The medical abortion process has two steps and includes two different medicines.

First, at Women’s clinic you take a pill called mifepristone which stops the pregnancy from growing. Second, at your home, 6 to 8 hours after taking the first pill. you take another set of 4 pills called misoprostol.

The second pill empties the uterus, and you will experience cramping and bleeding. The pills can also cause pain, and sometimes, nausea, diarrhea or chills. After the pregnancy tissue is expelled, the bleeding and pain become much less. The abortion-by-pill has a success rate of 91-95%. If your abortion fails, you may need to repeat the process or have an in-clinic surgical abortion.