Will I bleed during a medical abortion?

Yes, you will have vaginal bleeding. This is the effect of the womb contracting and pushing out the pregnancy tissue. You may also pass blood clots.

Bleeding can vary for each person and each abortion. It is normal to have light, moderate, or heavy bleeding during a medical abortion. Bleeding usually begins about 2 hours after taking the second pills.

Most people will bleed for around 2 – 4 hours.

After you have passed the pregnancy, you may have period-like bleeding for 7 – 14 days.

Learn more about what to expect during a Medical Abortion.