Questions About Pregnancy"What is the 'morning after pill'?"
Your doctor or nurse practitioner should advise you about this or call in a prescription for Preven or Plan B which consist of a series of birth control pills and anti nausea medication. Information available at 1 888 NOT 2 LATE. "What if I take the morning after pill and still do not get my period?"
You must have a pregnancy test 3 weeks after this therapy if you do not start your period. "What is the 'abortion pill'?"
RU486 (Mifeprex or Mifepristone) may be used below 7-9 weeks of pregnancy from the first day of the last menstrual period, confirmed by ultrasound dating. The medications cause the pregnancy to stop growing and be expelled from the woman's body similar to a miscarriage. Mifepristone is an anti-Progesterone drug that stops early pregnancy. "What is the 'abortion shot'?"
One alternative to medical termination is to use a methotrexate injection sequentially followed by misoprostol. This method of pregnancy termination results in expulsion of the pregnancy similar to a miscarriage. "I want information about pregnancy."
There are many websites available to gather information about becoming pregnant including; the American Academy of Family Physicians (www.aafp.org), Planned Parenthood (www.plannedparenthood.org) and Before Your Pregnancy (www.b4yourpregnancy.com). Your best resource is to be educated by a health professional since sometimes information you might read about may seem confusing or unclear. "I need information about an abortion. From what my friends tell me I'm not sure I can go through with it!"
The best thing to do is to talk to a real person and not to try and educate yourself about this procedure. Counseling and dialogue are the best ways to find out if this is right for you in your life. Contact Planned Parenthood at www.plannedparenthood.org for a local office or clinic and plan to meet with a counselor.
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