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Thinking About Taking the Abortion Pill in Naperville

A positive pregnancy test can be a life-changing moment for a woman. Being pregnant may not be something you expected to happen. Understandably, there may be a sense of panic and shock. But it’s important to base your decision on accurate information. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about taking the abortion pill. You have time to think about your choices and weigh the pros and cons. If you live in or near Naperville, have you thought about where you can go for the next steps?

Are you thinking about having a medical abortion in Naperville? Avenue Women’s Center can help you find answers to your questions. During your appointment, you can meet with an expert pregnancy consultant within a nonjudgmental environment. Our caring staff will provide you with reliable information about the abortion pill and abortion alternatives. Receive information on your qualification for the abortion pill through a free ultrasound exam.

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What Can I Expect If I Take the Abortion Pill in Naperville?

First Visit:

You may be given two pills, mifepristone, and misoprostol. Another name for the abortion pill is RU-486. The first dose, mifepristone, may be taken at the clinic. Mifepristone typically works by stopping the growth of the pregnancy.

The Second Pill:

Misoprostol may be taken two days after you’ve taken mifepristone. This usually causes your uterus to contract and expel the contents of the uterus. Some women may take misoprostol by mouth or have it inserted vaginally.

Medical Abortion Aftercare:

You may need to see a doctor or return to the clinic for an ultrasound to ensure the abortion is complete. If not, then a surgical abortion may be scheduled. Some women who have taken the abortion pill have reported experiencing bleeding or cramping. This may last for a few hours or days. It’s recommended you seek medical attention if you have excessive bleeding, a fever, and persistent abdominal pain.

Are There Abortion Pill Guidelines?

Some cautions and considerations regarding taking the abortion pill include:

  • Are you more than 10 weeks into your pregnancy (post-FDA approval)?
  • Have you had a physical exam to screen for complications or the RH factor?
  • Do you know if the pregnancy is implanted outside of your fallopian tube? This is commonly referred to as an ectopic pregnancy. If left untreated, the embryo may continue to grow and cause the tube to burst. This is a serious medical concern. Detecting early pregnancy complications as soon as possible is often a necessary step. Before you decide to take the abortion pill, you may need to arrange for an ultrasound exam.
  • Are you taking blood clotting medications or do you have an IUD? t
  • Are there still lingering questions about your options and abortion alternatives?

Taking time to consider all of your choices can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, Naperville has resources for you. By speaking with a trained professional at Avenue Women’s Center, you can receive the information needed for your next steps.

Do you still have questions about taking the abortion pill in Naperville? Avenue Women’s Center is here to provide you with answers. We offer free, limited ultrasound exams. This provides relevant information about your health as you make a pregnancy decision. Our staff is equipped to sit down with you for a private consultation about your options. We understand the emotions behind thinking about abortion and abortion alternatives. We’re prepared to assist you each step of the way.

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  • American Pregnancy Association. Abortion Pill. Retrieved from:

Reviewed by Patricia Kuenzi, APN-CNP, MSN, ANP, PNP.


The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.