Abortion pill

The abortion pill can be used in our clinics for pregnancies up to eight weeks. The abortion pill (a medical abortion) is in fact two separate medications that first terminate and then pass the pregnancy. The doctor in our clinic will determine whether this treatment is right for you. The abortion pill treatment consists of two steps.

Step 1, at the clinic

During your clinic appointment, you will take one pill. This medication, Mifegyne®, ends the pregnancy. Before you take this pill, you have to be absolutely sure of your choice. Once you have taken Mifegyne®, the process cannot be undone. You are not allowed to take the Mifegyne® home with you; you have to take it at the clinic.

Step 2, at home

You will receive four pills of Misoprostol to take home with you. At home, you vaginally insert the pills. The insertion should take place 24 hours at the earliest and 72 hours at the latest after taking the first pill at the clinic. After inserting the pills, you need to lie down for half an hour.

Passing the pregnancy

After insertion of Misoprostol, the passing of the pregnancy usually starts after 1 to 2 hours. This can go on for a long time, sometimes up to 24 hours. Misoprostol makes the womb contract. This causes pain and (heavy) bleeding.
Both bleeding and pain usually go on for longer and are more severe than with normal menstruation. It is therefore best to take a painkiller immediately following insertion of the vaginal pills. Some women also experience diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or chills.

For some women, the abortion pill is a painful and emotional treatment. You should always have an adult present, someone who knows about the abortion and who can take care of you. The day you insert the pills, should be free of work or any other obligations. Make sure you have sufficient painkillers at hand, preferably Ibuprofen or Diclofenac, also in suppository form in case you feel nauseous and need to throw up.

After the treatment

After the abortion pill treatment you will experience cramping and bleeding. The symptoms can last from a few days up to several weeks and will gradually diminish. Pregnancy symptoms will diminish after a week. If symptoms persist or if you have a fever or are unwell, please contact us.

Abortion clinics Haarlem and Amsterdam NEVER sell the abortion pill online
There are (Polish) websites that sell the abortion pill using the name of Abortion Clinic Amsterdam. This is a scam. Abortion Clinic Amsterdam does not sell abortion pills online.