At Home Abortion
Derwood, MD

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At Home Abortion
Derwood, MD

At Home Abortion

An at-home abortion (home abortion) is known as a self-induced abortion, self-managed abortion, taking the abortion pill, or sometimes is called online abortion. Any of these come with risks and side effects. There are some abortion facts you need to know before making a decision.

What to do first: Schedule  a Pregnancy Test and Ultrasound Consultation and talk with our staff about your options.

Are you wondering what happens to your body after you take the abortion pill at home? Or, what to expect after taking the abortion pill at home? You need to be aware that the pill used for home abortion has a “black box” warning, which is the highest level of caution the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) puts on medication. See the entire warning here:

This warning is found on the FDA label:

  • Do Not Buy Mifeprex Over the Internet
  • You should not buy Mifeprex over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health.
  • Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Also, drugs purchased from foreign Internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities.
  • To learn more about buying drugs safely, please see Buying Prescription Medicines Online: A Consumer Safety Guide [PDF]

Note: The abortion pills for a medical abortion are different from emergency contraception, sometimes called the “morning-after pill”. Ask your licensed medical provider to explain the difference between the two or call us if you have questions.

Your Medical History Matters

One of the first steps a licensed medical provider takes before giving a patient any medication is to get a medical history. This helps rule out conditions that might make the medication dangerous specifically to you.   For example, you need a licensed medical provider to check if any of your current or former medications and/or supplements will interact dangerously with the medications used for abortion. The medications used in an abortion react badly with numerous medicines and even with certain foods. You need a licensed medical provider to tell you what you can safely consume with the pills. You also need to discuss other situations that would make medication abortion dangerous. For example, you cannot take the abortion pills if you use an intrauterine device (IUD) as contraception. Your provider will ask the necessary questions to rule out any other unsafe practices. Also bear in mind that only a licensed medical provider can examine you to check for the physical issues that would prevent you from safely taking a medication. There are circumstances that would make a medication abortion unsafe, including (but not limited to) the following conditions:  
  • Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
  • Allergies
  • Adrenal failure
  • Porphyria
  • Bleeding disorders

At Home Abortion Derwood, MD 20855

Derwood is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in east-central Montgomery CountyMaryland, United States. It lies just north of Rockville, southeast of Gaithersburg, southwest of Olney, and northwest of the greater Silver Spring area.

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You’re more than the results of a test. We promise: no shaming, no pressure, and no judgment.

Get a Lab-Quality Pregnancy test today

Answers To Common Questions

Making an appointment is a great way to ensure that you can be seen at a time convenient for you. We do accept walk-ins, provided that a counselor is available.
We recommend you make an appointment if you think you are pregnant, have missed your period, or have pregnancy related questions.
You will meet with a trained counselor to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be performed. With a positive pregnancy test, we can then set up an appointment for an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and its viability.

All our services are provided free of charge.

We absolutely understand the comfort of bringing a loved one with you to your appointment. You’re welcome to bring your boyfriend, family member or friend with you.
We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law.

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