If you’ve taken the first drug in the abortion pill series (mifepristone) and regret your decision, there is hope. It’s possible to counteract the effects of mifepristone through abortion pill reversal (APR)—but time is of the essence.

This article will highlight the essentials you need to know about how APR works and the next steps. However, if you want to talk to someone in person, contact Elevate Pregnancy and Family Resource Center today to connect with one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and private.

How Does The Abortion Pill Work?

The abortion pill includes taking a series of two powerful drugs.

Mifepristone is taken first, and it blocks a hormone called progesterone. This hormone is essential for maintaining your pregnancy. Without progesterone, the uterine walls begin to thin, causing your pregnancy to detach and end.

Misoprostol is taken next, and it causes uterine contractions that expel the pregnancy from the uterus and out through the vagina.

How Does The Abortion Pill Reversal Work?

Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) delivers progesterone to the pregnancy with the intended purpose of counteracting the effects of mifepristone.

APR is most effective if started within 24-72 hours after taking mifepristone (it will not work if you’ve already taken misoprostol).

I Want to Keep My Pregnancy, but What If I Don’t Have Support?

If you regret taking mifepristone, first things first: contact Elevate Pregnancy and Family Resource Center to learn more about APR. Or, contact the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline directly at 877-558-0333.

Next, understand that you’re not in this alone. Resources and support services are here to ensure you have what you need to parent successfully and feel encouraged along the way.

All appointments and resources are private and free. You’re stronger than you know.