Since South Dakota’s abortion trigger law went into effect in June, 2022, many women are increasingly turning to the abortion pill to terminate their pregnancies. Though the name alludes to a one-pill method, the abortion pill is actually a two-pill process, and it’s not uncommon for women to have second thoughts after beginning the process. 

If you or someone you know has started the abortion pill process, there is a possibility of reversing the effects of the first abortion pill by immediately calling the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) hotline at (877) 558-0333 or chatting with an APR healthcare professional online

For additional support and help to contact the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline, Alpha Center is here for you 24/7 at (605) 361-3500.

What Is The Abortion Pill Process?

There are two types of abortion: chemical (medical) and surgical. The abortion pill process is a chemical abortion using two different drugs. 

The first drug, mifepristone, blocks the uterus from absorbing a hormone produced in a woman’s body known as progesterone. Every pregnancy requires progesterone to continue progressing. Without progesterone, a pregnancy will end. 

Roughly 24 to 48 hours after taking mifepristone, a woman is directed to take the second drug, misoprostol, which causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy through the vagina.    

Side effects and risks of chemical abortions include heavy and prolonged bleeding, severe cramping, fever, infection and incomplete abortion. 

How Do I Reverse The Abortion Pill?

An unplanned pregnancy can cause feelings of fear, anxiety or shame. At the moment, an abortion may seem like the only choice. Other times, a partner or family member may pressure a woman to choose abortion.

It’s not uncommon for women to have second thoughts after beginning the abortion pill process. If you have taken the first pill, mifepristone, and have changed your mind, it may be possible to continue your pregnancy. For the greatest possible chances of success, you would need to start the APR protocol within 24 hours of taking the first abortion pill. That stated, there have been successful reversals when treatment was started even up to 72 hours after taking the first abortion pill.

After contacting the APR hotline and answering a few questions, a healthcare professional will connect you with a doctor or medical provider in your area to help you begin the treatment. 

Treatment involves taking progesterone in an attempt to counteract the effects of the mifepristone drug.

Is Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) Safe?

Doctors have used progesterone for decades to treat menopause, hormonal issues and infertility. It is a natural hormone found in a woman’s body and necessary for the progression of a pregnancy.

The healthcare professionals at Abortion Pill Reversal will ask questions about other drugs you’re taking, allergies and various health conditions. Once you are approved to begin treatment, you will begin a progesterone protocol that is recommended by a medical provider.

Experts suggest reversal rates range from 64% to 68% depending on how the progesterone is given and how far along you are in your pregnancy. In addition, the APR protocol has been shown to be safe and effective during pregnancy.

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Remember, time is of the essence. Do not take the second pill, misoprostol, if you want to try and reverse the first abortion pill and continue your pregnancy. 

If you have questions or want to begin reversing the effects of the first abortion drug, call the Abortion Pill Reversal 24/7 Helpline at: 1-877-558-0333.

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