In some states, the abortion pill is available by mail, while in other parts of the U.S., it is only dispensed in person. Whether you’re considering telehealth or an in-person visit, learn what steps to take for your health before having a medical abortion.
Can I Get the Abortion Pill by Mail in Alabama?
At the time of this writing, the abortion pill is not available by mail in Alabama. It may feel scary and limiting to realize this. However, you should know that support is available, and you are not alone as you face your pregnancy decision.
At Women’s Care Medical Center, we are here to help you process your emotions, answer your questions, and learn more about your eligibility for the abortion pill. Here’s how to put your health first.
Am I Eligible for the Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill is intended to end a pregnancy during a certain timeframe. If you are more than 70 days pregnant, the FDA advises that you should not take the abortion pill. Additionally, if you have an ectopic pregnancy, you should not take the abortion pill. And if you’re not actually pregnant, you shouldn’t take it, either.
We can help you know for sure.
It’s rare, but not impossible for a home pregnancy test to have inaccurate results. If you suspect you’re pregnant, even if you’ve taken a positive home test, it’s best to confirm your pregnancy before taking the abortion pill.
How Do I Confirm If I’m Pregnant?
With lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound, you can know for sure if you are pregnant.
If your lab-quality pregnancy testing has a positive result, the next step is to confirm the pregnancy with an ultrasound.
Why Is An Ultrasound Important?
With an ultrasound, you’ll learn if you have a current progressing pregnancy, or if a miscarriage or chemical pregnancy has caused positive testing results.
The ultrasound will also reveal how far along you are, which will inform you whether or not the abortion pill is a possible option for you.
Additionally, the healthcare provider will use the ultrasound to assess if your pregnancy is located within the uterus. This sounds like it would be obvious, but sometimes pregnancies can have complications and be located elsewhere in the body.
A home pregnancy test doesn’t alert you to this serious condition, which is called an ectopic pregnancy. If an ultrasound reveals that you have one, you will need medical attention. Women with an ectopic pregnancy should not take the abortion pill.
Free Pregnancy Confirmation Services in Baldwin County, Alabama
Your health matters. The caring and professional staff at Women’s Care Medical Center provide pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, and other services free of charge.
Make an appointment to talk more about your questions today.