How long does it take to get the pills?

Abortion kits for appropriate patients are sent by overnight shipping Monday-Friday around 5pm Eastern. You will receive an email with a tracking number when the package is received by the shipper. We do not control operational or weather issues related to nationwide shipping, and there can be delays. Please contact the shipping company directly if you would like extra updates about delivery times.

What if I have an emergency?

Medication abortion is very safe, and emergencies are rare. We keep a board-certified physician on call if needed. Please contact our 24/7 call center at the phone number in your packet. If you are having a serious medical emergency you should call 911.

How much will I bleed?

Any range of light to heavy bleeding is normal and expected. It lasts about 10 days on average, but a wide range of 4 days to 4 weeks can be normal. It’s like a medium period with the heaviest part in the first few days.

Does it hurt?

Abortion can definitely be uncomfortable. Medication abortion mimics a natural miscarriage. Most people describe it as similar to very intense period cramps. Our packets come with high dose anti-inflammatory pain medications. It is against the law to send narcotic pain medications in the mail. If you are worried about low pain tolerance or have high sensitivity to pain, you may want to consider in-person care for the abortion procedure.

Does it work?

Early abortion with pills is more than 98% effective. We do a follow-up check by text and medical grade pregnancy test in your packets to ensure it worked.

Do I have to be at home to have my abortion?

Nope. Just note the heaviest bleeding and cramping is typically in the first day after taking the medicines. You’ll want to have easy access to extra pads and options to change them often.

Should I take time off work?

Many people prefer to take a few days off if they have a physical job. But it is not medically necessary to take time off work. It mimics heavy period cramps or an early miscarriage.