Keep in mind that this process is different for every woman. You are encouraged to take pain medication to help moderate the cramping during the abortion pill process. Even with pain medication, you should expect to feel cramping. The medication serves to make the process less intense and more comfortable. Pain may also be reduced by resting and using heating pads or hot water bottles on your back or stomach. If the pain medication does not seem to be having any effect, please contact the facility to discuss this with the nurse or doctor.