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All About Medical Abortion, Its Use, and Availability

Medical abortion or pregnancy termination with pills involves the use of two types of medications – Mifepristone and Misoprostol. You can follow this combination treatment for non-invasive expelling of pregnancy portions from the womb. But the pregnancy has to be intrauterine and within 63 days of gestation. Since 2000, the popularity of in-home procedure with these pills have increased after the FDA approval. Especially, in the United States, self-medical abortion is common and widely available, and several other parts of the world also have provisions for the same. Mifepristone is sold under the brand name RU486 and Mifeprex. It is an anti-progesterone and blocks the pregnancy hormone. The endometrial lining sheds and the embryo does not stay attached to the uterus wall, rather, the implantation comes to an end. In the next step of medical abortion after 24 to 48 hours, you must take Misoprostol (Cytolog), a prostaglandin E1 analog…

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My Abortion Story

Journey From Unwanted Pregnancy to Medical Abortion in Texas

I am a 23 years old woman from Texas. Just a year back I got promoted in my workplace and was enjoying my role as tour guide manager. My job required me to travel to places and though it paid me well, I had odd working hours. Yet, everything was going well. I had my parents elsewhere and lived off with my boyfriend in a comfortable apartment. But then, he lost his job and became ill-tempered. And one fine day, he decided he could not take it anymore and needed a break from everything, including us. He was not sure if he would return. I was aghast, and even the news of pregnancy which I had shared with him earlier that week, did not change his mind. Now I was a single person with a baby to think of and a busy schedule and no love or other support left….

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Is abortion pill really safe for women health?

Be it a medical method or surgical, women’s health should be of utmost importance in an abortion procedure. There have been fatal cases where women terminated their pregnancies through unsafe measures. Medical abortion is indeed not one of them. Mifepristone and Misoprostol are safe abortion pills approved by medical experts for terminating an unwanted pregnancy.  What are the side effects of abortion pills?  The side effects of abortion pills include nausea, excessive bleeding, vomiting, bloated breasts, headache, etc. These side effects typically remain for around a few hours or a couple of days.  Also, not every woman undergoing the medical abortion procedure has to face the side effects of abortion pills. The after-effects vary in every case. Most women recover from the side effects without taking any medications. In other cases, simple pain-killers and antibiotics help mitigate the impact of abortion pill side effects. Do not take any medications without…

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Will my abortion make me infertile in the future?

Dealing with an unwanted pregnancy is a serious concern for any woman. Whichever decision she makes, her future always concerns her. Speaking of pregnancy termination, if abortion will affect her fertility is one of the biggest concerns.  This blog helps you understand how abortion can have an impact on women’s bodies and how it impacts women’s fertility. Surgical abortion: Be it suction or dilation, surgical termination of pregnancy is one of the safest ways one can terminate the pregnancy. Though it involves certain risks such as infection to the vaginal area, etc. infertility is not one of the side effects. After a surgical abortion, your menstrual cycle continues, and you remain as fertile as you were before.  Medical abortion: Medical abortion means taking a combination of abortion pills such as Mifepristone and Misoprostol and ending the pregnancy at home. Before you understand if abortion impacts your future pregnancy or fertility,…

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Why do birth control pills cause nausea? How to control it?

Stat says 25% of women who wish to prevent unwanted pregnancy rely on birth control pills. Though birth control pills are an effective way of preventing a planned pregnancy, nausea is one of the side effects that it has.  Why do birth control pills cause nausea?  Estrogen is a hormone that is usually present in the birth control pill. When you take the pill, it primarily works in the reproductive organ of the body. This component gives an uneasy feeling to the woman. Hence when the woman consumes the contraceptive pill, she encounters nausea or uneasy feeling.   How can you prevent nausea while you are on the contraceptive medications?  Here are a few things that you can consider while you are on the birth control pills. Women should note that these instructions are not specifically for the nauseous feeling when you are on the birth control pills only. You may…

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An Ultimate Guide: How to use abortion pills at home?

