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27. The abortion pill after 10 weeks

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the abortion pill is a medicine that

ends the pregnancy the medical name for

the abortion pill is myth a priest owned

it works by blocking the hormone

progesterone without progesterone the

lining of the uterus breaks down and the

pregnancy cannot continue the abortion

pill is followed by another medicine

called misoprostol which starts labor

the medicine makes the womb contract

causing cramping and bleeding this

method can be used up to 24 weeks and

zero days of pregnancy at B Pass

what to expect depends on how many weeks

pregnant you are

a health care professional will give you

the abortion pill to swallow while you

are in the clinic if your blood group is

rhesus negative you will also have an

anti D injection you may then leave the

clinic most women can carry on their

usual lives at home or work but you may

have some bleeding and period like pains

you may have nausea or vomit if you

vomit within one and a half hours of

taking the pill please inform the clinic

as soon as possible as you may be

required to take the pill again you will

either return to the same B pass clinic

or visit a different B pass clinic one

or two days later you will be admitted

and tablets of misoprostol will be

placed into your vagina you may insert

these tablets yourself or have a

healthcare professional insert them for

you a nurse will be in attendance and

your progress will be monitored you can

rest in bed or be up and about as you

wish

the misoprostol tablets will cause you

to have contractions and bleeding this

usually starts about two hours after the

misoprostol is placed but may start

sooner you may need pain medicine which

we will provide the misoprostol will be

repeated every three hours until the

abortion is complete many women will

only require one or two doses of

misoprostol before the abortion happens

but it can take longer you may need to

stay overnight if you have not completed

the abortion after five doses of

misoprostol then you will rest for 12

hours before starting again you may see

large blood clots or the pregnancy at

the time of the abortion the nurse will

try and make sure that you see very

little but sometimes this is not

possible as events can be rapid

sometimes the placenta does not come out

at the time of delivery in this case you

may need more misoprostol or need to be

taken to the operating theatre on rare

occasions you will need to be

transferred to a local NHS hospital for

further treatment it's normal to have

some bleeding or spotting

for about a week and spotting for up to

four weeks after the abortion you should

use sanitary pads as it makes it easier

to keep track of your bleeding

medical abortion is like a miscarriage

it is normal for you to have bleeding

and cramping you might also feel dizzy

nauseous have vomiting a headache

diarrhea temporary flushes or sweats a

nurse will be with you at all times and

will give you medicine to help control

any side effects or pain you might have