Chemical Abortion FAQs

As chemical abortions / the abortion pill become more accessible, we want you to have the most accurate and honest information before you decide how to move forward with your pregnancy. As a free pregnancy clinic, Community Pregnancy Clinics provides answers, options, and compassion.

What is a chemical abortion?

  • Two-pill process intended to kill and expel a developing child from the womb in the first trimester of pregnancy  
  • The first pill is prescribed within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy
  • The second pill is taken 6-48 hours after the first pill 
  • Can be dangerous to the health and life of the mother

How does a chemical abortion work?

  • The first pill blocks the flow of progesterone which provides the necessary nutrients to sustain a pregnancy
  • The second pill starts contractions for a woman to expel the baby 

What are the risks?

  • Incomplete abortion

In an incomplete abortion, the woman may not expel all or parts of the baby and placenta which can lead to infection, prolonged heavy bleeding, and possibly death.

  • Undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is when an embryo implants somewhere other than in the mother’s uterus (often in the fallopian tube). If a woman is unaware of her ectopic pregnancy and takes the abortion pills, her health will be in danger since her ectopic pregnancy symptoms would be masked by the severe pain and bleeding associated with the chemical abortion. The embryo could continue to grow until the woman’s fallopian tube ruptures, potentially taking the woman’s life, as well as the baby’s.

Is it too late to go back if I took the first abortion pill?

  • Community Pregnancy Clinics has had several abortion pill rescue pregnancies and healthy babies. If you have changed your mind and take the abortion pill reversal within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill, it is not too late to reverse the effects. 

Our clinics are located in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, and Gainesville. Make an appointment with us today and find out all the information about each of your pregnancy options.

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