Medical Abortion...but Nothing Seems To Have Happened. Has It Worked?

Yesterday I visited the Marie Stopes clinic, to received treament for a Medical Abortion as of yesterday i was 6 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I took the first set of pills in the morning and the second set on my gums 6 hours later. I have had a few friends who have used this method, and had also read up a lot on other peoples stories before I went through with mine. It has been over 24 hours since i took the pills now, and I have literally had no symptoms, no bleeding no cramping, nothing at all. From everything I have heard/ Read about usually within a couple of hours the cramping/bleeding starts. Is it possible that they haven't worked? Could the foetus survive this? Marie stopes have advised me it could take 7 days, but the thought of sitting here for 7 days not knowing whats going on is torturing me. Any help or experiance of the same would be greatly appreciated.
leahlockett leahlockett
1 Response Aug 21, 2012

For me, after taking the first pill of mifepristone I had to wait 24 hours before taking the other pills because it takes some time for the medicine to break down the pregnancy hormones so that the uterus can begin shedding its lining. Then I took one round of misoprostol and then 4 hours later another round. The bleeding began within 30 minutes of me taking the first round of misoprostol.<br />
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I think it's usual to have to wait 24 hours and I'm not sure what kind of instructions you received with your pills, but I looked up the Marie Stopes clinic and it seems they are the same..? (You need to wait 24-48 hours before taking the second set of pills.)<br />
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Your pregnancy was still in its early stages so you shouldn't have had any problems, there... Did you have an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy was normal? If it's an ectopic pregnancy I don't think the pills are effective. Also, if you have an IUD you would need to have it removed first. But 1-3% of the time depending on the study, the abortion pill doesn't work.