Sometimes, women regret taking the first pill and hope for a way to reverse the effects. Progesterone therapy has been proven to help prevent miscarriage in pregnant women. Progesterone is a natural hormone made and released by the female ovaries.
Recently, studies have shown that progesterone may also reverse the effects of Mifepristone. We cannot guarantee that a healthy pregnancy will be sustained; however, we are committed to helping you do everything possible to protect the life of your child.
Many women experience cramping, spotting and bleeding after taking Mifepristone – Please let us know if you are experiencing those or any other concerning symptoms.
What Can I Expect From PSPT?
- Your pregnancy will be confirmed by performing a pregnancy test and a limited obstetrical ultrasound.
- You will need to receive progesterone either orally or by injection several times over the course of the next couple of months. Your commitment to this regimen is absolutely essential to give you the greatest chance of maintaining a successful and healthy pregnancy.
- You will need to follow up with an OB-GYN for prenatal care.
Are There Any Side Effects?
- Possible side effects of Oral Progesterone include: dizziness, cramping, headache, general aches, stomach upset, mood swings, and tiredness.
- Possible side effects of a Progesterone Injection include: bleeding or spotting, general swelling, pain, irritation, redness or swelling at the injection site, vaginal discharge, breast tenderness, skin reaction, hair loss, depression, fever, nausea or insomnia.
- Rarely, an individual may be severely allergic to Progesterone. If you have difficulty breathing, if your throat swells, if you are experiencing apprehension or a racing heartbeat, you should go to the Emergency Department immediately.
- Please inform your nurse if you are allergic to peanuts or if you suffer from liver disease, breast, uterine or cervical cancer, or if you have had blood clots in your legs, lungs, eyes or elsewhere.
The FDA approved medical abortion using RU-486 is a three-step procedure.
In the first step, the medication Mifepristone is taken. Mifepristone causes the death of the fetus by preventing your body’s natural Progesterone from doing its job. After three days, a second medication called Misoprostol is taken. Misoprostol causes uterine contractions and expels all pregnancy-related tissue from the uterus. Two weeks after the second dose, a follow-up visit is required to confirm completion of the abortion.