Chicago Women’s specializes in the Abortion Pill also known as a medication abortion up to 11 weeks.
Our staff follows the strictest confidentiality guidelines to insure your privacy. We maintain a friendly atmosphere with patient-care monitored at the highest professional level. Our licensed physicians specialize in abortion care and are assisted by compassionate licensed nurses, laboratory technicians, and trained counselors. We comply with Illinois state regulations and local medical standards.
Up to 11.0 weeks from first day of last menstrual period (LMP)
What is the Abortion Pill?
The Abortion Pill is a combination of two medications. The first medication is taken in our center and the second set of medications are taken in the privacy of your own home. Some women report the medication abortion as being “private” and “more like a miscarriage”.
The first pill taken in our office blocks progesterone, a hormone needed to continue the pregnancy.
24-48 hours after taking the first pill in our office, you will take the second set of pills at home.
They gently soften and open the cervix so that the discontinued pregnancy can pass through.
Most women will completely expel the uterine contents within 6 hours after taking the set of pills at home. For some, it may take a little longer.
You will experience vaginal bleeding similar to a heavy menstrual period and intense cramps for a few hours after taking this medication.
Most women could continue to bleed lightly up to their next period.
The medication abortion (Abortion Pill) is 95-98% effective in completely ending a pregnancy. Effectiveness can depend on the treatment regimen and length of pregnancy. Rare cases of an incomplete medical abortion can be treated safely with additional medication or a surgical abortion.
One to two weeks later, our counselor will call to ensure that everything went well with your medications. You will be offered the option to come into our office to be evaluated to determine the completeness of the abortion with a repeat ultrasound or visit your personal physician for follow-up care. This appointment is already included in the total you pay for the medication abortion on your first visit.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2023Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Today, in AHM v. FDA, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated in part and affirmed in part the preliminary injunction that district court Judge Kacsmaryk issued April 7. Statement from Melissa Fowler, Chief Program Officer at the National Abortion Federation: Although the 5th Circuit sided with anti-abortion groups today, there is… […]
For Immediate Release: July 13, 2023Contact: email@example.com Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) Board of Directors announced that Brittany Fonteno has been named President and CEO. Fonteno will lead the organization beginning on September 1. Fonteno joins NAF from Planned Parenthood Arizona, where she was the President & CEO. Fonteno is the seventh person to lead NAF… […]
Manage Cookie Consent
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.