Medication Abortion Follow-Up

It is important for you to complete some form of follow-up to make sure that the abortion is complete. You do NOT have to return to Fargo or Red River Women's Clinic to complete the follow-up. Women who live a distance from Fargo CAN complete the medication abortion process with only one visit to our clinic.

You have a few options for follow-up:

Option 1

A FREE follow-up at Red River Women's Clinic that includes a vaginal ultrasound. This appointment will take place 7-14 days after first taking the Mifepristone. The appointment usually lasts about one hour.

Option 2

Blood tests completed at Red River Women's Clinic: You can complete a series of blood tests to confirm that the pregnancy has passed. These blood tests are NOT free; if you have insurance or medical assistance, your insurance can be billed for the tests. You are responsible for any deductible or co-pays. If you do not have insurance, or do not wish to use your insurance, you can use the discount Red River Women's Clinic receives from our outside lab. The total for these tests done here is $70.

Option 3

Blood tests completed at another clinic: You can complete a series of blood tests to confirm that the pregnancy has passed. These blood tests are NOT free; if you have insurance or medical assistance, your insurance can be billed for these tests. You are responsible for any deductible or co-pays. If you do not have insurance, or do not wish to use your insurance, you can use the discount Red River Women's Clinic receives from our outside lab. The total for these tests is $90.

Many women find that the blood tests are more convenient - they do not have to travel back to Fargo, meaning they don't generally have to take additional time off of work, or pay for gas to get here. You do not need an appointment or see a practitioner (doctor or nurse practitioner) at the other clinic to complete these blood tests - we will provide you with a lab order form to take into the clinic. 


In the rare case that the medication abortion is incomplete, you may need to take an additional dose of misoprostol or simply wait and return for another visit in a week or two. If the pregnancy is still growing, however, you will need a suction abortion. In the rare case that you need to have a suction abortion, there are no additional fees if the procedure is completed at our clinic.


“Words cannot describe how thankful I am for the assistance.”

- Red River Women's Clinic Patient