Bloating and Cramping
Nausea and Smell/Taste sensitivity
Spotting - implantation bleeding
We are here to assist and guide you through the process of taking your medication.
Before you start your medication abortion, make sure you do NOT have:
any IUDs in place
an ectopic pregnancy
bleeding problem or are on blood thinners (confirm with your prescriber that treatment would be okay)
If you are unsure if any of these apply to you, please speak with your provider prior to taking this medication.
One of the critical items to remember when initiating any treatment is to ensure that you have fully absorbed the medication. Typically, this requires the medication to be in your system for at least 30 minutes. You will likely require a new dose if you vomit or expel the medication in the first 30 minutes. If this occurs, please inform your provider immediately so they can get replacement doses to you as soon as possible.
When you plan to begin treatment, choose a comfortable place where you can rest. Make sure to drink plenty of water to hydrate and eat lightly to help mitigate nausea. While rare, complications can occur with medication abortions, so be sure to have a safety plan in place. Identify the nearest hospital or emergency room, and ensure you have transportation methods available to get there. Save your provider's phone number or email address if you need to contact them.