A surgical abortion.By anonymous on 21/06/2011
I am currently 17 studying for A levels at college.. I have a longterm boyfriend whom I got pregnant by which was quite a shock to me as I'm one of those people who thinks 'this will never happen to me!'
When I first found out I was pregnant I cried nonstop .. My boyfriend was very supportive and left the decision to me .. He said if I kept it he would stick by me and if I got rid of it he would do the same ..
I called my doctor and made an appointment with him. He gave me a number for Marie Stopes and I rang them immediately.
I knew for a fact that I could not keep the baby as my parents would never agree with it. I also didn't want to bring a child into the world with an unstable mum and dad who have no jobs!
So I booked myself for an appointment at a clinic for the next day and my boyfriend came with me.
Originally I opted for a medical abortion but after hearing horror stories about it I changed my mind to a surgical abortionWhen I arrived I was sent to a waiting room where I waited for what felt like years for a nurse to call me in for a scan. She confirmed that I was 5 weeks pregnant. I then had my weight and height measured and an appointment was made for me to come back a week later to have my abortion performed.
I then saw another nurse who asked me about my medical history and looked at my blood etc to see if I was suitable for the procedure.
The next week came so fast .. I was booked in for 8 o'clock and when I got to the clinic I was seen very quickly by the doctor who then sent me down to the room where a nurse prepared me for the abortion and talked to me. They were great ! So then it came .. It was my time to go in .. I remember being taken into theatre and seeing 4 nurses and many doctors. They were ever so kind. They gave me the anaesthetic and within a few seconds I was asleep. All I remember is waking up and being taken back to the recovery ward. I was absolutly fine and was allowed to go an hour later!
I know some people would not agree with my decision but I had to do what I thought was best .. I do not regret it but sometimes there is a feeling of what if I kept the baby .. But basically I was just not ready to bring up a child when I'm still a child myself ..