Kayla’s Story

Jaclyn HakeSaves

An unplanned pregnancy is often faced with a whirlwind of emotions. It also comes with a lot of opinions from others on what’s best for you and your baby. For some women as soon as they know they’re pregnant their motherly instinct kicks in. Immediately after seeing a positive pregnancy test, she may rack her brain on what she last ate, where to get prenatal vitamins, what doctor to choose, and so on. She may also be faced with opinions from others on what she should do in her situation. When a motherly instinct is already present no one can convince her that her baby doesn’t deserve a chance at life.

In her mind abortion is unthinkable.

However others do not have an urge to protect their child early on. Some do not have it at all only to suffer with guilt and regret years later. When faced with an unplanned pregnancy instead of protecting their child they view them as an option rather than a life. Kayla’s* motherly instinct did kick in but it was almost too late.

Most abortions are performed in the first trimester and Kayla* was a perfect canidate for the abortion pill. The abortion pill is promoted as an easy way to end a pregnancy without having to have a procedure done at the clinic. For someone who is facing an unplanned pregnancy, this seems like a simple solution. The referring to the abortion pill process as a singular abortion pill is misleading as it is actually two pills: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone, often taken at the abortion clinic blocks progesterone. Without progesterone, the uterus will start to shed its lining which limits and eventually eliminates the transferring of nutrients to the preborn baby. The second pill, Misoprostrol is taken within 24-48 hours of the first pill and expels the baby from the uterus. An abortion pill reversal is possible if it is started before the second pill is ingested and not too much time has past. The earlier a mother receives the abortion pill reversal treatment the better.

Kayla* immediately had a change of heart as soon as she took the first pill. Her motherly instinct kicked in, she realized her horrific mistake, and immediately sought help to save her baby. She contacted Options United, and was quickly put in the care of a clinic that could reverse her abortion. Praise God that this procedure is available. Her beautiful baby girl was saved and Kayla* is able to be the loving, protective mother she was meant to become!