When should you not use the medicines?
You should not use the medicines if: someone is forcing you to end your pregnancy. you are not sure about wanting to end your pregnancy. the first day of your last menstrual period was more than 10 weeks ago. you have an allergy to Mifepristone, Misoprostol, or… Read more »
What is a contraindication and how do you know if you have one?
Contraindications are conditions or situations might keep you from being able to safely use Mifepristone-Misoprostol. These are generally things that you will already know about yourself. Screening you for these contraindications on the internet is very similar to the screening process at a face Read more »
What is an ectopic pregnancy and how do you know you have one?
An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that grows outside the womb, usually in a fallopian tube. It is a life threatening situation because if the pregnancy grows too large it can cause the tube burst. This must always be treated with an operation or medicines. A medical abortion does not effect a… Read more »
What is an IUD?
An IUD is a contraceptive, a small coil of about 3 cm inserted by a doctor in the womb to prevent pregnancy. A woman who has a cupper IUD and is pregnant must have an ultrasound because the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is higher. If the ultrasound shows that pregnancy is in the uterus, if possible Read more »
Why shouldn't you be alone when you do a medical abortion and what if you do it alone anyway?
You are strongly advised to use the medicines in the presence of someone you trust. However, if you choose to do the medical abortion alone, it is not necessarily hazardous. Make sure you are near a phone or some way of contacting medical professionals. You should consider telling someone (a… Read more »
Why should you be within 60 minutes of a hospital or first aid centre when you do the abortion?
It is absolutely necessary to be within one hour of help, in case you lose too much blood. This is also the case when a woman has a miscarriage or gives birth. It is not necessary for you to live in an urban area to do a medical abortion. Almost all areas with internet access will also have a basic… Read more »
What painkillers can you use?
NSAID's like Ibuprofen and Diclofenac are the most effective painkillers. If you cannot obtain those, Paracetamol or Tylenol (acetaminophen) also help. Please read the patient instructions of the package of painkillers you obtained for the maximum doses you can use. Do NOT use anti Read more »