An online or at-home abortion can seem like the easy route right now as you decide what’s next for your pregnancy. It’s important in the emotional rollercoaster of it all not to overlook safety due to convenience. You deserve to know the facts about this option’s risks. 

How Does Online (At-Home) Abortion Work?

Also known as the abortion pill or online (at-home) abortion, a medical abortion includes a series of two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, that terminate an existing pregnancy.

Some possible risks of a medical abortion procedure include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Infection
  • Fever

The Safety Concerns of Online Abortion

When ordering the abortion pill online, you won’t know if you will get the correct dosage and quality of drugs that you’ve been promised. Even the FDA recommends against ordering abortion pills online since they have found that there are unregulated providers online. 

With this online method of abortion, there is no sure way to confirm the product you receive is safe and effective. This is a direct threat to your health and safety.

Lack of Medical Oversight

Another big safety factor of abortion is medical oversight. This is lacking with the online abortion process. It’s vital to know that not all pregnancies are eligible for the abortion pill, and the FDA recommends only women through 10 weeks of pregnancy for medical abortion.

A face-to-face pre-abortion screening with a medical professional is essential to understanding the unique risks to your health and your pregnancy details. The only way to confirm exactly how far along you are is with an ultrasound. We can help.

Free Pre-Abortion Screening

Gather more details about your pregnancy to identify if you are eligible for medical abortion. Start with free pregnancy testing and, if eligible, a first-trimester ultrasound performed by our medical team.

An ultrasound is also important to rule out any potential health complications, like an ectopic pregnancy, which requires immediate medical intervention.

We’re here to help you get accurate medical insight about your pregnancy and your options. Schedule a free appointment today to get answers. You are not alone.

*We do not provide extended OB/GYN or prenatal care, fertility testing, abortion services, or referrals for abortion.