Note: This is meant to be a resource for you, a friend, a parent, a partner, a sibling – whoever needs it 💛
I am and always will be pro-choice – if you have any unkind or unsupportive things to say about abortions and/ or access to them, that will result in a quick block as that is not helpful to members of this community!
A medicated abortion is a non-surgical abortion option that can end an unwanted pregnancy, a pregnancy that you don’t feel safe or comfortable following through with, a pregnancy that impacts your health status, or to complete an early miscarriage.
Note: Depending on your location, the abortion pill may be taken up to 11 weeks pregnant.
*This may not be a complete list
The most common types of medical abortions are abortion pills.
Mifepristone (Mifeprex) – Blocks progesterone which causes the lining of the uterus to shed and prevents an embryo from staying implanted in the lining and growing
Misoprostol (Cytotec) – Causes the uterus to contract and and expel the embryo
It can be normal to experience bleeding or spotting, cramps, nausea, and clots
Your doctor should warn you of things to look out for – if they don’t, ask!
If you’re noticing anything you feel is abnormal or that your medical provider warned you about, contact them immediately.
After a pill abortion your body may resume periods normally, but we want to make sure we’re doing things to support the body getting back to a natural rhythm.
When you’re ready, you can focus on encouraging a healthy ovulation by doing things such as nourishing your body, getting appropriate sleep, and boosting gut health!
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Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.