Having a child is one of the greatest blessings you can experience in your life. However, if you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy it can lead to a challenging decision to make. One option that women turn to when there is a concern of an unintentional pregnancy is a morning-after pill, commonly referred to as Plan B, which can prevent a pregnancy from occurring.
With such a momentous decision, however, it should not be surprising that sometimes women find that they regret taking the pill when they decide they would like to have become pregnant after all. If you have received the pill following a potential impregnation then the abortion reversal pill may be an option for you. When taken promptly it has the potential to allow for pregnancy to occur.
How Does The Morning After Pill Work?
Although Plan B is often referred to as a morning-after abortion pill, taken the day following an instance of unprotected sex or when you do not trust the contraception used in order to terminate an unintentional pregnancy, it is actually a misnomer. The pill is not able to abort an existing pregnancy. Instead, it blocks progesterone in the woman which can prevent ovulation so that an egg is not delivered to be fertilized. Because the pill relies on preventing an egg from being released it can not be counted on as a 100-percent effective prevention method and should not be used as a primary form of birth control. Because the pill only serves to prevent your ovulation for a short period of time, it does not have any longterm effects on your ability to get pregnant.
What Is an Abortion Reversal Pill?
The abortion reversal pill is designed to counteract the effects of the morning-after pill. Because the latter acts to reduce progesterone in order to reduce the chance of an egg being released, the abortion reversal pill has the opposite properties. When you receive the pill it contains a strong dose of progesterone. This has the effect of counteracting the inhibitors in the prior pill with the goal of producing normal or above normal levels and increasing the chances of an egg releasing and being fertilized. Although it does not provide a guarantee of successful fertilization it can provide you with the best possible chances.
How Soon Do I Need to Take the Abortion Reversal Pill?
Due to the nature of the pill, it is important that the decision to take the pill be made as quickly as possible following your decision to begin taking Plan B or a similar pill. Although the pill has been found to have success rates as high as 68-percent in patients when taken promptly, it is only effective if taken within 72-hours. It is also important to understand the process of a morning-after pill regimen, which actually includes two pills. While a reversal is possible after having taken mifepristone, the first pill, there is a second pill, misoprostol, which is administered two days later after which it is not possible to successfully reverse the effects of the pill. If you wish to have a reversal it is important to decide and act within that window.
Making the decision on whether or not to use a pill in the event of a potential pregnancy following a sexual encounter is a difficult one. Thankfully with the addition of the reversal pill, women now have more choice than ever on how to proceed. If you have taken a pill after the encounter you now have the potential to increase your chances of still getting pregnant with the help of the reversal pill.