An abortion for fetal abnormalityBy anonymous on 15/08/2011
My experience of abortion is quite different to many other women, because the pregnancy was not viable. The fetus had anencephally (spina bifida of the skull) which meant that because the skull had not formed properly the brain was re-absorbed.
Because I wanted to continue the pregnancy I found the experience emotionally hard, but physically I was fine.
I was given an injection, fell asleep, and when I woke up I had moderate cramp like period pain relieved with pain killers.
It certainly hasn't effected my fertility as I now have a daughter. Like I said my experience was different because my options were; abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth. My sister had an early termination and she's fine so in my opinion it doesn't always affect women emotionally.