The earlier you detect an unintended pregnancy, your chances of getting access to safe abortions services increases. Early detection also lends to a more comfortable and safer abortion experience.

But what are the symptoms of early pregnancy? While symptoms vary from woman to woman, you can expect either one or more of the following symptoms-

  • A missed period is the earliest and most common sign of pregnancy. If you’ve had unprotected sex in recent history and you missed your date, there’s a good chance that you might be pregnant.
  • Tender breasts
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Headache and lack of energy

The most convenient way to detect pregnancy is an at-home pregnancy test. They are mostly affordable, commonly available at the pharmacy. You can take the test in private and the result is immediate.

If the results of an at-home pregnancy test shows positive and you’ve made the choice to have an abortion, here’s what you need to know.

Medical Abortions And What You Need To Know

Medical abortion, or an abortion with pills, is one of the safest and most effective ways to terminate a pregnancy. In fact, medical abortion is increasingly becoming a preferred form of abortion in early pregnancy. The WHO recognises the abortion pills as “essential medication”.
Most abortion with pills protocol is designed to be used within the first 11 weeks of pregnancy. The process consists of 12 pills of misoprostol, or 1 pill of mifepristone used in addition to 4 pills of misoprostol.

Here’s a complete guide on everything you need to consider before, during and after an abortion with pills.
If you’re above 11 weeks pregnant, speak with a trusted provider who is trained specifically to support medical abortions after 11 weeks.

Know The Law of the Land

Every country follows different laws in regards to safe abortion services and access. Some countries offer abortion care services but only for a pre-determined time. If you’re curious to know more about the abortion laws in your country, check this page out.

Online Support

There is a possibility of information overload. We are careful to trust only credible sources that provide you information rooted in facts and science. Without the stigma or judgement.

Gather a Support System

If you’ve detected the pregnancy early, you should have a safe and comfortable abortion experience. But knowing that you have friends and family around will help ease the anxiety and make you feel more confident about your decision.

Be sure to only trust medical abortion providers and credible sources online when looking for guidance and help. Because at the end of the day, your health matters the most. And it’s your choice to decide when you choose to be a parent.

Author's Bio: 

Michell Mor is a Communicologist dedicated to digital marketing, who from time to time likes to reflect on feminism, society, culture and more