Hand'n Hand Women's Center

Abortion Pill Near
Crystal City, MO

Abortion Pill Near Crystal City, MO

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Abortion Pill

The abortion pill is a medical abortion that is also known as RU-486.  This type of abortion uses two drugs – Mifeprex™(mifepristone) and Misoprostol.  Mifeprex™ blocks the progesterone hormone which is needed for pregnancy to continue.  When used together with Misoprostol, it will end an early pregnancy (70 days or less since the first day of the last menstrual period or 10 wks LMP).

How is it taken?  The FDA has approved a dosing regimen:

  • On Day One: 200 mg of Mifeprex™ taken by mouth
  • 24 to 48 hours after taking Mifeprex™: 800 mcg of misoprostol taken buccally (in the cheek pouch), at a location appropriate for the patient
  • About seven to fourteen days after taking Mifeprex™: follow-up with the healthcare provider

The documented side effects of the abortion pill include abdominal pain, severe cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, fever and chills.

Risks include seeing fetal parts expelled, a possible life-threatening infection known as sepsis (severe systemic infection), failure to abort (which may require an additional surgical abortion procedure to complete the termination), an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy, possible hemorrhaging.

Information is lacking about the long-term mental health effects of medical abortion, particularly, how women feel about giving themselves an abortion, and seeing fetal parts expelled.

According to the FDA, some women should not take Mifeprex™.  A woman should not take Mifeprex™ if it has been more than 70 days since the first day of her last menstrual period, or if she:

  • has an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside of the uterus), which can be diagnosed by our free ultrasound
  • has problems with the adrenal glands (the glands near the kidneys)
  • is currently being treated with long-term corticosteroid therapy (medications)
  • has had an allergic reaction to mifepristone, misoprostol or similar drugs
  • has bleeding problems or is taking anticoagulant (blood thinning) drug products
  • has inherited porphyria
  • has an intrauterine device (IUD) in place (it must be removed before taking Mifeprex™)

Women who have taken Mifeprex™ should follow their healthcare provider’s instructions including the associated risks and complications that can occur such as:

Sustained fever, severe abdominal pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or fainting.

Abdominal pain or discomfort, or general malaise (“feeling sick,” including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, with or without fever)

Though not as common, other medical abortions include methotrexate, misoprostol, or lethal injections for late-term abortions.  Each comes with their own procedures and risks.

Before taking the Abortion Pill or any other medication, get information from a trusted source so that you understand how it works and the possible side effects.

What if I Have Second Thoughts?

Are you having second thoughts or regrets about your abortion decision?  It may not be too late to change your mind.  If you’ve taken the first dose of the abortion pill, Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU-486) there is an effective process for reversing the procedure, called abortion pill reversal.  The process uses the progesterone hormone, which has shown to counteract the effects of the abortion pill.

Women have successfully continued their pregnancies and given birth to healthy babies after reversal progesterone treatment was given under doctor’s care. Any attempts to counteract the abortion pill should not be done without the assistance of a medical professional. For more information go to:  www.abortionpillreversal.com or Hand ‘n Hand Women’s Center to locate a provider near you as soon as possible.

Abortion Pill near Crystal City, MO 63019
Crystal City is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. Crystal City and its neighbor Festus are often collectively known as the “Twin Cities”.

Feeling Pressured?

You are the only one who can choose an option for your unplanned pregnancy. You should not allow anyone to force you into a decision. Our staff wants to support you as you explore your options.  If you’re feeling pressured, visit Hand’n Hand Women’s Center first.

abortion pill

What If I Have Second Thoughts?

Are you having second thoughts or regrets about your abortion decision?  It may not be too late to change your mind.  If you’ve taken the first dose of the abortion pill, Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU-486) there is an effective process for reversing the procedure, called abortion pill reversal.  The process uses the progesterone hormone, which has shown to counteract the effects of the abortion pill.

Women have successfully continued their pregnancies and given birth to healthy babies after reversal progesterone treatment was given under doctor’s care.   Any attempts to counteract the abortion pill should not be done without the assistance of a medical professional.  For more information go to:  www.abortionpillreversal.com or call 877-558-0333.

What others are saying about Hand'n Hand Women's Center

"This place has been amazing to me. I walked in scared to death and they were there with open arms. Can't thank them enough"
"Hand 'n Hand was really honest with me and helped me through a tough situation. They listened and gave me the individual attention I really needed. This is one of the safest places to go if you need help"
"Everyone at Hand 'n Hand was nothing short of a blessing. They were the most compassionate people I've ever met. The world needs more places like this."

What others are saying about Hand'n Hand Women's Center

"This place has been amazing to me. I walked in scared to death and they were there with open arms. Can't thank them enough"
"Hand 'n Hand was really honest with me and helped me through a tough situation. They listened and gave me the individual attention I really needed. This is one of the safest places to go if you need help"
"Everyone at Hand 'n Hand was nothing short of a blessing. They were the most compassionate people I've ever met. The world needs more places like this."

Questions & Answers

Walk-ins are welcome; however, it is best to make an appointment to minimize your office wait time, please call us at 636.464.8400, or schedule an appointment online.

Our professional medical-grade lab quality pregnancy test can determine pregnancy the first day after your first missed period. We recommend you make an appointment if you have missed a period, have any pregnancy related questions, or think you might be pregnant.

After completing paperwork, you will meet with our medical professionals to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be administered. With a positive pregnancy test result, we will then confirm a living, intrauterine pregnancy via an ultrasound.

All our services are provided free of charge.

All you need is photo ID. If receiving a pregnancy test or limited ultrasound you will need to drink plenty of water to ensure you have a full bladder.

Absolutely, you can bring your boyfriend, family member or friend. We will talk with you privately first. Then provided you have given us consent to have them in the room, your guest will be able to join you. Please no children at this visit.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.) Call 636 464-8400  or Text 314 313-1794