Top Questions About Abortion: What is the abortion pill?
Feb 1, 2021
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What is the abortion pill, and how much does it cost?  

There is so much confusion about the abortion pill. Is it just one pill? Will it work any time during pregnancy? 

Because of all the confusion, we tend to get a lot of questions about what it is, when you can take it, and how much it costs. Here is some basic information about the abortion pill. 

First and foremost, let’s talk about what the abortion pill is. 

The abortion pill is actually two different pills, which are normally taken a day or two apart. 

The first pill has something called mifepristone. Basically, this medicine blocks a hormone that your body produces called progesterone. This first pill stops your pregnancy from growing more. 

The second pill has a medicine called misoprostol. This medicine causes you to have cramping and bleeding to end the pregnancy. 

There is also a lot of confusion about when you can take the abortion pill.  

So here’s the deal: the abortion pill can be used during your first trimester – until about 9 to 11 weeks. If you’re trying to figure out how far along you are, count the number of weeks since the first day of your last period. That’s it!  

If you are having trouble remembering when your last period was, but you believe you are still early in your pregnancy, an ultrasound may help you figure it out.  

Depending on the state you live in or the clinic you go to, there may be some different rules about when you can take the abortion pill.  

Now for the more difficult issue: the cost of the abortion pill. 

The cost of the abortion pill can vary based on a number of factors, including where you live, which clinic you go to, and your insurance plan.  

There are a lot of factors to look at with the abortion pill. But you’re not in this alone. If you’re considering the abortion pill, Health for Her is here to support you and answer any questions you have.  

Call us, schedule an appointment at one of our clinics, or stop by TODAY for a FREE consultation.  

The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or care. Please seek the advice, attention, and assistance of a physician or other qualified health care provider or medical professional concerning any health care-related questions or concerns you may have, and do not disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice, attention, or assistance based upon any of the information you have read or is otherwise communicated or made available on or through this website. 

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