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When confronted with an unplanned pregnancy, you might be looking into mail-order abortion as an option. This requires you to purchase the drugs online and have them mailed to your home. However, it’s imperative to know the risks involved when considering this.

You need to understand if you are eligible for a medical abortion, the risks of ordering online, and details about your pregnancy.

1.  Am I Eligible?

There are various situations where you are ineligible to have a medical abortion for health concerns. This includes if you:

  • Are too far along in your pregnancy. You shouldn’t attempt a medical abortion if you’ve been pregnant for more than ten weeks (after the start of your last period).
  • Have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place.
  • Have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus. This is called an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Have certain medical conditions. These include bleeding disorders, particular heart or blood vessel diseases, severe liver, kidney, or lung disease, or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medicines.
  • Unable to make follow-up visits to your provider or don’t have access to emergency care.
  • Have an allergy to the medicine used.

Also, there are various medications you could be taking that would negatively interact with abortion drugs.

2.  The Risks of Ordering Online

When you get abortion drugs from a doctor or clinic, there are medical professionals who check and guide you. But if you buy them online, you might just talk to a doctor quickly over a video call, and then the drugs are sent to your home.

It’s important to note that the FDA advises against receiving these drugs online.

These drugs might come from pharmacies in other countries that don’t follow strict rules. So, there’s a risk of getting the wrong dosage, instructions, or even drugs. Sometimes, you might not notice something wrong until you’ve started using them.

3.  Key Details About Your Pregnancy

Before you decide to use abortion drugs, it’s important to know specific details about your pregnancy to avoid any health problems. These important details are:

  • How far along your pregnancy is. You shouldn’t use these drugs if you are more than ten weeks pregnant.
  • Where your pregnancy is developing. If you have an ectopic pregnancy, which is when the pregnancy is outside your uterus, you need urgent medical help, not abortion drugs.
  • Whether your pregnancy is likely to continue. About 26% of pregnancies naturally end in miscarriage. If you’re having a miscarriage, you shouldn’t take abortion drugs.

The best way to find out this information is through an ultrasound. This ultrasound will provide you with these critical details, helping you make a well-informed choice about what to do next.

Get Answers Today

Life Options Clinic can offer you free pregnancy testing, ultrasound, and other services to get you the answers you need before a mail-order abortion.

Contact us today to schedule a no-cost confidential appointment with our knowledgeable team in a safe and comforting environment.

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