Is an Online Abortion or At-Home Abortion Safe?

Understanding if an online abortion (at-home abortion) is safe for you is the first step to consider while weighing your abortion options. Discuss several factors with a trusted medical provider or pregnancy clinic to ensure your health and safety are top priorities.

It is essential to discuss your health history and current medications, the risks and complications of the abortion pill, and the stage of your pregnancy. These steps are critical to safeguarding your health and wellness. 

Know the Risks

The abortion pill prescribed during an online abortion (also called an at-home abortion) has risks you should know beforehand. These risks can cause significant health consequences with long-term effects. Common risks include the following:

  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • An ongoing pregnancy (if the procedure doesn’t work)
  • An incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by a surgical abortion

Seek a medical provider immediately and discuss whether you need further care if you experience these side effects.

Why Your Health History Matters

Learning what previous or ongoing conditions are present enables a physician to assist you in weighing risks associated with the safety of an online, at-home abortion procedure.

Online abortion is not an option if you have one or more of the following risk factors:’

  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) in place
  • Have certain medical conditions such as a bleeding disorder or heart or lung disease
  • Are too far along in your pregnancy
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medications
  • Have an allergy to the drugs used
  • Have a suspected ectopic pregnancy
  • Can’t make follow-up visits to your provider 
  • Can’t access emergency care

Be sure to always meet with a medical provider before undergoing an abortion procedure.

Before Using the Abortion Pill 

The Abortion Pill is only FDA-recommended to women who have been pregnant for 70 days or less. Receiving pregnancy testing and a limited ultrasound will confirm the stage and location of the pregnancy to help protect your health and safety.

Contact us today to confirm your pregnancy and know your options. We are here for you and can further discuss your abortion option.