The abortion process
When will you start bleeding and how long will it last?
Mifepristone alone usually does not cause any side effects before taking Misoprostol, although some women may experience light bleeding or nausea. After using Misoprostol you should expect bleeding and cramps. Bleeding usually starts within four hours of using the pills, but it sometimes starts… Read more »
What if you don’t bleed after you use the medications?
If you do not start bleeding within 4 hours of taking Misoprostol, you should apply another 2 tablets. If you still do not bleed within 24 hours and you are positive that you were pregnant, then you either have an ectopic pregnancy or a continuing pregnancy. You should have an ultrasound. If you… Read more »
Can you see the products of the abortion (placenta, embryo, blood) and what should you do with them?
Most of the time women can see blood and tissue in their sanitary napkin or in the toilet. The (very small) embryo is usually passed within this blood and tissue in such as way that it goes unnoticed by the woman. However, it is possible that you might see the (very small) embryo. Depending on the… Read more »
What are the side effects of the medicines?
The medical abortion normally causes side effects such as pain and cramping, as well as bleeding accompanied by the passage of blood clots and tissue. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and hot flashes or fever may also occur. A fever that starts soon after Misoprostol… Read more »
What is a successful abortion and how do you know you've had one?
A medical abortion is successful when the pregnancy stops developing and there is no need for additional medical care. Research has shown that 99.5 % of the women who do a medical abortion in the first 9 weeks of pregnancy with mifepristone and misoprostol will have an abortion that ends the… Read more »