3 Things to Know if You Are Considering Mail-Order Abortion?

Many factors come into play when considering a pregnancy decision, and taking one step at a time is essential. Abortion is a serious medical decision and will impact your future. 

Three things to know if you are considering mail-order abortion are your pregnancy details, eligibility, and the risks of the abortion pill and ordering it online.

1. How Far Along Are You?

Why does this matter, you may wonder. The gestational age (how far along you are) of your pregnancy is important to confirm, as the FDA only recommends the abortion pill to women through ten weeks gestation (70 days or less since the first day of a patient’s last menstrual period). Taking the abortion pill after this time could result in a potential incomplete abortion.

To protect your health and safety, confirm how far along you are through an ultrasound before any type of abortion procedure.

2. Are You Eligible for Abortion?

Other than the gestational age of your pregnancy, there are a couple more factors to eligibility for mail-order abortion (medical abortion).  

Determine your eligibility for abortion by confirming the viability (a healthy, growing pregnancy) and location (whether it’s growing within your uterus) of your pregnancy, two essential details. It’s important to rule out miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy with this step of pregnancy confirmation. 

Contact us today for no-cost pregnancy testing and an ultrasound appointment. Talk through all your questions with our medical team and get answers.

3. Understand the Risks

There are potential risks of medical abortion, including:

  • Incomplete abortion (which could lead to needing a surgical abortion)
  • Heavy bleeding that will not resolve
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea and digestive pain
  • Allergic reaction to the drugs
  • Unknown drugs disguised as the abortion pill from an unregulated or foreign source

For further abortion information and pregnancy confirmation, contact us to make a no-cost appointment to learn more. We’re here for you!