How far along in your pregnancy are you? Research indicates that medication abortion is most often recommended for pregnancies prior to 11 weeks since your last menstrual period. Use the pregnancy calculator to determine how far along you are, since your last menstrual period.
If your last period started on or after:
You can still consider the abortion pill.
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a first trimester medical abortion is one of the safest medical procedures. However, you should always be prepared for any possible medical emergency. Consider our questions below to help create your safety plan in case you need it.
Where is the nearest 24 hour emergency medical center?
You need to be able to get there within 1 hour or less. (If you have anemia, you should be able to get there within 30 minutes.)
How will you get to your emergency medical center?
Will someone be with you that is able to drive? Will you take a taxi? Public transportation? How much will it cost and will it be available 24 hours? Remember, it is not safe to drive yourself to the hospital during a medical emergency.
What will you tell your doctors?
Is medical abortion or at-home abortion legally restricted where you live? What can you say to your doctors so that they understand the help you need, but that protects your privacy? We have some suggestions if you need help thinking of what to say.
What To Tell Your Doctors?
In some countries, medical abortion or at-home abortions are legally restricted. This means that if you need emergency medical help, you may need to be careful about what you say. Medical abortion has the same symptoms as a natural miscarriage (also known as a spontaneous abortion). Therefore, you can say things like