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How to Prepare for An Abortion Pill

How to Prepare for An Abortion Pill

If you're pregnant and thinking about using the abortion pill, there are important things to consider before taking the medication.

Medical Abortion Checklist


1. Be Certain You Are Actually Pregnant

It might seem obvious, but it's crucial to confirm your pregnancy with a lab-quality test and ultrasound before taking the abortion pill. Only take the medication if you are sure you are pregnant, and always do so under the supervision of a medical professional.


2. Know the Status and Stage of Fetal Development

Not all pregnancies progress, and a positive pregnancy test doesn't guarantee a living fetus. An ultrasound helps determine fetal age and development. Abortion pills are FDA approved within 70 days of conception, so an ultrasound ensures you're within that time frame.


3. Make Sure This Is Your Decision

Deciding to have or not have a baby is a big deal and may involve conflicting opinions. Remember, it's ultimately your decision. No one, including your partner, friends, or family, should force or threaten you into having an abortion. If you feel pressured, advocates at Birth Choice are ready to provide safe, confidential support and answer your questions anonymously.


4. Know the Risks

Abortion can have physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual consequences, and there are risks involved. If you have an untreated STI, it can complicate the procedure, leading to infection and complications. The decision to have an abortion is irreversible, so it's crucial to be sure and confident in your choice to avoid potential emotional or spiritual pain and regret.


Abortion Consultation Services

If you have questions or need to discuss the abortion pill and your options in a safe, professional, and confidential environment, Birth Choice of San Marcos is here to help. We provide free services, including pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and options consulting.

To get started, schedule a consultation or text us at (760) 374-8786 to request to talk with a registered nurse who can guide you through the process.


Birth Choice of San Marcos does not offer or refer for pregnancy terminations or birth control. Information is provided as an educational service and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.


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