Can I really reverse the effects of the abortion pill?

Yes, but you must act quickly. The abortion pill reversal process consists of increased progesterone intended to counteract the effects of the abortion pill.

The reversal process is most effective (64-68%) if you begin within 24 hours of taking the first abortion pill (mifepristone or RU-486). However, many successful reversals have been performed when treatment was started within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill. [1]

What does abortion pill reversal look like?

Within 24 to 72 hours of taking mifepristone, reach out to Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline to get connected to a doctor or medical provider in your area to start the reversal treatment.

First things first:

Your doctor or medical provider will perform an ultrasound to check for various things like your baby’s heart rate, placement, and how far along you are in your pregnancy.


Your doctor or medical provider will prescribe progesterone for you to take as a pill either orally or vaginally. You will likely continue progesterone treatment for the remainder of your first trimester. Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone in women’s bodies that is necessary to nurture and sustain pregnancies.

According to research by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, progesterone has been used to support healthy pregnancies since the 1950s, receiving FDA approval in 1998.

Today, progesterone treatment is commonly used to reduce the risk of premature birth and recurring miscarriage. In addition, progesterone supplementation is an expected part of the management of IVF pregnancies after embryo transfer. Therefore, progesterone has an extensive safety record.

What are the side effects?

Since progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone, side effects are minimal and similar to those you would expect to experience during pregnancy.

  • Sleepiness
  • Lack of energy
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Headaches

If I complete the reversal process, will my baby have birth defects?

Progesterone has not been linked to birth defects in children born after a successful reversal. Dr. Brent Boles, OB-GYN confirms this in the video to the left: mifepristone attacks the pregnancy, NOT the baby. 

Therefore, introducing progesterone simply combats the effects of the mifepristone by replacing that progesterone so your body recognizes the pregnancy and works to sustain it.

Where can I find abortion pill reversal?

If you’d like to get connected to a doctor or medical provider geographically close to you, call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1-877-558-0333 or chat online. 

Help is available. You are not alone.