Is Abortion Pill Reversal Hard on Your Body?

pregnant woman curious about abortion pill

If you’ve taken the first drug in a medical abortion (mifepristone) and wish to continue your pregnancy through abortion pill reversal (APR), it’s understandable that you may worry about side effects or risks. This is understandable, especially when much is at stake. 

APR is safe and most effective when administered within 72 hours of taking mifepristone. Timing is crucial; contact the Abortion Pill Rescue Network to connect with providers in your area. 

How Will I Feel With APR?

APR consists of administering progesterone orally, vaginally, or intramuscularly. For this protocol, the hormone progesterone works by counteracting the effects of mifepristone, the first drug used in a medical abortion regimen. 

Progesterone has been used to support pregnancies for over 50 years, and it has no known adverse side effects. This hormone won’t endanger your health. 

However, please know that taking mifepristone without misoprostol can result in bleeding that’s severe enough to need hospital treatment. If you have taken any abortion drugs, you should always be monitored by a medical provider for complications. 

Does APR Work Every Time?

APR isn’t guaranteed to work, but one study showed that pregnancies continued in 64% of cases when progesterone was administered intramuscularly. Your chances of continuing a pregnancy increase when you receive APR as soon as possible. 

If you’ve already taken misoprostol, which induces uterine contractions that expel the pregnancy and related tissues from the body, APR won’t be successful. 

There is Hope

We know this can be a stressful time. Contact the Abortion Pill Rescue Network immediately to find a provider who can help. You’ll also receive 24/7 assistance. 

Cleburne Pregnancy Center can provide the emotional support you need during this challenging situation. Make a free and confidential appointment today to speak with our caring advocates.

Note: Abortion is currently illegal in Texas except in cases of life endangerment, but women cannot be held criminally or civilly liable for seeking one.