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How does Plan C Work?
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If you’ve just found out you’re pregnant, you probably have some questions regarding options. And there’s a good chance you’ve heard of “Plan C”. Plan C allows women to order abortion medications online and then manage the abortion in their home. While Plan C is just one of the many options you have being pregnant, is it the right option for you? There are some important things to remember before you order Plan C.

First off, make sure you’re really pregnant.

20% of pregnancies end by a natural miscarriage, so you’ll want to get an ultrasound to see how far along you are and to determine the viability of the pregnancy before ordering an expensive abortion medication online. The Chequamegon Pregnancy Center offers ultrasounds 100% free of charge. Regardless of your option, it’s crucial to know how far along you are in your pregnancy before any abortion procedure.

Physician oversight is critical when it comes to abortion medication.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns potential consumers of the dangers of taking abortion medication without physician oversight. Health history is very important when considering Plan C and any abortion procedure. Conditions such as allergies, an ectopic pregnancy, an IUD, and many others can influence whether or not Plan C is an option for you.

When an abortion is performed using a pill, it’s called a medical (or chemical) abortion. Usually, it requires taking two different medications, Mifepristone (or RU-486) and Misoprostol. Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone, which is responsible for sustaining the pregnancy and growing the embryo. Misoprostol is taken within the next day or two and will cause contractions that will expel the embryo. Both medications are intended to be prescribed and their administration supervised by a doctor, to reduce medical risks and possible complications.

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Something else to consider before landing on Plan C: side effects.

Medical abortions can have many side effects like severe cramping, bleeding for several days to several weeks, infection, vomiting, fever, headaches, and more. Some women often receive pain medication for their procedures, something you would not have with Plan C.

At the Chequamegon Pregnancy Center, you will receive all the information you need to make a wise, informed decision on your pregnancy. All of our services are 100% free and confidential, and we’re here to help you make the best decision that’s right for you. Call us or click below to schedule an appointment.