What Will Happen To My Body After Taking The Abortion Pill?
During a chemical abortion, particularly after taking misoprostol, you will likely pass large blood clots – up to the size of a lemon – as well as the fetus or embryo. It is important to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for this process, particularly if your pregnancy is eight weeks along or later. There is no right or wrong way to feel so it is important to have your trusted support system in place to help you process your emotions.
What Should I Do If My Side Effects Persist?
Go to the nearest emergency room if:
- You are bleeding through two regular-sized sanitary pads per hour for more than two hours
- You are passing blood clots larger than a lemon
- You have a fever of 100.4˚ F or higher for longer than four hours
- You have persistent nausea, stomach pain, or weakness
- You are feeling depressed and are having thoughts of hurting yourself
In order for emergency room personnel to properly diagnose and treat you, it is important that you be upfront and honest about taking the abortion pill.
According to an article published by the Charlotte Lozier Institute and backed by the research of Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, abortions miscoded as miscarriages in the ER were more likely (by as much as 78%) to result in hospitalization. Furthermore, they were twice as likely to be admitted for surgery for retained products of conception (RPOC).