A surgical abortion at 7 weeks and 4 days
I had it at the new victoria infirmary hospital in Glasgow. I have two children already and my husband and I didn't want anymore even though we considered it alot when I first found out.
In the end we decided that this was best. I was terribly nervous in the morning and went alone and left my kids at home with my husband. There were another 7 girls getting the same procedure that day. None of them were crying or extremely upset. I was at the day surgery unit and checked in at 11am. They told me to put on the hospital gown and gave me a pad and some disposable pants. They gave me two tablets to place under my Tongue. They took about one hour to dissolve.
I sat on the chair next to my bed and read my book until 1.15 when the nurse came and got me and took me round to theatre. I took off my dressing gown and slippers and popped on to the bed. One nurse put monitors on my chest and the other put a canula in my hand. It stung a little but wasn't sore. She then put a painkiller and the anaesthetic through the canula. This was a little stingy.
Next think I remember was waking up in recovery. I was a little weepy but I know I did the right thing. They took me back to the ward and I had some tea and a sandwhich. The nurse came back checked that my bleeding was ok then said I could go home around half past 3. I had to call someone to pick me up because I had a general anaesthetic so I couldn't go home alone. I had moderate bleeding that day and haven't been bleeding yesterday or today.
I definitely think that surgical seems better to the medical it's alot less traumatic. I opted for the surgical because I didn't want to see the baby and I know that alot of people did see it when having a medical abortion. Thank you for reading my story. I thought I would share it and let people know that although it's not a nice thing to do that it's not as bad as some people make out. The nursing staff are lovely and everything is really private.