You’re pregnant and considering clicking “purchase” for an online order of abortion pills, but something inside tells you to pause and do a quick Google search on the risks and side effects you might encounter. Well, we’re glad you did! 

Here are the top risks related to ordering the abortion pill online: 

1. The Abortion Pill May Not be Safe for You

If you haven’t received an ultrasound scan to determine the age of your pregnancy, you may be at risk of facing complications related to the abortion pill. 

According to the FDA, the abortion pill should only be taken in the first 70 days (or 10 weeks) of pregnancy. Taking the abortion pill later than 70 days may result in an incomplete abortion, a complication in which the fetal tissue is not fully expelled from the womb. Retained fetal tissue may lead to infections, sepsis, and internal bleeding if left untreated.

2. Medication Sold Online Might Not be Approved for Consumption 

Websites selling the abortion pill, or any medication for that matter, may not have been vetted and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consuming a drug that has not undergone necessary testing may result in serious risks and side effects.

Before ordering the abortion pill online, speak to a qualified healthcare professional about the options that will be safe for you. Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers provide free and confidential medical consultations to aid in your decision-making process as well.

3. Lack of Emergency Care 

Even when taking the abortion pill under the proper circumstances, you may still be at risk for serious health complications and uncomfortable side effects. Risks of the abortion pill include infection, sepsis, and hemorrhaging.

These serious abortion complications require immediate medical care. When ordering the abortion pill online, you could  be left without the care and supervision you need in case of complications. 

Is the Abortion Pill Right for Me?

Deciding if the abortion pill is right for you can be an extremely difficult choice. From exploring the risks and side effects to weighing your other pregnancy options of parenting and adoption, it can be a challenge to know what’s right. 

Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers is here to help you during this time. Our free services include the following:

1. Lab-quality pregnancy testing and ultrasound scans to confirm your pregnancy and determine its gestational age

2. STD testing and treatment to ensure you’re not at risk for further abortion pill complications and infections.

3. Options counseling with a qualified professional to help you explore all of your options, ask questions, and process as needed. 

4. Parenting courses and baby items to help those who decide parenting is right for them

Find that and so much more at Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers! Schedule your free and confidential appointment today!