In recent news, there has been a lot of talk about illegal abortion pills. But what is the issue? With the controversy over abortion, many people have different views on what is right and what is wrong. There are two different pills that you need to take when going down the abortion pill route. The first one ends the pregnancy and works by blocking the hormone progesterone. By doing this, it means that the lining of the uterus breaks down and the pregnancy can be obstruction.  The second pill then makes the womb contract and causes bleeding and the loss of pregnancy, similar to a miscarriage. With the NHS, you are able to take the abortion pills free of charge, so why are people purchasing them illegally online?

You have to take these two pills within a 24 hour to 48-hour window, with the pills being taken in the clinic or hospital. For many people, this means that the pill can take effect on the journey home which cause problems.

What is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is a means for terminating pregnancy at the comfort of your own home. Before taking the pill, you need to speak to a nurse or doctor to discuss your options within the abortion processes and to see whether you are certain that you want to take this path. You will then need to have an ultrasound to see how far along you are as this will also help to determine what route is the best for your situation.

There are two pills that you need to take. The first one being mifepristone, which stops the hormone that allows for the development of a pregnancy. After taking this pill you can then go back home and carry out your day as normal. The second pill, misopristol is taken to induce the bleeding and loss of pregnancy and many women will experience intense cramping.

The expected bleeding should be the same amount as your menstrual period or more for several hours. Consider that the abortion takes about 2 weeks to complete itself. This means that you can continue to bleed on and off for various days or even weeks after using the pills.

It is important to understand that everyone’s body reacts in a different way and that bleeding and cramping can vary between each individual. The majority of women who have pregnancy symptoms stop having them approximately 5 days after using Misoprostol. If you do not have pregnancy symptoms anymore, that is a good sign that you are no longer pregnant.

For More Advice on Abortions, Contact Broadgate GP

If you are considering having an abortion, get in touch with us today and we will be able to provide you with professional help. We can provide you will all of the information you require and offer expert advice, based on your personal situation. We will be more than happy to help you. Call us to book an appointment today.