Will The Abortion Pill Affect Future Pregnancy?

Will The Abortion Pill Affect Future Pregnancy?

A significant number of women choose to terminate their pregnancies by using the abortion pill method. This method is generally reserved for patients who are 10 weeks pregnant or less. Many people want to know if there is a second trimester abortion pill or a late term abortion pill that can be used to terminate a pregnancy. The answer is yes. One must seek out competent and highly qualified Physicians who are able to perform these procedures in a highly safe and proficient manner using late term abortion medication.

Mifepristone (RU 486, Mifeprex) was FDA approved in the U.S. specifically for the indication to terminate pregnancies. It has recently been approved to control blood sugas in diabetic patients who have Cushing’s Disease. It also is being studied in women who have uterine fibroids and fibrocystic disease of the breast. Mifepristone is approved in low doses in several countries as an Emergency Contraceptive (Morning After Pill). The purpose of its use in this manner is to prevent or delay ovulation (release of egg); thus preventing pregnancy. Levonorgestrol (Plan B) and Ella are the two common medications used and approved by the FDA to use as Emergency Contraception in the U.S. They also delay or inhibit ovulation from occuring. Ella is higher incidence of preventing pregnancy on the 4th and 5th day after unprotected intercourse. Emergency Contraception is highly effective in reducing the incidence of pregnancy by 54 to 95 percent for up to 120 hours after unprotected intercourse. The sooner the medication is taken after the event, the higher the success rate in preventing pregnancy. Emergency Contraception should be discussed as part of the aftercare plan of the abortion pill procedure. All women who wish to prevent unwanted pregnamcies should immediately have access to the Morning After Pill by carrying it in their purse or medicine cabinet.

The use of Mifepristone is not the normal way people think of the Abortion Pill preventing pregnancy. They worry about whether using the Abortion Pill to terminate their pregnancy will prevent them from becoming pregnant in the future. The answer is generally no. This wil bel discussed in more detail shortly.

A commonly asked question is what is safer; the abortion pill or surgical procedure? Both are highly effective, safe and have minimal side effects and complications. Most consider the abortion pill procedure the safest because of the possibility of uterine perforation and damage to surrounding pelvic organs such as ovaries, bladder or bowel when undergoing the surgical procedure. There is also the risk from using IV sedation and other forms of anesthesia during surgery. The abortion pill has its own side effects such as failure, incomplete removal of pregnancy tissue and taking a longer time for the procedure to be completed in comparison to surgery. In either the surgical or medical abortion procedures, serious side effects are rare (far less than 1%).

Will abortion pills affect my fertility?

Women frequently ask if the use of the abortion pill will affect the chances of conception in the future. Abortion pills have minimal side effects and complications. Over 3 million women in the US have undergone their termination of pregnancy using the abortion pill process. Performing the Abortion Pill Procedure under medical supervision and following the take home instuctions leads to minimal side effects and complications.

Numerous medical studies show no evidence of future fertility problems or issues with a woman’s overall health when using the medical abortion method. Medication abortions do not cause preterm births, increase the incidence of low birth weight, birth defects, ectopic pregnancy, infant deaths or miscarriage.

Long-term emotional or psychological problems after an abortion are rare. These problems have a higher chance of occuring in women who already have some sort of psychological problem, or if the woman has to terminate her pregnancy due to a significant fetal abnormality that is incompatible with life. Most women are significantly relieved after terminating their pregnancy.

There are complications that may occur that may affect future furtility. This may include severe uterine infection, significant blood loss, post-surgical curretage and a overwhelming sepsis that may lead to organ failure and maternal death.

Infertility problems after surgical or medical abortions may occur under the following circunstances.

1. An incomplete termination of pregnancy. This is where fragments of pregnancy tissue remain inside the uterus. Symptoms include continuous cramping, diarrhoea, bleeding, foul vaginal discharge and an elevated temperature (100.4 or higher).

2. Multiple surgical D&C procedures in the modern era with the use of disposable currettes do not generally lead to uterine scarring. Aggressive manual instrumental curretage in the mid-1960’s or earlier was associated with uterine scarring and frequently retained pregnancy tissue.

3. Multiple surgical abortions, especially second trimester surgical abortions (greater than 14 weeks gestation), one may develope cervical incompetence (weakness) due to instrumental dilation of the cervix. The use of Laminaria or Dilapan that open and soften the cervix have significantly reduced this complication.

If you discover it is difficult to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse following the abortion, a medical evaluation may be in order. Over 85 percent of women who are fertile are able to conceive within a year of having unprotected intercourse.

Women who may not be able to conceive after abortion may be due to pychological stress, lack of sleep, advanced age (greater than 35), smoking, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), weight changes, excessive alcohol consumption and a host of chronic illnesses such as kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid and autoimmune diseases.

Do abortion pills affect future pregnancies?

After the abortion pill procedure is complete, ovulation can occur in as soon as 6 days. after the abortion. This is why it is important that women use some form of birth control starting immediately after the procedure.

Generally; Physicians suggest that women who wish to become pregnant again, do not do so for 3 months. This allows the chance for the woman to have the opportunity to recover from the abortion pill procedure.

Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill), Birth Control Pills, IUD and the progesterone pellets are options to prevent pregnancy.

Where Is Emergency Contraception Free?

Emergency Contraception can be free with a prescrition written by a Medical Doctor for women whi have the proper medical insurance. There are Abortion Pill Clinics where the Emergency Contraceptive Pill is included in their Abortion fee. The Emergency Contraceptive Pill should be in every woman’s purse or medicine cabinet who are of reproductive age and who may have any chance of being exposed to unprotected intercourse or the possibility that their normal birth control method failed. Asking the Abortion Pill Clinic regarding what is free emergency contraception and how to obtain it, should always be during the initial phone call contact.

Is It Easy To Get Pregnant After An Abortion?

According to the medical research and after millions of medical and surgical abortions, the chance of not becoming pregnant again is extremely small. It is imperative to follow all instructions and to notify medical personnel at the sign of any possible medical issue. Illegal and unsupervised medical abortions are associated with higher risks of complications, future infertility, maternal morbidity and mortality.

Which is better abortion pills or surgery?

A medication abortion is commonly known as the “the abortion pills”. A lot of women prefer this method because it can be performed earlier in pregnancy, performed in the privacy of their home, they feel like they have more control of when the abortion can be performed and they can have the support of someone to help them through the process. The abortion pill method and surgical method are highly safe, effective and efficient in terminating a pregnancy with medical personel who are highly experienced.

Wrapping Up

Abortion pills are becoming the most common way to terminate early pregnancies that are unexpected or unwanted. Abortion pills do not affect the fertility of future pregnancies. Remember to ask about the availability of Emergency Contraception so that one can have it immediately available if a accident occurs and one wants to prevent pregnancy. The most effective time to use Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill) is immediately after having unprotected intercourse where it is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Seek out Abortion Pill facilities that emergency contraception is free with the Abortion Pill procedure.

Dr James S Pendergraft Orlando Abortion Clinicwww.womencenter.com.

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