You can start a new birth control method immediately after having a medication abortion. You can get pregnant very quickly after your abortion, so it’s a good idea to talk to us about birth control as soon as you can, We can help you find a method that’s right for you.
Can you eat after taking the abortion pill?
You can’t eat or drink for more than 4 to 6 hours. Pills, rest, a hot water bottle, or heating pads don’t help with abdominal pain or cramps. You are weak, feel sick to your stomach, have abdominal pain or discomfort, throw up, or have diarrhea for more than 24 hours after taking pills.
Who can I talk with about getting an abortion?
Lots of people learn from others to help them with their decisions. It’s good to choose people who you know are understanding and supportive of you. Other family planning centers and private doctors may also talk with you about your decision.
No one should pressure you into making any decision about your pregnancy, no matter what. So it’s important to get the info and support you need from people who give you the real facts and won’t judge you.
It’s normal to bleed and spot off and on for several weeks after your abortion. You can use pads or a menstrual cup whatever’s the most comfortable for you. But we may recommend you use pads for a few days after the abortion so you can track how much you’re bleeding.
Abortion starts a new menstrual cycle, so your period should go back to normal 4-8 weeks after your abortion
The medicines in the abortion pill can sometimes pass into breast milk. But it’s usually in small amounts that shouldn’t affect a baby. You can talk to us if you’re breastfeeding, and we shall help you figure out what’s best for you and your baby.