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If you’ve taken mifepristone, the first drug in a medical abortion procedure, there is a small window of time where you can take Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) to potentially maintain your pregnancy. To start this process, you can call Hope First right away at 910-938-7000 or the Abortion Pill Rescue hotline at 877-558-0333.

How Does the Abortion Reversal Work?

A medical abortion is FDA-approved through 10 weeks (70 days) of gestational age. It is a series of two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol.

The first drug, mifepristone, acts as an antiprogestin, which means that it prevents the pregnancy from receiving progesterone. Without this hormone, the pregnancy inevitably ends.

The second medication, misoprostol, is taken 24-48 hours later to induce uterine cramps to expel the pregnancy and related tissues.

To be effective, APR must be administered before misoprostol because it floods the body with progesterone to try and counteract the antiprogestin. It’s unlikely it will reverse the abortion if APR is administered more than 72 hours after taking mifepristone.

Is Abortion Reversal Protocol Safe?

One study found that up to 64% of pregnancies continued after women who had started a medication abortion underwent Abortion Pill Reversal, and doctors have used progesterone to help women’s health for decades; as long as you follow your APR provider’s directions correctly, it is generally safe. However, there may be side effects for some women.

What If It’s Too Late?

Even if you have passed the window of opportunity, you may still be pregnant, so call Hope First right away at 910-938-7000 or the Abortion Pill Rescue hotline at 877-558-0333.

You may still be pregnant and able to reverse your abortion. If you’ve changed your mind and want to reverse your abortion, it can feel uncertain and scary, especially if you haven’t formulated a plan.

We are here to support you through this. Contact us today to learn more about Abortion Pill Reversal and what your options are.