When you are undergoing a pregnancy termination procedure, be it a surgical abortion or medical, how well you follow the instructions decide the success of the procedure. Hence, the way of administering abortion pills is of utmost importance in the medical abortion procedure.  This blog guides you to understand how you can perform a medical abortion at home, what are medications you will be going to use, what precautions you should consider and how to observe abortion over its symptoms. 1.What are the abortion pills used : Mifepristone abortion pill:  The Mifepristone pill in the pill combination should be 200 mg. When you administer the Mifepristone medicine, you have to take it orally with water. It has to be taken on the first day of your medical pregnancy termination process. Misoprostol abortion pill:  The Misoprostol pill in the combination should be 200 mcg. Hence, the four Misoprostol pregnancy termination medicines…

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Relationship and mental issues after an abortion

Ever asked why a woman you know, a relative or a partner, seems sad and looks depleted or dull regularly? You may likewise have seen that she has lost excitement in their regular activities, doesn’t eat her food appropriately or is constantly diverted from work. Such signs show that women may be experiencing depression. Most women generally experience depression after abortion as it is a very serious issue that badly affects the health of women physically and mentally. It is normally fine to feel upset, sad or disappointing after abortion and it stays for more than 15 days or tends to repeat frequently and affect health and normal life. So if any women experience such symptoms after abortion then it can be a sign of clinical depression which requires medical assistance. Thoughts and caring for a woman who had an abortion in recent You can help women who are experiencing…

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Does abortion hurt?

A big YES!!!!!! though the experience for every woman can be different How does it hurt? The quick answer is that it has a different experience on everyone. No women can tell you how exactly it will feel and what exactly they will experience after taking the abortion pills or at the clinic. Some women compare the procedure to menstrual cramps, while others describe more discomfort.  Whether it hurts depends on various unique factors, such as; Your overall fitness, health, including your underlying medical conditions How long the pregnancy is Type of abortion you have Your stress level and emotions Keep reading this blog for more information on what to anticipate during a surgical or medical abortion, as well as what question you can ask your health care provider. How does it feel like after having a Medical abortion? Your medical provider will tell you to administer 2 drugs: One…

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What Are Mifeprex And Misoprostol And How Are They Different?

Non-surgical methods of abortion have the potential to advance the quality and safety of women’s reproductive health in the developing era. However, until lately, the utilization and availability of medical abortion with Mifeprex and Misoprostol is increasing day by day. In this respect, this blog provides the usage, and difference in the effectiveness of the two regimens. What is Mifeprex? Mifeprex is an anti-progesterone which helps in the termination of the pregnancy by blocking the hormone called progesterone. Progesterone is very important in pregnancy, it helps to provide nutrition to the embryo and helps it to develop inside the womb. So by blocking the hormone, the pregnancy ends there. Mifeprex is also available in 2 generic form that is Mifepristone and Generic RU486. The working mechanism and dosage strength are similar to the generic versions. Mifeprex is available in 200 mg.  What is Misoprostol? Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin E1…

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Questions you’ll probably have about abortion pill

Whenever a woman undergoes a medical termination of pregnancy, all she aims for is the best abortion pills and a safe procedure. So, it is natural to have doubts and concerns regarding the whole process. Hence, this blog aims to answer the questions that may come to a woman’s mind while undergoing the procedure of medical pregnancy termination. Where can I get an abortion pill? There are two ways you can find abortion pills. While the first one is a local pharma store, the second option is online pharmacies. Most women like to buy abortion pills online as the way is easier and better among the two. What are the pills required for medical abortion? A complete medical abortion process requires a woman to have one pill of anti-progesterone medicine and four pills of prostaglandin medicines. You can have Mifepristone/Mifeprex/Generic RU 486 for the first type and Misoprostol/Cytolog for the…

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