I had a surgical abortion at 13 weeks.
I already have a 5 year old who I love dearly but fell pregnant due to sleeping with a man in a relationship. I made my decision for mainly him but also for the child I've got.
I went into hospital on the day of the abortion and felt fine till they said miss ***** you are going in now. I had a panic attack but the staff were amazing, they calmed me and made sure I was making the right decision before they took me anywhere. Once I'd calmed they took me through, were lovely and I slowly drifted asleep.
When I woke it was over I cried straight away but the nurse was there with a tissue and a hug. She explained nicely that nothing could be done now, I couldn't go back only forward for my daughter that waited for me at home. I asked the obvious questions, 'was my baby in pain when I was asleep?' she told me honestly that it wasn't in pain, and that no matter what my baby would understand and love me.
What was a comfort, I was taken back to the ward where my friend was waiting given tea and toast and was on my way home an hour later. My advice to a girl women thinking about abortion would be, consider it carefully but don't ever feel bad about what your considering, or let people make you feel bad you've got to do what's best for you first x
Editor's CommentThank you for sharing your experience. It sounds as though the staff at the hospital were very caring and supportive which I am sure was comforting. If you feel at any time that you need more post abortion after care or support please contact CareConfidential. You can call the national helpline 0300 4000 999, log on to Online advisor, or follow the link to find a centre for post abortion support in your area.
This story was sent in on 02/02/2012