During these strange and trying times, the Plan C campaign advertises a way to have a self-managed abortion via abortion pills*.We want you to have some more information as you explore your pregnancy decision.
Keep these major points in mind when looking into Plan C as an option for your unplanned pregnancy.
Things to Know about Plan C:
- First, the FDA determined that Mifeprex, which is used in Plan C, should be used under the care of a doctor. The FDA has specific guidelines for Mifeprex’s administration by a physician. The FDA also suggests follow-up care within seven to fourteen days after taking the Plan C medications.
- Second, Mifeprex’s side effects need to be considered. Cramping and bleeding will be expected. In addition, side effects can include nausea, pelvic pain, dizziness, diarrhea, allergic reactions, and others. Consider that it appears to be in a woman’s best interest to be under the care of a physician during the use of Mifeprex and its partner Misoprostol.
- Also, Misoprostol can be used alone for an abortion in early pregnancy. However, the Plan C campaign shares that this is not as effective. They also share that it is possible to order these medications online without the supervision of a doctor and provide linked resources. Later in their FAQs, they state that their is unclear legal risk in obtaining abortion pills outside of medical supervision.
Here to Help:
At the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon, we want to help you make informed pregnancy decisions. If you have any questions and would like to speak to a member of our medical staff, please contact us for an appointment (912) 826-1133. We are ready to provide you with information on abortion. We can offer a pregnancy test and possibly an ultrasound to assist you in making your pregnancy decision.
*Abortion pills are ineffective for ectopic pregnancies which are detected via ultrasound