Patient :Hi my wife is having a abortion now she is 9 weeks or so pregnant and she took pills for this. What can I do? I can't take her to the hospital because it is illegal in my country. Please help me
Thanks for the query at ATD about her health care.
I read your query and understand your concerns.
Abortion pills can only be taken under the supervision of a doctor or an expert because it may cause severe bleeding, infection and incomplete abortion.
Abortion pills can be taken up to 49 days of pregnancy.
An ultrasound pelvic scan is done before taking pills to confirm exact weeks and site of pregnancy ( ectopic pregnancy).
In her case, she is 9 weeks pregnant and she took abortion pills, so the chances of bleeding and incomplete abortion are more in her case.
If it happens then you should consult a Gynecologist and as you said it is illegal there then in my opinion go to other place where it is not illegal and consult a Gynecologist and if it is incomplete or so she should go for D&C( a surgical evacuation of uterus).
Hope I have answered all your queries and feel free to discuss further information.
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