First Care Women's Clinic

ABORTION PILL REVERSAL

Having second thoughts after taking the first dose
of the abortion pill? There is a process for reversing the effects.

ABORTION PILL REVERSAL

Having second thoughts after taking the first dose
of the abortion pill? There is a process for reversing the effects.

Abortion Pill Reversal

Can the Abortion Pill Process Be Reversed?

Yes, it is possible to reverse a medical abortion. 

If administered within 72 hours of taking the first pill (Mifepristone), pregnancy-sustaining progesterone therapy can help your body reverse the effects of a medical abortion.

Medical abortions are carried out using a regimen of two different drugs[1] — mifepristone and misoprostol. The first pill, mifepristone, acts as progesterone blocker, intercepting your body’s natural progesterone. Since progesterone is a necessary hormone for sustaining pregnancy, introducing a progesterone blocker makes the uterus inhospitable to pregnancy and the baby stops developing. The second pill in the regimen, misoprostol, is taken 24-48 hours after taking mifepristone. This drug causes the uterus to contract and the cervix to soften and dilate, pushing the baby out.

If progesterone therapy is administered within 72 hours of taking mifepristone and before taking misoprostol, it is possible to reverse the effects of the abortion.[2]

Progesterone therapy floods the uterus with progesterone. By increasing the amount of progesterone present after taking mifepristone (the progesterone blocker), the baby can still receive pregnancy-sustaining progesterone and has a greater chance of continuing to develop.

If you have taken mifepristone in the last 72 hours, have NOT taken misoprostol and want to continue with a healthy pregnancy, it may be possible to reverse the effects of a medical abortion. Call First Care Women’s Clinic immediately. We will perform an ultrasound to confirm that your baby is alive. If your baby is viable, your medical abortion reversal will involve natural progesterone treatments for about two and a half weeks.

[1]FDA Approved Abortion Pill Process: Link here

[2]Abortion Pill Reversal: Link here