At Home Abortion
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At Home Abortion in Baltimore, MD
An at-home abortion (home abortion) is known as a self-induced abortion, self-managed abortion, taking the abortion pill, or sometimes is called online abortion. Any of these come with risks and side effects. There are some abortion facts you need to know before making a decision.
What to do first: Schedule a Full Pregnancy Evaluation and talk with our Medical Staff about your options.
Are you wondering what happens to your body after you take the abortion pill at home? Or, what to expect after taking the abortion pill at home? You need to be aware that the pill used for home abortion has a “black box” warning, which is the highest level of caution the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) puts on medication. See the entire warning here:
This warning is found on the FDA label:
- Do Not Buy pills over the Internet
- You should not buy pills over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health.
- Pills have special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Also, drugs purchased from foreign Internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities.
Note: The abortion pills for a medical abortion are different from emergency contraception, sometimes called the “morning-after pill”. Ask your licensed medical provider to explain the difference between the two or call us if you have questions.
The Pregnancy Care Center does not perform or refer for abortions.
Your Medical History Matters
One of the first steps a licensed medical provider takes before giving a patient any medication is to get a medical history. This helps rule out conditions that might make the medication dangerous specifically to you.
For example, you need a licensed medical provider to check if any of your current or former medications and/or supplements will interact dangerously with the medications used for abortion. The medications used in an abortion react badly with numerous medicines and even with certain foods. You need a licensed medical provider to tell you what you can safely consume with the pills.
You also need to discuss other situations that would make medication abortion dangerous. For example, you cannot take the abortion pills if you use an intrauterine device (IUD) as contraception. Your provider will ask the necessary questions to rule out any other unsafe practices.
Also bear in mind that only a licensed medical provider can examine you to check for the physical issues that would prevent you from safely taking a medication. There are circumstances that would make a medication abortion unsafe, including (but not limited to) the following conditions:
- Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
- Adrenal failure
- Bleeding disorders
The best way to protect your body and your health includes a visit to a reputable provider for an evaluation. Options Baltimore @328 has been a trusted community resource since 1985. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation today.