While the mainstream conversation around abortion advertises it as a highly safe procedure, there are possible risks you deserve to know. 

Keep reading to learn about the emotional and physical risks that come with the abortion pill.

What Are Some of the Physical Consequences of the Abortion Pill?

Some of the consequences of the abortion pill (also called a medical abortion) include: 

  • Incomplete abortion 
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

How Would the Abortion Pill Affect Me Mentally?

Studies show that some women who underwent an abortion may experience elevated levels of mental illness, especially those who have a history of negative mental health.

Even though there is a broad spectrum of abortion opinions, the National Library of Medicine Study concludes that “Common ground exists regarding the very basic fact that at least some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience.”

Next Steps

If you are still unsure about your pregnancy decision, schedule a free ultrasound at Women’s Clinics Maryland. This simple scan will provide insight that may affect your pregnancy options.

For example, the digital image of your pregnancy will tell you if it is inside or outside the uterus. If it is outside of the uterus, this is an ectopic pregnancy and requires immediate medical intervention.

An ultrasound can also tell you if the pregnancy is still viable. One in four pregnancies miscarry, and 80% occurs in the first trimester, so it is wise to confirm if your pregnancy is still developing.

Getting the gestational age will also help you know if you’re eligible for the abortion pill since it is FDA-approved through 10 weeks of gestational age only.

We will help equip you with information in a caring and supportive environment so you can confidently make your decision. Contact us today!