If you decide to end your pregnancy, a chemical abortion using the so-called abortion pill is one of the options your gynecologist will discuss with you. This method is typically recommended up to the 10 th week of pregnancy, at which point a surgical procedure may be necessary instead.
Watch this video to learn more about the abortion pill. There are actually two medications involved in this kind of first-trimester abortion. You will take the medications at home and will experience bleeding and cramping for up to 24 hours. Approximately a week after the procedure, your gynecologist will perform an exam to ensure the abortion was effective.