You can receive the abortion pills until the end of your 8th week of pregnancy (63 days from your last period).
This process is safe and simple because you only need to swallow two different kinds of pills in a three day period.
This process also doesn’t require entering the operation room, and hence reduces the chances for infections.
The abortion process:
You will meet Dr. Gutman to do an ultrasound, and after the examination and details about the process, you will refer to our social worker to undergo the committee.
After, you’ll receive 3 pills named “Mifepristone”, and you will take them with water on a full stomach, and then, can go home.
These pills are hormone blockers. They block the Progesterone hormone that creates by your body during your pregnancy and with it- disconnecting the embryo sac from the uterus lining- which ends the pregnancy.
What are the side effects of the “Mifepristone” pills:
Some women can suffer from nausea and vomiting, but these feelings will pass 2-3 days after.
You can use medicines to relieve it.
48 hours after your first meeting, you need to come back and receive 2 other pills named “Misoprostol”.
These pills contract the uterus to emit the pregnancy in the form of bleeding much similar to your monthly cycle.
You will stay with us for two hours for supervision and then can go home.
What are the side effects of the “Misoprostol” pills:
You will start to bleed 30 minutes after you’ll take the Misoprostol.
In the first few hours, the bleeding can be heavy with blood clots.
You will also feel contractions that; along with the bleeding supposed to lessen in days to come.
What to do after the bleeding stops:
2-4 weeks after you’ve started this process you’ll need to come back to your doctor for a checkup and ultrasound to see that your uterus is clean.
4-6 weeks after the beginning, your cycle is expected.
What you must know:
There are 10% chances that the pills won’t complete their job and the ultrasound will show that there are remains inside your uterus, and the abortion will need to be completed with suction in the operation room.
Also, if the bleeding doesn’t show signs of reduction after a few days into the abortion, contact your physician to consult.
Fever over 38 that lasts more than a day also requires you to phone your physician.