Abortion Pill Side Effects

Mothers to be should consider abortion pill side effects before making the choice to terminate the life of their child. A medical abortion includes taking two pills that have been approved by the FDA. Overall statistics for this medical procedure has increased since the drugs were allowed for use in the United States. The first drug blocks the hormone progesterone so the uterus lining begins to shed. The cervix begins to soften and bleeding begins. Within 24 to 72 hours after taking the first pill the patient will take the second one. The second medication causes the uterus to contract which leads to the pregnancy being expelled. Clinics will not always be forthcoming about abortion pill side effects to their patients because they are making money off of the death of an unborn baby. These pills can have such a devastating effect on a woman's body that she may not be able to carry another child to term if at all. There are many other options to consider and they are safe to the mother and the child.

Many couples are looking to adopt children because they cannot have children of their own. Organizations in the United States help women to make positive and moral decisions that do not include taking a life. Many women suffer greatly after choosing to exterminate their child's life. They deal with the physical, emotional, and spiritual impact that this major event has on their life. Organizations have trained medical personnel that can give a woman all of the facts and the risks including abortion pill side effects. In addition, many churches help women in this type of situation. They can provide other resources to consider that do not include murder. "For he is the minister of God to those for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil" (Romans 13:4).

Health risks that could prevent a patient from being a candidate for a medical abortion include severe anemia or blood clotting problems. Adrenal failure, severe diarrhea, possibility of an ectopic pregnancy or a mass in the reproductive organs are all major concerns for having the procedure. A clinic or doctor will not recommend the procedure for a patient who has been taking corticosteroids for a long period of time. Caution will be given to patients who have other types of major health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer involving the reproductive organs. A patient whose physician does not have concern for her past medical history or for the possibility of severe abortion pill side effects needs to reconsider her options and take time to seek God for the answer.

Here are some of the main side effects that can occur with a medical abortion. Primarily the first pill that a woman takes does not cause problems except for bleeding. However, the second pill can cause headache, dizziness, back pain, tiredness, nausea, heavy cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting. Abortion pill side effects are mild in some patients but may be extreme for others. The heaviest onset of side effects happens between day one and day three. The heavy side effects usually subside after day three and are entirely gone by day 14 except in extreme cases where complications may arise. In some cases bleeding could become so great that the patient will have to be admitted and an aspiration abortion will be performed. A blood transfusion may be required for those who have lost too much blood. Many clinics provide a 24-hour hot-line number that a patient can use to call for any concerns or questions. Should the patient come down with a fever of 101 or higher that lasts for more than a few hours she should call her doctor immediately. Fever along with other abortion pill side effects could indicate a serious infection or a possible ectopic pregnancy where the egg is lodged in a fallopian tube instead of in the uterus.

A woman less than 6 weeks pregnant can choose to have a surgical abortion. A surgical abortion consists of dilating a patient's cervix and then using suction to remove the tiny pregnancy. Clinics may offer several options including the use of a chemical to try and convince the patient to terminate her pregnancy. Some women choose surgical and chemical options because they are trying to avoid abortion pill side effects. Choosing surgery over the pills is much quicker. Patients who take the pills are looking at several days of the process taking place and may even see the baby as he or she is expelled.

Women who have made the decision to take pills regardless of the abortion pill side effects will need to be upfront with the clinic and physician about their age, past medical history and support. The patient is considered for the procedure if she is old enough to give informed consent and has no problem agreeing with a surgical abortion if the pills do not work. Medical personnel like for the patient to live within a reasonable distance from the clinic in case of a medical emergency. They also look at whether or not the patient has the help of another adult who can drive them to the clinic if he or she is unable to drive because of severe complications. Candidates should realize that these types of clinics do not acknowledge nor consider the unborn child and oftentimes do not acknowledge that the fetus they are about to help extinguish is a human life. Take some time to pray and seek God because the consequences of this action are permanent and irreversible. Consider the child who has no voice as he or she is precious to the Lord.

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