How To Abort Pregnancy In First Week
It’s hard enough to decide whether or not to go through with having a child. Abortion rights activists argue that making this decision should be easier than deciding whether or not to go through with getting married. After all, there’s no blood involved and no one gets hurt. But some states disagree. A study conducted by researchers at Boston University found that 20 percent of state legislatures had passed laws restricting access to abortion pills. These laws made it harder for women to choose their own path toward ending their pregnancies. This article will show you what options you have if you’re looking to abort your baby during the first week of pregnancy.
First off, let’s talk about why abortions happen in the first place. According to Planned Parenthood, most women don’t use contraception consistently because they don’t want to become parents too soon. They also don’t like side effects of birth control methods such as nausea, weight gain, acne, mood changes, cramps, etc., which cause them to miss periods. Some women also feel pressured into having children early by family members. However, many other women who do not experience these symptoms choose to have an abortion. This is usually done medically using Misoprostol, Mifepristone, or a combination of both drugs.
Misoprostal is used primarily for medical abortions, but can also be used for surgical ones. It causes uterine contractions that expel a fetus from the uterus within 24 hours. Side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bleeding, dizziness, and headache. Women can take the drug at home under supervision of a doctor, nurse, or midwife who monitors their vitals throughout the process. If the woman feels any discomfort, she can call 911 immediately. This drug can only be taken at clinics. You must wait until the clinic staff gives you the OK before taking the drug.
Mifepristone is often combined with another drug called prostaglandin and misoprostol. Once administered, mifepristone blocks progesterone receptors needed for implantation of fertilized eggs. Withdrawal of the hormone progesterone stops the embryo from attaching itself to the wall of the uterus. This allows the body to start breaking down tissues necessary for a complete miscarriage of the pregnancy. Mifepristone does not work alone for cases that occur earlier than seven weeks gestation. Mifepristone treatment can be given over the phone or online. Patients can expect to return to the clinic three to four days later for follow-up care.
Both drugs can help reduce complications. However, if you are considering an abortion procedure, consult your physician. He or she will provide information on the risks associated with each method. Your health might dictate which type of drug to use.
If you’ve decided you’d rather terminate your pregnancy now, you’ll need to make sure you have transportation home, money to pay for gas and lodging, and someone to stay with while you’re away from home. Make sure you have a copy of your appointment card so you won’t forget anything important. Also, check out our list of resources for finding support.
Some states require you to have a signed consent form before administering either drug. Check with your local hospital or clinic to find out if you need one.
You can obtain an abortion pill prescription from your healthcare provider. You can then purchase the two tablets from a pharmacy without seeing a doctor. There are several pharmacies that carry the two drugs, including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Safeway, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Costco, Kroger, Meijer, Albertsons, and City Market. You can even order them through Amazon.com.
Once you have obtained your prescription, ask around for advice. Talk to friends and family who’ve already gone through the process. Ask questions. Don’t just hand the pills over to the person at the counter at the store. Take notes on how long it took. How much did the procedure cost? Were you uncomfortable in any way? Did anyone give you trouble once you arrived back at your hotel room? Write everything down. Then write down your impressions of the entire experience. You’ll need something tangible to refer back to if you ever encounter problems.
For those interested in terminating their pregnancy later in life, we have previously covered how to induce labor naturally. We’ve also discussed how to perform a D&E procedure – the safest method of late term abortion.
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