If you have an unplanned pregnancy, you may be thinking about all of your options. Many women consider abortion in addition to adoption and parenting, and some may be considering an online or at-home abortion. 

Though an online abortion may sound convenient because the medications can be taken at home and even purchased online, there are possible complications that you should know about. 

Sometimes, medication dosage and type can be improperly labeled. There can be a lack of oversight when administering these drugs. Some risks come with taking the medications, which can be severe. 

What Are Some Risks I May Experience With Online Abortion?

Two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol, are used during an online abortion, which is also known as a medical abortion. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, and misoprostol works to expel the pregnancy tissue from the body. 

Like many medical procedures, there are general risks that come with having a medical abortion, including:

  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • An ongoing pregnancy (if the procedure doesn’t work)
  • An incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by a surgical abortion 

Some of these risks can be severe and cause further medical complications, which can bring you great harm. You should always consult a doctor prior to taking the medications. 

Can Anyone Have an Online Abortion?

While abortion may seem like a simple procedure, not everyone should be taking the medications, especially if they have certain health conditions. If you have any of the following conditions or health issues, you should speak with your doctor beforehand and discuss whether this option is truly right for you:

  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) in place
  • Have certain medical conditions such as a bleeding disorder or heart or lung disease
  • Are too far along in your pregnancy
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medications
  • Have an allergy to the drugs used
  • Have a suspected ectopic pregnancy
  • Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider 
  • Can’t access emergency care

I Need More Information

Learning about your options when you’re in the midst of facing an unplanned pregnancy can be mentally draining. That’s why it’s important to speak with caring and compassionate people to get the information you need. 

At Grace Women’s Care Center, we have the experience and compassion you need to get the facts in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. All of our services are free, and you can be rest assured that you’ll receive the very best care. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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