Abortion at Home
Updated: Aug 23
If you’re thinking that it would be so much easier and safer to order supplies online to end your pregnancy at home, here are a few things to consider:
Pregnancy confirmation: If you are not 100% sure you’re pregnant, it is unwise to take any medications to terminate a pregnancy without the oversight of your doctor. It is important to have a professional exam to determine exactly where you are in your pregnancy, and to rule out any serious complications such as ectopic pregnancy (where the egg attaches to the fallopian tube instead of the uterus).
Timing: Medication abortion is effective up to 9 weeks. This is also why it is important to ensure that your doctor helps you identify exactly how long you’ve been pregnant. If you take medication that won’t be fully effective you open yourself up to much more serious risks.
Side effects: You know how your mood, health, and perspective change when you’re in various points of your cycle? This is normal, although some of us experience more symptoms than others. When you take the pills involved in a medication abortion you are introducing much higher levels of hormones into your body than it is equipped to handle. It can make you very sick, cause serious pain, and hemorrhaging (bleeding that won’t stop) which can be life-threatening. Additionally, if it doesn’t work properly in forcing your body to miscarry, parts of tissues and things can remain in your body causing infection and may lead to requiring surgical procedures and much more serious treatment. This leads to time away from work and life.
As difficult as it may be to face the fact that you are, or may be, pregnant. Please consider your own health and well-being, and don’t resort to buying drugs online.
Call us at Alpha Omega Center, we’ll be glad to walk alongside you and help you find a medical professional you can trust to give you excellent, trustworthy care.