Your Options


The idea of parenting may leave you with many questions. It might seem scary, and even impossible. Perhaps you feel that you will not have support from the father or your family. Regardless of the situation, you are not alone. You can still realize your dreams for your education and a great career, and make positive choices. There are people who want to help you. You may see this unplanned pregnancy as a major roadblock in your life. Thankfully, there are other routes that can get you on track.

The Women First Pregnancy Center offers parenting support classes, peer counseling, prenatal classes and material support. We can talk with you about any issues and help you decide if parenting is the right thing for you.

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You have many choices with adoption. Will it be open or closed? Will it be private or will you use an agency? You are in total control when making an adoption plan and there are things to consider. Adoption can provide your child with an emotionally and financially stable family.

We can discuss adoption with you: what it means, how it works, how it would fit with your life, goals and plans.

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Scared. Pressured. Trapped. If a baby is not in your plans right now, it’s possible you’re feeling at least one of these emotions—and abortion might seem like the best way out. Your feelings are valid; this is a big decision. It may seem like abortion will wipe away this situation and you can just move on. It’s not that simple. Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life changing event with significant physical and emotional consequences. Most women who struggle with past abortions say that they wish they had been told all of the facts about abortion and its risks.

We offer free pregnancy support and peer counseling services. We will provide you with the facts about abortion so that you can make an informed decision. There are three methods for terminating a pregnancy: two types of surgery and the abortion pill. While we do not perform or refer for abortions, our staff can provide detailed information about each and what you should do when you do not want to keep your baby. We also refer for post-abortion counseling and support services.

It may not be too late. . . Reversal is possible.

The Abortion Pill

A medication that goes by many names – RU-486, medical abortion, chemical abortion, and the abortion pill. RU-486 is actually a combination of two pills. The first pill, mifepristone, is prescribed by the doctor at the hospital or clinic, and is taken there. It causes the lining of your uterus to thin so the embryo cannot stay implanted.

The second pill, misoprostol, is taken at home at least 24 hours later. This pill causes cramping and bleeding so your body can expel the embryo. After this happens, the termination is complete.

The abortion pill was only designed to be effective through the first nine weeks of pregnancy. If your pregnancy is farther along, you’ll need a surgical abortion to terminate it.

Surgical Abortion

There are a few different surgical procedures to end a pregnancy depending on how far along you are. They all involve an injection into your uterus to cause fetal demise. From there, rods are inserted to cause your cervix to expand and a tube inserted into your uterus with a suction device attached. The doctor will then suction out the pregnancy.

Sometimes, the doctor may also use a device to scrape the inside of your uterus to ensure the entire pregnancy was expelled. You may be sore after the procedure and will need to take the time necessary to rest and heal.

Abortion Side Effects

Because abortion is a serious medical procedure, there are certain risks and side effects that are associated with it. This is true whether you take the pill or have a surgical procedure. The most common side effects are:

  • Mild to heavy bleeding and cramping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness or headaches
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Damage to your cervix or uterus
  • Inability to have future children
  • Inability to bond with partner or future children

It’s important to be aware of these side effects and risks so you can make a fully-informed decision.

Request An Appointment

If you have questions or want to learn more about abortion before scheduling an appointment for an abortion, we can help. We provide education on all your options.

*Women First Pregnancy Center does not perform or refer for abortions, but we do offer free, confidential services to help you make an informed decision.

Abortion Reversal Pill

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Abortion Pill Reversal is a medical process designed to reverse the effects of the abortion pill in an attempt to continue the pregnancy successfully before the abortion is completed. It has an approximate 65% success rate.

To understand how abortion pill reversal works, we first need to understand how the abortion pill works.


The abortion pill, also known as RU-486, is a two-step process involving two medications:

  • Mifepristone – designed to block your body’s production of the growth hormone, progesterone. Often referred to as the “pregnancy hormone,” progesterone is what promotes growth in a human fetus throughout a pregnancy.
  • Misoprostol – induces cramping and contractions to empty the uterus. The experience is very similar to an early miscarriage.

In the abortion pill process, mifepristone is taken first, usually at the location of the abortion provider, and misoprostol is taken second, approximately 48 hours after taking mifepristone, to complete the abortion process.


In the abortion pill reversal process, progesterone is used to reverse the effects of mifepristone before the second medication, misoprostol, is taken and the abortion process is completed.

Progesterone has been used to support pregnancies for nearly sixty years and has no known health risks or side effects for the mother or the baby other than those normally associated with pregnancy. Progesterone has successfully been used to help women reverse the effects of mifepristone for years.

It’s best to start the reversal treatment within the first 24 hours of taking mifepristone. However, there have been successful reversals when treatment is started within 4-5 days of taking the abortion pill. It may not be too late.

Many women who take the abortion pill experience regret after taking the first pill (mifepristone). This is common and you are not alone if this is your experience.