Abortion Pill / Medical Abortion

Commonly referred to as ‘the abortion pill’, medical abortion is a non-invasive procedure for the termination of a pregnancy. We routinely provide medical abortions (Abortion Pill) up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. Allentown Women’s Center provides expert healthcare and wellness services to patients with diverse sexual and reproductive health needs. As one of the top abortion pill providers in Pennsylvania, we believe that every person should have the freedom to control their body. One in four will terminate a pregnancy during their lifetime. You are not alone in your decision to have an abortion.

What to expect with the Abortion Pill

In the Office: a technician will perform a transvaginal ultrasound during your procedure visit. You will discuss your decisions and options with a counselor and talk more about the medications, side effects, and risks outlined in the Medication Guide.

Your vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature) will be taken by a nurse or assistant and you will meet with a physician. The physician will ask you about your decision and answer any questions you may have. The physician will then give you one Mifeprex™ tablet (200 mg mifepristone) that you will take orally. If your blood type is Rh-negative, a nurse will administer an injection of Rhogam [PDF] in the recovery room. The physician will dispense a packet containing 800 mcg of misoprostol to take home.

At Home: The misoprostol should be taken 24-48 hours after swallowing the Mifeprex™ tablet at AWC. Thirty minutes before you plan to take the misoprostol tablets, take 800mg of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, etc.). All four pills should be left in the mouth for about 30 minutes to dissolve. Anything left in the mouth after 30 minutes should be swallowed. Contractions and bleeding should begin between 20 minutes and 4 hours after taking misoprostol.

Follow-up Visit: Approximately 7-10 days after your first abortion pill visit, you will return to AWC for a repeat vaginal ultrasound. Approximately 1% of people using the abortion pill method will not end their pregnancies and 2-3% will have remaining pregnancy tissue in the uterus at the time of the follow-up appointment. If the abortion is complete, you will discuss birth control options and future care. If you are still pregnant, you will most likely need surgery to complete the abortion.

We understand and we are here to help with compassionate abortion care.

Our abortion clinic in PA provides quality reproductive health care in an environment where no one is judged for their choices. We believe that the world is a better place when everyone has the freedom to make their own decisions regarding their bodies, reproductive options, and sexuality. We believe that is good for families and society when people can decide for themselves whether and when to have children.

Pregnancy Loss

Our abortion clinic provides specially designed services for patients making the difficult decision to terminate a pregnancy due to fetal/maternal indication. It can be an overwhelming experience for a family to receive such devastating news about the pregnancy loss of a wanted pregnancy. Our staff at Allentown Women’s Center offers support and kindness to help you through this crisis.

Abortion Pill Financial Assistance

Payment for Allentown Women’s Center services can be made out-of-pocket or billed to your insurance company. We offer limited financial assistance to eligible patients.

Abortion Pill for Teens in Whitehall, PA

Minors can obtain care with parent/legal guardian consent. If consent is not available, we can assist you in obtaining a Judicial Bypass.

Trauma Informed

We understand, and recognize, the effects of various types of trauma.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual abuse or violence, having a gynecological exam or abortion may be difficult. Our goal is to provide you with a safe, affirming space where you help us plan the best approach for your visit.

When making your appointment, please feel free to let us know what your needs are for your visit (i.e. preferred positions, safe words, avoiding trigger words, clothing). If it is too difficult to discuss this over the phone, we are happy to identify and meet your needs once you are here.

FREE Options Counseling near Whitehall, PA

By appointment — our free options counseling includes a complimentary pregnancy test. Our patient advocates are trained and experienced in talking about abortions, adoption, and parenthood without pressure or judgment. They’re available to help you find the solution that is best for you and your life right now. Call any time during our office hours and a staff member will assist you.

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