- Both abortion pills, mifepristone and misoprostol, are usually used in order to terminate a pregnancy. Mifepristone causes the embryo to detach from the uterus thereby cutting off essential nutrients and oxygen carried by the blood. Misoprostol is then taken two days later and triggers the evacuation of the embryo remnants through the vagina. This often appears as
a heavy period.
It is advisable that you consult with your medical practitioner for a further understanding of how the abortion pill works.
Is the Abortion Pill safe?
- The abortion pill is usually safer than a medical abortion or surgical abortion but should only be considered in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Like any procedure, use of the abortion pill can result in complications but if used under the supervision of a medical doctor, the chances of complications are greatly reduced. Your doctor will be best suited to handle any complications should they arise.
Dangers and Side Effects of the Abortion Pills
- Common side effects include abdominal pain, cramping, bleeding and spotting for up to 2 weeks after using the abortion pill. Other side effects that may occur include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, Diarrhoea, fatigue and fevers. Side effects may not occur in every case and if you are experiencing any symptoms that are persisting, you should consult with your medical doctor immediately.
The abortion pill may cause a disturbance in your normal menstrual cycle in some users but usually, there are no significant dangers associated with using the abortion pill. However, using the abortion pill without the supervision of a medical practitioner or after 8 weeks of pregnancy can be dangerous. Uncontrollable bleeding, severe cramping and infections can arise without correct supervision and for this reason, you should never buy or use the abortion pill from illegal sources.
Always consult with your doctor or a qualified staff at a family planning clinic before you commence with any abortion method.
- Abortion Aftercare general Check-up
Abortion aftercare helps you pay more attention to both your emotional and physical health. although there will usually be a little pain and bleeding, recovery usually happens fairly quickly for most women after an Abortion. Most women bleed for around 1-2 weeks after Abortion, use sanitary towels during this time. Bleeding will be like a normal menstrual period and you may also pass some small blood clots. In most cases the bleeding will then stop but you may experience spotting until your next period. Should you experience any of the following symptoms below. Please call our Aftercare Line immediately.
• lasting pain
• Abdominal tenderness
• Discoloured or smelly vaginal discharge
• Continuous heavy bleeding that soaks 2 or more pads
Recovery After Abortion
Most women experience off and on cramping for about a week after an abortion. Take ibuprofen and paracetamol to control pain if necessary. You can buy these over-the-counter pain medicines from a pharmacy, supermarket and other shops without a prescription. Please remember that there are 2 strengths of ibuprofen tablets. Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with these medicines, and take them as directed.
You can take paracetamol and ibuprofen together if the recommended dose of either medicine alone is not controlling your pain. If these medicines are not controlling your pain please call the clinic. Eating Fruits Make sure that you get used to eating healthy fruits after an abortion has been conducted.
After an abortion, most women feel relieved, but some may also feel sad or guilty. It is a good idea to have someone with you afterwards so if you do need support, you have someone you know and trust to help you along. If you feel you need to talk to someone, you can call us to make an appointment for post-abortion counselling. This is a free service for women who have had treatment at our Abortion Clinics
You can take a bath or shower as normal. Take care if you have a bath in the 24 hours following a general anaesthetic, you will need to make sure someone is around to keep an eye on you, in case you are still feeling drowsy. Most women will be fit and well enough to return to normal activities within a day or two. Our best advice is to rest until you feel able to return to your normal routine.
To reduce the risk of infection we advise against having sex for 1-2 weeks, but if this is not possible then a condom must be used to avoid infection. Fertility returns almost immediately after an abortion, so it’s important to use contraception if you do not want to get pregnant.
Your next period
Your next menstrual period will begin 4-6 weeks after your treatment. If you have not had a period of 4 weeks after your treatment, you should do a pregnancy test. If it is a positive ring the clinic or Aftercare Line. It’s important to remember that any bleeding immediately after your treatment is not a period.
Aftercare Line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our nurses are available to answer all your questions or if you are worried about anything at all.
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