Abortion Pill in Lawrence, KS

Abortion Pill in Lawrence, KS

What is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is a medical abortion that is also known as RU-486.  This type of abortion uses two drugs – Mifeprex™(mifepristone) and Misoprostol and can be used until 10- weeks LMP (last menstrual period).  However, its effectiveness may decrease as the pregnancy progresses.

Procedure

The FDA approved regimen for Mifiprex (RU-486) is a two-visit process using two different drugs 1

  1. Mifepristone is given orally during the first office visit. Mifepristone blocks progesterone from sustaining the pregnancy, thereby ending the life of the baby.
  2. Misoprostol tablets are given orally 48 hours later. The misoprostol will cause contractions to expel the baby’s remains. This does not take place at a medical office and may occur within a few hours or up to two weeks after taking misoprostol.
  3. A physical exam is given by the healthcare provider about 7-14 days later to ensure the abortion is complete and that there are no immediate complications.

Risks and Side Effects

  • Not advised for women who have anemia, bleeding disorders, liver or kidney disease, seizure disorder, and acute inflammatory bowel disease, use an intrauterine device (IUD), or are unable to return for the follow-up visit.
  • Cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heavy bleeding, infection and in rare cases, death.
  • In a small percentage of pregnancies, the procedure may be unsuccessful in terminating the pregnancy. This risk increases with the length of your pregnancy. 

Call Insight Women’s Center near Lawrence, KS to learn more about the abortion pill.

Fetal Development Weeks 4-8

The following describes some of the developmental steps of the baby during the time frame when a woman is eligible for a medication abortion. 

  • All major systems and organs begin to form.
  • The beginnings of the eyes and ears are developing.
  • Tiny limb buds appear, which will develop into arms and legs.
  • The heart is beating.
  • All major body systems continue to develop and function, including the circulatory, nervous, digestive, and urinary systems.
  • The eyes, nose, mouth, and ears are becoming more distinct.

Additional Information:

Click here for more information about the procedure, risks and side effects of the abortion pill, Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU486).

What if I have Second Thoughts?

Reversal Option

If you have taken the first dose of the abortion pill, Mifepristone (Mileprex or RU-486) and are experiencing doubts about your abortion, it may be possible to reverse your abortion. There is an effective process for reversing the procedure, called Abortion Pill Reversal. The process uses the progesterone hormone, which has shown to counteract the effects of the abortion pill.

Every hour since your first dose of the abortion pill matters, so it’s important to call the Abortion Reversal Hotline or call 877-558-0333.

Any attempts to counteract the abortion pill should not be done without the assistance of a medical professional.

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth-largest city in Kansas. It is in the northeastern sector of the state, astride Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. Lawrence is a college town and the home to both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Abortion Pill Lawrence, KS  66044, 66045, 66046, 66047, 66049

Fetal Development Weeks 4-8

The following describes some of the developmental steps of the baby during the time frame when a woman is eligible for a medication abortion. 

  • All major systems and organs begin to form.
  • The beginnings of the eyes and ears are developing.
  • Tiny limb buds appear, which will develop into arms and legs.
  • The heart is beating.
  • All major body systems continue to develop and function, including the circulatory, nervous, digestive, and urinary systems.
  • The eyes, nose, mouth, and ears are becoming more distinct.

Additional Information:

Click here for more information about the procedure, risks and side effects of the abortion pill, Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU486).

What if I have Second Thoughts?

Reversal Option

If you have taken the first dose of the abortion pill, Mifepristone (Mileprex or RU-486) and are experiencing doubts about your abortion, it may be possible to reverse your abortion. There is an effective process for reversing the procedure, called Abortion Pill Reversal. The process uses the progesterone hormone, which has shown to counteract the effects of the abortion pill.

Every hour since your first dose of the abortion pill matters, so it’s important to call the Abortion Reversal Hotline or call 877-558-0333.

Any attempts to counteract the abortion pill should not be done without the assistance of a medical professional.

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth-largest city in Kansas. It is in the northeastern sector of the state, astride Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. Lawrence is a college town and the home to both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Abortion Pill Lawrence, KS  66044, 66045, 66046, 66047, 66049

Insight Women’s Center does not offer, recommend, or refer for abortions. We can help you determine how far along you are and share accurate information about abortion procedures and risks—empowering you to make the best choice for you.
Call to schedule an appointment for your initial visit and a free pregnancy test.

Additional Questions You Might Have?

Insight Women’s Center continues to remain open and has taken all necessary precautions to protect our clients, staff, and volunteers from COVID-19. Our administrative assistant screens all individuals seeking treatment before entry into the center. Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and clients.

Please allow anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes for your appointment. Our administrative assistant can give you a better idea of how much time your appointment will take depending on the services you request when scheduling.

Scheduling an appointment with IWC does not require parental consent.  As we talk through your pregnancy options, we will discuss ways you can tell your parents about your pregnancy and how to include them in your decision-making process.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients are protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.)

I didn’t have any hope when I found out I was pregnant. I was scared, thought I was going to be alone. After coming to Insight, I realized that was a lie. I wasn’t alone. They treat me like I’m part of their own family.”

“I was thinking about abortion when I first found out I was pregnant. I didn’t know…It was a lot. I also thought about parenting, but it was shocking, and things were happening so fast…When I came to Insight, I wasn’t judged at all. I just needed someone, and they were there.”

“I was never in a situation where I was hurting for money. I was in a place where I was hurt because of the lack of emotional support. I found and received support from the staff at Insight Women’s Center throughout my pregnancy.”

I didn’t have any hope when I found out I was pregnant. I was scared, thought I was going to be alone. After coming to Insight, I realized that was a lie. I wasn’t alone. They treat me like I’m part of their own family.”

“I was thinking about abortion when I first found out I was pregnant. I didn’t know…It was a lot. I also thought about parenting, but it was shocking, and things were happening so fast…When I came to Insight, I wasn’t judged at all. I just needed someone, and they were there.”

“I was never in a situation where I was hurting for money. I was in a place where I was hurt because of the lack of emotional support. I found and received support from the staff at Insight Women’s Center throughout my pregnancy.”

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