Pregnancies between 10-13 weeks can still be terminated safely and effectively using medical abortion pills, but there are some special considerations to take into account.
Abortions that occur early in a pregnancy have a low risk of complication. The risk of complication increases as the pregnancy continues to develop. The chart below demonstrates how complication risk increases with pregnancy duration. Though risk does rise in later pregnancies, a medical abortion with pills at 13 weeks is still considered safe.
A medical abortion will cause women to bleed. This bleeding can be heavier than your normal period and may include clots. It is possible for women who are between 10-13 weeks pregnant to see something that may be recognizable, or may look like tissue. This is normal and should not alarm you. It is a sign that the abortion is proceeding as expected. As with a heavy period, you can safely dispose of larger blood clots or tissue in the toilet. If you live in a country where abortion or the abortion pills are illegal, make sure you dispose of anything recognizable carefully and discreetly.
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