RU-486, or the Morning After Pill, is an artificial steroid that interrupts progesterone, a hormone crucial to the early progress of pregnancy. By blocking progesterone, the embryo is deprived of nourishment and dies. It detaches from the uterine wall and may be expelled in a similar fashion to a heavy period. Some patients have reported seeing tiny embryo body parts or tissues.
The patient will return to the clinic for a check-up to ensure all tissues have been completely expelled. If the abortion was not complete, another drug may be administered or a surgical procedure may be necessary.
Side Effects to the Pill
Some side effects of the pill include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, severe cramping, fevers and chills.
What are the risks?
With the abortion pill comes the risks for potential life-threatening infections, bleeding that requires medical attention, along with the potential trauma associated with seeing the embryonic parts when they are expelled.
Can the pill be reversed?
If you have already taken the abortion pill and have since changed your mind, contact www.abortionpillreversal.com or call 1-877-558-0333 for a nearby clinic. It might not be too late.