Abortion pills treatment – explained by Gynecologists

The abortion pill, or medical abortion is a non-surgical option for abortion. It is available to most women up to 63 days’ gestation.

The abortion pill treatment combines two medications – mifepristone and misoprostol. The first step is to take the mifepristone. Mifepristone works to block your body’s own production of progesterone. Progesterone is important to grow the pregnancy, and without the progesterone the body will stop the pregnancy from growing. Mifepristone works by stopping the pregnancy from growing any further.

The next step is to take the misoprostol – either right away or up to 48 hours later. The right time to take this pill will be guided by your medical professional, depending on how far along you are and which brand of pills you are advised to use. The misoprostol causes cramping and bleeding to empty your uterus and it results in heavy bleeding, similar to a heavy period.

You should take this medicine at an MTP (Medical Termination of Pregnancy) Certified hospital, under the guidance on an experienced health professional.  MTP Certified hospital is able to provide the facilities needed for CAC (Comprehensive Abortion Care) in compliance with the guidelines and methods established by The World Health Organization (WHO). They will give you the best advice and guidance every step of the way to ensure you have the safest and best results.

Some of the risks of medical abortion

Medical abortion, or the abortion pill, is typically a safe and effective method of terminating a pregnancy up to 6 weeks, but it is always best to do this procedure under the care of a medical professional. This ensures that the risks are at a minimum, as well as having guidance if any of these risks do occur.

Here are some risks of taking abortion pills, as seen below:

  • Ongoing pregnancy can occur in less than 1%. The next step would be to undergo a surgical abortion.
  • Excessive bleeding can be severe enough to require a blood transfusion. This usually only occurs in 1 in 1000 cases.
  • Less than 1% may have an infection.
  • Incomplete abortion is the most common complication. This can occur in 1-4% of the population. This can occur when the pregnancy is not completely evacuated from the uterus. Once again, the next step would be to undergo a surgical procedure.

For any of these risks your medical professional will be monitoring you and guide through what to do next.

Why choose a medical abortion?

Medical abortion is a non-surgical option if you are under 6 weeks pregnant.  Some of the other advantages of a medical abortion, or the abortion pill are:

  • No anesthetic is needed.
  • The abortion pill is a non-invasive procedure.
  • It can feel more “natural” than a surgical abortion as it can be very similar to a very heavy period.

If you are thinking of having a medical abortion in Bangalore, or using the abortion pill, it is best to consult with an experienced medical professional at a highly regarded and reputable MTP certified hospital in Bangalore. They will help you to choose the right option for you, and they will look after you from the initial consultation all the way through your procedure and thereafter.