You can get medicine by mail to terminate a pregnancy by contacting AidAccess.org. You do NOT need to be in a state that allows abortion. You do NOT need to be pregnant already in order to obtain pills. You do NOT need to tell a doctor you took them, or inform an emergency room if you have or believe you are having a complication.
If you are being investigated for a bad pregnancy outcome, click here.
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How to induce a miscarriage using medications (via Reproaction):
About Self-Managed Abortion with Misoprostol
In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that people who want to manage their abortion via misoprostol take a total of 12 misoprostol tablets (200 mcg each). These tablets are administered four at a time, under the tongue, and allowed to dissolve for 30 minutes, every three hours. The WHO protocol is summarized in the following steps:
- Place four pills (200 micrograms each) under the tongue for 30 minutes while tablets dissolve. Swallow the remnants of the pills after 30 minutes.
- After three hours, place four pills (200 micrograms each) under the tongue for 30 minutes while tablets dissolve. Swallow the remnants of the pills after 30 minutes.
- After another three hours, place four pills (200 micrograms each) under the tongue for 30 minutes while tablets dissolve. Swallow the remnants of the pills after 30 minutes.
A woman will know the medication is working when she experiences the following side effects: cramps, menstrual bleeding, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Though rare, complications can occur. Signs of complications include:
- Heavy bleeding that lasts for more than two hours and soaks more than two sanitary pads per hour
- Severe pain that does not go away after hours after taking the medications
- A fever of over 102 degrees Fahrenheit
- Vaginal discharge that smells bad
The treatment of any complication of abortion is exactly the same as the treatment for complications of a miscarriage. There are no tests that can detect misoprostol, and there is no reason to tell a medical provider that a women has managed her own abortion with pills. To date, there have been at least 20 arrests of women who have ended their own pregnancy outside a medical setting in the United States. A woman, therefore, should not tell medical personnel that she has taken misoprostol or she may be at legal risk.
If a person is doing a medication abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol, that person should swallow the mifepristone pill and then wait 24 to 48 hours before following up with the above misoprostol instructions.