Medication Abortion

Commonly known as “abortion by pill” medication (or non-surgical abortion) involves taking a combination of medications called Mifeprex and Misoprostol. This option is available to clients who are in the first trimester of their pregnancy up to 10 weeks.

What to Expect

Complete paperwork

Ultrasound exam

Lab work: We will perform routine blood tests before the procedure.  

Private counseling sessionWe strongly believe in every person’s right to choose the outcome of their pregnancy and support them in whatever decision they make. If you are undecided we provide resources and counseling to support you through this time. We will not perform an abortion on a patient who has not made a decision of their own free will or who is not ready to make a decision. If a pregnant person is firm in their decision then the counselor reviews informed consent, answers questions about the procedure, explores birth control options, if needed, and reviews after care instructions.

Abortion Procedure:

  • You will take a pill called Mifeprex under doctor supervision at the clinic. Mifeprex works by blocking progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone necessary for pregnancy to continue.
  • 24 to 48 hours later, at home, the patient will take another medication, Misoprostol, a prostaglandin that causes uterine contractions and the pregnancy will be expelled. You will experience cramping and bleeding through this time.

 

Follow-up Visit

Approximately one week after taking the Misoprostol, the patient returns to the clinic for a follow-up visit to make sure the pregnancy has successfully ended. The follow-up visit includes a sonogram, and is an important step in the process and may include additional lab work.

 

Aftercare

Many women feel strong menstrual-type cramping for about 4 to 24 hours after administration of the Misoprostol. If so, we will give you a prescription to help relieve this pain. You will receive specific aftercare instructions at the end of your appointment. You can also read them here. In case of an emergency, please contact us at 404-728-7900 or 1-800-877-6013.

 

Make an appointment

Call 404-728-900 or 1-800-877-6013 to make an appointment with us. You can schedule your appointment in Spanish too. Our trained health educators will assist you with setting up an appointment at your convenience and will answer any questions you may have. More appointment information here.