Choice Gynecological Services also offers the option of abortion without surgery for pregnancies up to 8 weeks with the use of Mifeprex. Mifeprex, also known as Mifeprestone, is an FDA approved drug with 92% effectiveness. It has been taken by over 1.2 million women in the US since it was approved in 2000.
After a sonogram to determine how far along the pregnancy is, Mifeprex is taken in the medical office. This pill works by blocking progesterone, a hormone produced naturally that prepares the lining of the uterus for the fertilized egg and helps maintain the pregnancy. Without progesterone the pregnancy can’t continue, the lining of the uterus is softened causing bleeding. Following Mifeprex you can take Misoprostol, also known as Cytotec. These pills cause contractions in the uterus and complete the process.
Two weeks later you must return to our medical office. During the follow-up visit we will do a sonogram to assure the pregnancy has ended. Please don’t hesitate in contacting us if you have any questions or concerns.