Morning After Pill

The Abortion Pill

RU-486 (The “Abortion Pill”)

The so-called “abortion pill” is actually a combination therapy consisting of two medications.

  • The first medication, called mifepristone, is a pill you take at the abortion clinic. This medication blocks the essential reproductive hormone, progesterone, initiating endometrial erosion.  This means the growing placenta and fetus are broken away from the lining of your uterus depriving your baby of the oxygen and nutrients he or she needs to survive.
  • The second medication, called misoprostol, is taken 1 to 2 days after mifepristone and causes the dilation of your cervix and induces contractions, cramping and heavy bleeding as your baby is expelled from your uterus. Most women abort within 4 to 5 hours of taking misoprostol, but severe bleeding and cramping can continue for several weeks. You may see large blood clots and fetal tissue/parts discharged from your vagina as the abortion takes place.

As with many new drugs, once they are marketed and used in thousands or even millions of individuals it is more likely that rare adverse effects or major complications can occur.  Some of these adverse effects range in severity from minor to life threatening.  In 2016, the FDA reported that there had been reports of a women who suffered from infection, heart attacks, and death.

As with all approved drugs, when the FDA receives new information regarding adverse events, the agency reviews the new information and, as appropriate, provides updates to doctors and their patients so that they have information on how to use the drug safely. read more

Abortion Pill Reversal

Abortion Pill Reversal

Have you taken the first dose of the Abortion Pill, Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU-486)?  Do you regret your decision and wish you could reverse the effects of the abortion pill?  We have good news – there is an effective process for reversing the abortion pill, called Abortion Pill Reversal.

Call us right now at 719.544.9312 so we can talk with you and offer you help.

We understand that an unplanned pregnancy can be scary and you may have made your decision when you were terrified and stressed.  We also understand that after some time to think about it, many women change their minds about a medication abortion.  It may not be too late, so give us a call. read more

Frequently Asked Questions about Abortion Reversal

Frequently Asked Questions about Abortion Reversal

Is it too late to reverse the abortion pill?

The goal is to start the reversal treatment within the first 24 hours of taking the abortion pill, Mifepristone, also known as RU-486.  However, there have been many successful reversals when treatment was started within 72 hours of taking the abortion pill.  Even if 72 hours have passed, please call us at (719)544-9312 or after hours call the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline at (877)558-0333.  We are here to help.  It may not be too late.

The abortion clinic said I have to complete the abortion; is that true? read more

Need to Know About the Morning-After Pill?

Need to Know About the Morning-After Pill?

What is the morning-after pill?

The morning-after pill is a form of emergency contraception, which is also called Plan B One-Step®. Emergency contraception is any type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure (e.g. a broken condom) to attempt to prevent pregnancy.

Your body and your health are important, so take time to make the best decision.  Give us a call at 719.544.9312 for a confidential discussion about your options.

Is the morning-after pill effective?

One study conducted by Plan B One-Step® found that 84% of expected pregnancies were prevented1. The makers of the drug claim that 7 out of 8 women who would have gotten pregnant, did not2. These figures are based on estimates of when ovulation might have occurred. read more

Need to Know About ella®?

Need to Know About ella®?

What is ella®?

ella® is a form of emergency contraception. This means it is a type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse or suspected contraceptive failure (e.g. a broken condom) to prevent pregnancy. It cannot be purchased over-the-counter and is only available by prescription in the United States. ella® is not intended for routine use as a contraceptive.1 It is only to be used for a single episode of unprotected sex.2 

Give us a call at 719.544.9312.  We are here to listen to your questions and talk about your options. read more