnancy ends.

Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later. The purpose of this medication is to expel the fetus after the pregnancy has ended. This happens by forcing the uterus to contract to empty it of all its pregnancy remnants.

How Does Abortion Reversal Work?

Timing is essential and abortion pill reversal (APR) is most effective only when the first abortion pill, mifepristone, has been taken.

Just as mifepristone acts as an antiprogestin, APR floods the pregnancy with progesterone to attempt to counteract the abortion medication. Ideally, this process starts within 24 hours of taking mifepristone but it can be effective within 72 hours of taking the first pill.

Is Abortion Pill Reversal Safe?

The reversal process is very safe. For women with early pregnancies whose progesterone levels are too low, progesterone therapy has been used for more than 50 years. 

As far as its success, one study of over 750 patients who took APR showed a success rate of 64% of women who wished to reverse their pregnancy. Their pregnancies reached full gestation with no apparent risk of birth defects or undesired effects as a result of the reversal.

It’s never a guarantee that this protocol will always be successful, but it can be highly effective, especially if administered soon after taking the abortion medication.

If you are in the time window of up to 72 hours after taking the abortion pill and are reconsidering, please call 877-558-0333 today and the hotline associate will help you right away.

Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment in the Freeport and Rockford areas (Loves Park).