What Will the Abortion Pill Cost Me?

What Will the Abortion Pill Cost Me?

What Will the Abortion Pill Cost Me?

You can’t believe it. You’re pregnant. You didn’t expect this, and you never saw yourself in this situation. A thousand questions are swirling through your mind like:

What am I going to do? What are my options? How much will these options cost?

At Thrive St. Louis, we have licensed medical professionals and caring advocates to confidentially answer all your questions in a nonjudgmental environment.

You might be asking friends or researching for answers online, and the abortion pill option may have come up. Read on to learn more about the abortion pill as well as its costs.

What is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is used up to 70 days from the first day of a woman’s last period to end a confirmed pregnancy. It is considered a chemical abortion rather than a surgical abortion. A woman takes medications, which cause her body to expel the pregnancy over a period of a few days.

Taking medication may sound like an easy solution to what feels like a big problem. However, there are crucial costs of the abortion pill that are very important to consider.

In addition to financial costs, let’s discuss the physical, emotional, and psychological costs of the abortion pill.

Financial Cost

Many consider the least expensive cost of the abortion pill to be the financial cost. On average, the financial cost of the abortion pill is about $550.

Physical Cost

A woman’s uterus needs to contract intensely in order to expel the pregnancy, which causes painful cramping and makes chemical abortions physically uncomfortable. Physical symptoms can also include:

  • Painful to severe cramping and back pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever and chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Continued pregnancy from a failed abortion and a follow-up surgical abortion

There is also the cost of serious physical risks to consider:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Bleeding profusely

Now let’s look at the emotional and psychological costs of the abortion pill.

Emotional and Psychological Cost

The emotional and psychological costs of the abortion pill are common, longer-lasting and typically more challenging than the financial or physical costs.  These can be magnified if a woman visualizes the expelled pregnancy and can include:

  • Regret
  • Feeling ashamed
  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness and depression
  • Nightmares or being unable to sleep
  • Anger
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts

If a woman feels pressured into an abortion decision or has beliefs that conflict with abortion, the emotional effects are particularly difficult after a chemical abortion.

Receive the Information You Need

Information is empowering. At Thrive St. Louis, we are committed to providing you with the unbiased information you need in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Our licensed medical professionals and compassionate client advocates will answer all your questions so that you can make an informed decision for your future.

Make an appointment with us if you think you are pregnant. At Thrive St. Louis, we will provide you a no-cost medical-grade pregnancy test. If that test is positive, we will offer you an ultrasound to determine how far along the pregnancy is and if it is viable. If you are considering an abortion, you don’t want to have a procedure that you don’t need. We are here to help you as you sort through your options.