For pregnancies that are 10 weeks along or less, those considering abortion may consider a type of abortion known as and referred to as a Medical Abortion or Chemical Abortion or Self-Induced Abortion all using what is known as the abortion pill.

The abortion pill, which is actually a series of pills, is a two-step process, usually completed at home.  A woman takes two different chemical compounds over the course of 2 days. The first compound is Mifeprex (Mifepristone), a synthetic anti-progesterone steroid. It essentially blocks the body from properly absorbing progesterone, a hormone necessary to maintain the proper environment for a pregnancy.pregananyc choices

According to the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG):

Mifeprex by itself is only effective at accomplishing embryo demise about 75% of the time. So, roughly one out of four women who take Mifeprex alone will have an unborn child in utero who continues to live.

The second compound, misoprostol is taken approximately 2 days after mifepristone, and causes the uterus to contract and expel its contents, terminating the pregnancy. This step is non-reversible and completes the abortion in the following 24-48 hours after it is taken.

However, if a woman starts the process of the abortion pill procedure, there may be a way to reverse the impact started by the 1st pill. Despite some efforts to remove the credibility of this process it has been substantiated by reputable medical research. So how does it work?

Abortion Pill Reversal Protocol

Before taking the second drug, a woman might change her mind about continuing the chemical abortion. She can call the the Abortion Pill Reversal Network # to get assistance. The Abortion Pill Reversal protocol is started within 72 hours after taking the first abortion drug, mifepristone, and before the second drug, misoprostol, is taken. The medical provider will prescribe bioidentical progesterone to outnumber and outcompete the mifepristone in order to reverse the effects of the mifepristone. An ultrasound is performed as soon as possible to confirm heart rate, placement, and dating of the pregnancy. The progesterone treatment will usually continue through the first trimester of pregnancy in an attempt to reverse the effects of the mifepristone.

Progesterone Use in Pregnancy

Bioidentical progesterone has been used to support healthy pregnancies since the 1950s, receiving FDA approval in 1998. Today, progesterone treatment is commonly used to reduce the risk of premature birth and recurring miscarriage.  In addition, progesterone supplementation is an expected part of the management of IVF pregnancies after embryo transfer and has an extensive safety record.

In early pregnancy, a woman’s body produces extra progesterone to allow the mother’s womb to be able to nourish the baby as well as to prevent uterine contractions which lead to miscarriage. In later pregnancy, progesterone also prepares a woman’s breasts to produce milk for her soon-to-be newborn. It also makes her lungs capable of delivering more oxygen to her unborn baby.  In short, progesterone is vital to pregnancy.

Two studies published in 2020 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology determined that progesterone is a potential treatment for women whose previous miscarriage or bleeding was the result of low progesterone.

The first study, which looked at more than 800 women in 45 hospitals in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, found progesterone treatment led to a 3% greater live birth rate among those treated than those who were not. This study is known as the PROMISE study.  The second study, known as the PRISM study, followed over 4,000 women and produced similar results.  Both trials reported that improvement was higher among those who had more miscarriages. The PRISM study even showed a 15% benefit among women with three or more miscarriages and current pregnancy bleeding.

It may not be too late. Make an empowered decision for you & your pregnancy. Call Birthright St. Charles or the Abortion Pill Rescue Network (24/7 Helpline 1-877-558-0333) to learn more BEFORE you make a final decision.  Your health and safety matters.

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