I had a medical abortion this morningBy anonymous on 19/03/2011
I had a medical abortion this morning and I felt the need to share my experience on this site as the experiences I read before the termination were extremely helpful and prepared me for the procedure.
I found out I was pregnant just over a week ago, I was beyond shocked it seemed un-real and dream-like. I knew straight away that I didn't want to go through with the pregnancy.. I'm young, I've just started my career, I do not have the financial support and above all I wasn't ready for a child.
It has been the hardest decision I've had to make.I was booked in for a consultation at the Liverpool Women's hospital last monday and they recorded my height and weight, took my blood pressure and two samples of blood and explained the procedure of an early medical abortion.
I would be given one tablet to take orally which will end the pregnancy and then 2 days later 4 tablets to insert into my vagina which will ensure I pass the pregnancy. In between appointments I read quite a few horror stories about the pain and the experience in general which made me really scared. I was more scared of seeing the foetus than the pain and this is something that played on my mind. I'm not naïve but I honestly didn't think at 6-7 weeks pregnant that the foetus would have taken shape I also didn't realise the procedure was so complex and for this reason I think young girls should be more educated about the abortion facts.
So on the first appointment I took the oral tablets they kept me in the waiting area for 30 minutes to ensure I was not ill. I had to wait 48 hours to go back and I felt no pains, no different at all. I did have some slight bleeding after a while though.
On the 2nd appointment I was shown to my room and given 4 tablets to insert in my vagina and I was told to lay down for an hour. I didn't really feel anything for the first 90 minutes but then I started to get period like pains I'd say a 2-3/10 on a pain threshold these continued for about an hour and I had some bleeding.