How you feel during and after a medication abortion varies from person to person. On the day you take your second medicine, plan on resting in a comfortable place.
You can go back to work, school, driving, and most other normal activities the next day if you feel up to it. But DON’T do hard work or heavy exercise for several days.
After your abortion is complete, cramping and bleeding should lighten up as the hours and days go by.
Any chills, fevers, or nausea you have should go away pretty quickly. Call right away if you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever for more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol (the second set of pills).
We will give you written after-care instructions, and a phone number to call with any questions or concerns. Follow all of the directions during and after your abortion.
People can have a range of emotions after having an abortion. Most people feel relief, but sometimes people feel sad. This is totally normal. If your mood keeps you from doing the things you usually do each day, you can call Exhale or All-Options for free, confidential, and non-judgmental emotional support after an abortion — no matter how you’re feeling.