Considering the Abortion Pill?
Are you considering a medical abortion or abortion pill in Kansas City? Before taking RU486, you should first confirm your pregnancy with a pregnancy test at Parkville Women’s Clinic. We can then perform an limited OB ultrasound to confirm and advise you on your options based on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
What is a Medical Abortion?
A medical abortion is typically a medication used to bring about an abortion. The combination of chemicals in RU-486 is more than 95% effective during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The alternative is surgical abortion. The chemicals used are not the same as those used in the Morning After Pill.
When is Medical Abortion Used?
Before considering an abortion, you must confirm that you’re pregnant and determine how long you’ve been pregnant. A medical abortion is an option up to ten weeks after the start of your last menstrual period. Make an appointment at Parkville Women’s Clinic to receive a pregnancy test. You may also qualify for a limited OB ultrasound to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Medical Abortion Facts
- Side effects can include heavy bleeding, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and cramping.
- If the medical abortion fails, a surgical abortion will be required.
- The abortion pill is not the same as the Morning After Pill.
- Most medical abortions are completed within 2 weeks but can take up to 3 or 4 weeks.