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10 Risks and Side Effects of Abortion Pills

Abortion pills do have risks and side effects

Parentingadoption, or abortion — if you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you’ve likely played out each of these scenarios in your head. Deciding what to do with your pregnancy might be the most difficult choice you’ve ever had to make.

If you’re considering abortion pills like Mifeprex (also known as Mifepristone or RU-486), take time to gather as much information as you possibly can and weigh what’s best for you and your future.

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Abortion pills do have risks and side effects. Below are the most common:

    1. Failed abortion, and you’re still pregnant
    2. Infections from retained fetal tissue left in the uterus
    3. Hemorrhaging or severe blood loss
    4. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    5. Blood clots in your uterus
    6. Allergic reaction
    7. Lack of treatment access
    8. Uterine scarring from infections leads to increased infertility
    9. Damaged mental health
    10. Fever or belly pains

Common pre-existing conditions that don’t mix with abortion pills.

Common pre-existing conditions that don’t mix with abortion pills.

If you’re currently on any medications or have pre-existing conditions, these could cause problems when abortion pills are taken. Below are some of the more common pre-existing conditions that don’t mix well with abortion pills:

    1. An intrauterine device (IUD)
    2. Allergies to the medications used in the medical abortion
    3. Heart, blood vessel, liver, kidney, or lung diseases
    4. Ectopic pregnancy
    5. Use of blood thinners or steroid medications

What to do before getting abortion pills.

Before deciding if the abortion pill is right for you, there are certain precautions. These screenings include:

  • consult a licensed physician,
  • have a medical-grade pregnancy testing,
  • have an ultrasound scan, and
  • have STI testing.

Her Choice Birmingham offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and STI testing. We also provide abortion pill reversal, pre-abortion counseling, post-abortion counseling, abortion recovery programs, and referrals for essential community resources.

What to do before getting abortion pills.

Remember, you’re not alone.

Our trained and caring staff is here to help you. If you have questions, are considering an abortion, or are afraid or aren’t sure you can take care of a baby, please call us at (205) 252-0706. We offer counseling, classes, and other pregnancy resources like diapers and clothing. We’re here to help you.

Request an appointment at Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center today. 

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Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center serves the surrounding communities of Birmingham, Alabama helping women facing an unplanned pregnancy, to work through their options. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, post-abortion recovery, counseling, and parent resources for women in the Birmingham community.

Her Choice Birmingham Women's Center

A caring women's center, offering free and confidential pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, post-abortion recovery, counseling, and parent resources for women in the Birmingham community.

2120 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

10 Risks and Side Effects of Abortion Pills
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