When should I take a pregnancy test?

For the most accurate results, it’s best to wait at least one week has passed after your missed period. A pregnancy test measures hCG levels in your urine, and your levels of this “pregnancy hormone” double every 72 hours early in pregnancy.

What are some early signs of pregnancy?

These are common early signs of pregnancy:

  • Late or missed period
  • Tender, swollen, sore breasts
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings or aversions

It’s important to know these CAN be signs of pregnancy but can also be symptoms of other health issues. You can only really know by taking a pregnancy test. If it comes back negative, you should seek medical attention to determine the cause of these symptoms.

Do I need an ultrasound?

Yes. While a pregnancy test can tell you if you are pregnant, an ultrasound provides more information about your pregnancy. This information is important as you consider various pregnancy outcomes. It will tell you where the pregnancy is located, how far along you are, and if the pregnancy is viable.

What is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill is a medical drug created to end an early pregnancy (during the first nine weeks). It’s actually two drugs and two pills. The first, Mifepristone, is taken at the doctor’s office or abortion clinic where it was prescribed. It blocks your body’s production of progesterone, causing fetal demise. The second pill, Misoprostol, is taken at least 24 hours later at home and causes contractions so your body can expel the pregnancy.

Can I order the abortion pill online?

Even though it’s in pill form, the abortion pill is still a serious medical procedure with side effects and risks if not taken properly. The FDA actually stipulates that it must be prescribed by a doctor who can determine how far along the pregnancy is first. Ordering the pill online removes that important safeguard for your health and poses risks. In Florida, an ultrasound is required prior to an abortion to determine if you are eligible for the abortion pill.

Is abortion legal in Florida?

Yes, abortion is legal in Florida up until 24 weeks after your last menstrual period. It is available after that time only in cases where the mother’s health or life are threatened.