Can I Take the Abortion Pill?
If the first day of your period was ON or AFTER the date shown below, the abortion pill is still an option. Complete our online consultation to confirm if you are eligible.
You need to know:
- The first day of your last normal menstrual period. It doesn’t matter when your last menstrual period ended, it’s the day it first started that’s important and calculate from first day of menstruation onwards to arrive at the exact number of weeks you are pregnant.
- If you don’t keep track of your periods, maybe you remember that your period started when you were at a family gettogather or at any other event.
- If you don’t have any clues about the date of your last normal menstrual period, then have an ultrasound to know how many weeks of pregnancy you have (if available).
So, what is a normal period?
Let’s take the example of Susan. She usually has a menstrual period that lasts 6-7 days. It may be light the first day and then is heavy for the next 3 days, then light for the last 2-3 days.
Let’s use another example. Elizabeth has lighter menstrual periods. Her menstrual period may last for only 3 days. She has bleeding that is heavier the first day and then very light bleeding for the next 2 days.
For Susan and Elizabeth, that is a normal menstrual period.
If the last period of Susan was only 2 days of light bleeding, that was not a normal menstrual period for her. Susan may have already been pregnant and had some spotting during pregnancy.