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If you or someone you know took the abortion pill and regret it, there may still be time. LifeLine provides free and confidential care.Call us on 2033 0023 or go to LifeLineMalte.eu. There may still be time to save your pregnancy.
If you opted for a Medication Abortion, but changed your mind in the period between taking the first dose of the abortion pill, there is still a chance to reverse the damage—if it is done in time. Call us on 2033 0023.
The abortion pill, or RU-486, combines two forms of medication taken 1-2 days apart: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone effectively blocks progesterone, the hormone that maintains the pregnancy and keeps the fetus alive. In the 24-48 hours before taking Misoprostol, which makes the uterus contract to deliver the fetus, many women have been known to change their mind about aborting the baby.
In this case, time is of the essence if you would like to reverse the effects of the abortion pill. Do not take the second pill, Misoprostol, and contact us on 2033 0023 immediately.
In an abortion pill reversal procedure, medical professionals administer high levels of progesterone to make up for the blocking effect of Mifepristone. This treatment is then continued for the whole of the first trimester.
Even without this procedure, Mifepristone alone may still fail to abort the pregnancy. As many as 50% of women who take only this first pill do manage to continue with their pregnancies.
Although it is not 100% guaranteed, the abortion pill reversal will, however, increase your chances of saving your pregnancy. In fact, this procedure has had a success rate of 64-68%. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (AAPLOG) believes that the procedure is safe and significantly more effective than waiting to see what happens without taking Misoprostol.
It is good to note that, if the pregnancy does continue, neither progesterone nor Mifepristone are known to cause birth defects.