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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2024

How to abort pregnancy of 2 weeks

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Dr. Sonali TawdeGynaecologist • 21 Years Exp.MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Fellowship In Fertility ( IVf Specialist ), Dnb - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG - Part 1, PGDMLS, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Masters in Reproductive Medicine(UK)
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Ending a pregnancy can be done due to various medical and personal reasons. An unwanted or unplanned pregnancy or any medical reason for the health of the mother or fetus are some of the many reasons that may influence the decision to terminate the pregnancy. 

While, the abortion is legal in India but there is only a 24 weeks window to do this after this timeline it becomes illegal for a mother to abort her pregnancy due to various health concerns. The Indian law has also provided its women excess legal and safe alternatives to terminate their pregnancy through medically approved over-the-counter abortion pills, and clinical help with surgical intervention for older pregnancy.

Though 24 weeks seems to be a lot, it is safe to terminate the unwanted or unintended pregnancy as soon as possible to avoid any health risk and complications to the mother. Most of the abortions are done during the first trimester that is 13 weeks from your last period, by using over-the-counter abortion pills either self-administered or with the help of a licensed practitioner. The first trimester abortions are deemed safe and carry less complications and risks. However, pregnancy past 13 weeks since your last period needs a clinical setup for an abortion which is known as second trimester abortion. Although, both the procedures carry some degree of complications and can result in excessive bleeding or infection issues.

An early abortion, that is done under 13 weeks of pregnancy is often deemed simple and safe, hence if you want to end your 2 weeks old preganancy, calculated from the last day of your previous periods, you can follow the below mentioned measures;

There are two sets of tablets needed to perform an abortion via pill. 

  • Mifepristone: It is the first tablet and it prevents a number of pregnancy-supportive hormones from working.
  • Misoprostol: This is the second pair of tablets and is administered after 48 hours of taking Mifepristone, when uterine cramps and bleeding starts to begin. 

Due to these pills one could have nausea, vomiting, and a few loose motions. Over the course of the subsequent days, the fetal materials are expelled with vaginal bleeding. This bleeding may contain several blood clots, depending on the duration of pregnancy and could last for seven to ten days.

Consider doing the following in case you go for pill abortion to terminate your under 2 weeks pregnancy;=

  • After your periods stop, go for a check-up after 10 days to make sure everything went well.
  • It is advised to undertake a sonography test in two weeks to make sure there is no fetal tissue left that may cause future health issues.
  • Take a pregnancy test again in three weeks to be sure whether the abortion was successful.
  • The following regular cycle would come in roughly 4-5 weeks.
  • In case the pills did not work, take medical help to terminate the pregnancy as it is crucial to ensure that the process is complete.
  • If the pregnancy goes on, the drugs could result in serious birth abnormalities.

Women cannot be given abortion pills or tablets if they are;

  • More than 7 weeks pregnant.
  • Are thought to be experiencing an ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.
  • Have issues with the kidneys, liver, heart, adrenal glands, or a blood-clotting illness.
  • Have an Intrauterine device (IUD) placed to prevent pregnancy. In order to terminate the pregnancy, it must be taken out.

How to take care of your health during abortion

  • Take proper rest.
  • Include a healthy and nutritional diet.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Use good superfast-absorbent sanitary pads.
  • Apply heating pads to soothe abdominal cramps.
  • If experiencing mood swings or emotions talk to a friend or close one.
  • Make sure to have proper hygiene to avoid getting infection.
  • Take medical help in case you see any abnormal symptom or very heavy bleeding.

Consult a medical professional if;

  • Your vaginal bleeding requires you to soak one pad every hour.
  • Vaginal bleeding continues for more than two weeks
  • Fever that is more than 100.4°F or lasts longer than 4 hours.
  • Severe or persistent abdominal cramp that won't go away even after taking painkillers.
  • Vaginal bleeding that smells bad.
  • Pink, tan, or gray tissue coming out from your vagina.


Abortion pills are both safe and effective in most of the cases when the pregnancy is less than 9 weeks old. You can self administer your abortion through over-the-counter abortion pills or may visit a health expert, who will guide you through the whole procedure with his prescribed medicines and will also make sure you do not face any health complication or risk.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

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