A medical abortion at 22 years oldBy anonymous on 09/11/2010
I am 22 years old, a graduate nurse and I found out that I was pregnant about a month ago.
I have a boyfriend and I just never thought that it would happen to me. I kept being sick randomly, feeling constantly nauseous. Did a pregnancy test, it was negative. A day later I knew it wasn't right and I did another and it was positive.
I was completely gutted and in shockLike I said I never thought it would happen to me. I knew straight away I didn't want a baby, it was not the right time at all. I thought abortions at the early stages were literally taking one pill and that's that, having a bit of pain and there you go - it wasn't!
I was referred here and there, had to wait 2 weeks from going to my GP until the actual termination. If I knew how bad it was going to be I would have been more careful from the start.
It was the worst pain I have ever felt in my lifeI actually though I was going to die. The nurse said it would feel just like a heavy period so instead of staying in hospital I opted to go home and they said nothing about it.
Thank god my sister was there with me when it happened, I nearly called an ambulance it was that bad. However the nurse said I had to push it out, and after I crawled to the bathroom it actually made me feel ten times better and the pain subsided.
It was a really horrible experience the whole two weeks - I am surprised I have never been educated or heard stories of how bad abortions are, even at the early stages.
I am genuinely gutted that it wasn't "the right time" for me to have a child, and if you do become pregnant make sure you have family and friends around you and especially on the day of the termination.