A medical abortion 2 years agoBy anonymous on 06/11/2011
Two years ago I had an abortion. I was seeing a friend casually and was a month away from going to university when I found out. I was completely devastated. I knew immediately I wasn't going to keep it. For me it was never an option, I had a whole new life to look forward to and in my head this wasn't going to change it. When I found out I called my best friend in floods of tears. That whole day I was a mess and it still makes me anxious just thinking about it. I told my mum later that day, we don't have a particularly open relationship but I felt about 5 and needed my mum.
I am so glad I told her. She asked me what I wanted to do and I think she was quite taken aback at how sure I was but she didn't say anything to change my mind. I don't know what her views were and we never mention it now but for those few weeks while we were sorting appointments she was amazing. I found out on a bank holiday so had to wait until the tuesday to go to the doctors. I was terrified this whole time. I knew I couldn't be more than 5 weeks pregnant and had looked briefly at the options but looking online I found it was scary with all the information. My trip to the doctors was horrific. I felt sick and hot and stressed and my GP didn't do alot to reassure me. More than anything I just wanted someone to tell me that it would be "sorted" soon and in time for Uni where I could make a fresh start. My mum chased up the doctors and luckily because she was so persistent I got an appointment at the hospital the following week where I could discuss the options. They were so friendly and reassuring and not judgemental at all. I had the scan which was the weirdest part for me but that was over in a few minutes and once I had told them my decision they arranged the appointment to have a medical abortion the following week.