At Access Health Center, we offer the Abortion Pill or a Medical Abortion up to 7 weeks in gestation as determined by an ultrasound.
Non-surgical abortion or Medical Abortion is a series of medications. Non-surgical abortion, the RU486 or also referred to as the Medical Abortion, are performed in the first 7 weeks in the first trimester. (Mifeprex and Cyototec) are approved by the FDA for non-surgical abortion, used to terminate an early pregnancy.
This pill will block your pregnancy from developing and will terminate the pregnancy. Since there is always a statistically small chance of failure with this method, you must be willing to have a surgical abortion if the medical abortion fails. In addition, you must be able to commit to two or more visits to the office and be in good health.
In Medical Abortion, two medications are used to complete the pregnancy termination. This approach involves several steps and requires at least two office visits, good health, and immediate, reliable transportation in the event of an emergency. Medical Abortion is about 80% to 95% effective. For the small percentage of patients in which abortion does not occur or is incomplete, a Surgical Abortion (D&C) is required to complete the termination.
How does Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill work?
Mifeprex, or the Abortion Pill, blocks a hormone needed for your pregnancy to continue. It stops the growth of pregnancy. When used together with another medicine called Misoprostol, it completes the Medical Abortion Process.
How effective is Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
Mifeprex is over 90% effective.
What are the advantages of Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
Because Mifeprex comes in pill form (Abortion Pill) and is taken by mouth. Also, because it works very early in your pregnancy, Mifeprex allows you to take early action to end your pregnancy. It allows you to do the abortion at home.
What are the side effects of Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
Bleeding, cramping and passing orange size clots are all a normal part of the process. The bleeding can be heavier than a normal period and usually lasts from 9-16 days. In some cases, women may have severe bleeding and then would need to contact the clinic immediately or to the local emergency room. Your provider will instruct you on how to handle any pain, nausea, headache, vomiting, or diarrhea that could also occur.
How safe is Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
The FDA, which has tested it for both safety and effectiveness, has approved Mifeprex. In the past decade, almost 700,000 women in Europe have safely used Mifeprex to end their pregnancies. It is now approved for use in more than 23 countries.
Visit www.illinoisabortion.com and Call or Book an Appointment at Access Health Center (630)-964-0000 or Toll Free (800)-403-3033.
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