An online or at-home abortion involves ordering the abortion drugs (also called the “abortion pill”) online, without going to a clinic or pharmacy.

This option puts your health at risk, and the FDA advises against it. The abortion drugs you can find online aren’t FDA-approved, which means they fall outside the US supply chain—and the FDA can’t guarantee the source, quality, or effectiveness of these drugs.

While seeking abortion drugs online puts your health at risk, even the FDA-approved abortion drugs come with risks to your health. These risks include:

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

This article will explore the essential steps to protect your health before making a pregnancy decision.

But if you’re looking for medically accurate information about your pregnancy options or free resources, contact Southwest Options for Women to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

Learn All You Can About Your Pregnancy Options

Abortion is just one pregnancy option. Your other choices include parenting and adoption.

Before making any pregnancy decision, it’s critical to learn all you can to ensure you make the best choice for you.

Asking yourself the following questions can help:

  • Which pregnancy decision am I leaning toward and why?
  • Am I feeling pressured into one decision over another?
  • How might I feel if I choose abortion? Adoption? Parenting?
  • What might my life look like if I chose abortion? Adoption? Parenting?
  • What questions do I have about each option?

Learn Key Details About Your Pregnancy

Before making any pregnancy decision, it’s vital to learn the key details about your pregnancy to protect your health by getting an ultrasound. This scan will reveal the following information about your pregnancy:

  • Gestational age: This is especially important if you’re considering an abortion, as the abortion drugs are only FDA-approved if your pregnancy is 10 weeks or under.
  • Location: This rules out a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, which is when a pregnancy grows outside the uterus.
  • Viability: This rules out miscarriage, which happens in up to 26% of all pregnancies. If you’ve had a miscarriage, you will need medical follow-up care to ensure you don’t face complications.

We’re Here for You

Navigating your pregnancy options can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone. At Southwest Options for Women, we’re here for you with free pregnancy resources and information to help you feel supported.

Contact us today to learn how we’re here to help.