Are you considering abortion as you navigate an unplanned pregnancy? You are not alone as you try to figure out your decision and where to get the abortion pill in PA. 

The abortion pill is available at local abortion clinics and online in PA. Here are some vital steps to take before choosing where to get the abortion pill

First, Know How Far Along You Are

To understand if you’re eligible for the abortion pill, you will want to confirm how far along you are. The FDA recommends only women through 10 weeks of pregnancy use the pill.

An ultrasound is needed to confirm how far along you are and determine important details of your pregnancy. First, receive a free laboratory-quality pregnancy test at North Care.

Once you receive a positive pregnancy test, a nurse will confirm with an ultrasound so we can see:

  1. How far along you are (gestational age)
  2. The location of your pregnancy (whether it’s growing within your uterus or it is an ectopic pregnancy)
  3. The viability of your pregnancy (if it’s growing)

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

Clarity about your options is key when making such a major medical decision. Also called the abortion pill, medical abortion involves two different drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol.

  • Mifepristone is first taken, which causes the embryo to become detached from the uterine lining where it’s sustained.
  • Secondly, Misoprostol is taken, which causes labor-like contractions, and the body expels the embryo and related pregnancy tissue through the vagina.

Understand the Risks

Weighing the risks of the abortion pill is important to safeguarding your health. The Mayo Clinic states to “talk with your health care provider to get answers to your questions, help you weigh alternatives, and consider the impact the procedure may have on your future.”

Since the abortion pill is taken at home, a woman is responsible for understanding the risks and what to monitor for after such a procedure. 

Signs and symptoms of abortion complications may include:

  • Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
  • Severe abdominal or back pain
  • Fever lasting more than 24 hours
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge

We’re Here to Talk

If you’d like more information about any of your pregnancy options, we can help inform you more. You are not alone. Schedule a free and confidential appointment with one of our caring professionals. We’re here to listen and offer support.

*North Care Women’s Clinic does not provide or refer for abortions. 

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“Information about Mifepristone for Medical Termination of Pregnancy Through Ten Weeks Gestation.” FDA, “Title 18.” Pennsylvania General Assembly,

“Medical Abortion.” MayoClinic,