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Abortion is a serious medical procedure, and every woman’s recovery period can differ. If you’re seeking an abortion, read on to better prepare yourself for the physical side effects an abortion can bring.

Commonly Reported Side Effects

Women seeking an abortion today have two options: medical or surgical. The type of abortion available depends on how far along a woman is in her pregnancy.

Commonly reported side effects of a surgical abortion include nausea, cramping, and bleeding. These symptoms can last as long as two weeks post-surgery.

With a medication abortion, women often experience abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, and nausea or vomiting.

What Are The Risks of Abortion?

Most women will not experience serious health complications following an abortion; however, severe and life-threatening health situations can occur on rare occasions.

Before undergoing an abortion, you should be informed of the possible risks.

Medical Abortion Risks

The documented risks of a medical abortion are heavy bleeding, sepsis (a severe infection), and needing another procedure to remove tissue left inside the uterus.

Due to the possible side effects and risks,  it is essential to be under the care and supervision of your doctor if you decide to have a medical abortion with the abortion pill.

Surgical Abortion

As with any surgery, a surgical abortion carries some risks. These include:

  • Damage to uterine lining or cervix
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Infection
  • Heavy bleeding

Gathering all the information and being selective is vital to safeguarding you physical health before deciding to have an abortion.

Making A Plan For Success

Walking through an unplanned pregnancy can feel very lonely. At Heart of the Hills, our staff is ready to come alongside women in need to provide support, access to medical services, and honest information.

How you decide to move forward with your pregnancy is your decision. You should never feel pressured to choose a path because your partner, friends, or family think it’s best.

If you’d like to explore your options or receive confidential support, schedule an appointment online or call 830-456-8840.

Take the next step and make a plan for future success.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Abortion Pill Reversal

Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) is the process of taking progesterone (a naturally occurring hormone) to counteract the effects of mifepristone (the first drug in the abortion pill regimen). If you’ve taken mifepristone but regret your decision, APR provides an opportunity to continue your pregnancy. But timing is critical! APR is most effective if started within

What Are the Risks and Benefits of Abortion Pill Reversal

If you’ve taken the first drug in the abortion pill regimen (mifepristone) and regret your decision, Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) gives you a chance to reverse mifepristone’s effects to continue your pregnancy. Abortion Pill Reversal consists of a high dose of progesterone, which aims to counteract mifepristone’s anti-progesterone effects. When it comes to APR, time

Can I change my mind about my abortion?

Yes! If you recently took the first drug in the abortion pill regimen (mifepristone) and regret your decision, there is a chance you can continue your pregnancy by starting Abortion Pill Reversal (APR). What Is Abortion Pill Reversal? When you take mifepristone (the first drug in the abortion pill regimen), it blocks progesterone. Without this