A medical abortion at 7 weeks.
It is a very emotional experience. One that I wouldn't choose to have my worst enemy make.I chose to have a medical abortion which is done with pills and I could be at home. I went in Thursday for verficiation of how many weeks, had my blood tested for RH and so on. There was a vaginal ultrasound done to prove the weeks pregnant, I was 7 weeks. After a 2 hour visit of questions and testing I felt ready. The DR gave me a pill (mifepristone) at his office and I was able to complete my day and finish my routine. Friday, I took the 4 pills of misoprostol. Within an hour of "cheeking" the pills I began bleeding. There were heavy clots that I could feel coming out. Each time I felt this I tried to get to the bathroom. I was afraid of what I was going to see on my pad and wanted it in the toilet. For approximately 6 hours I cramped, bled, dumped clots in the toilet and took Tylenol with codeine. I have two children, and the cramping was not severe like labor, as I had expected. Very uncomfortable but manageable. I got a good nights sleep and today, being the day after, I'm fine! My tummy is a little sore from the cramping but that is it.
Overall, I feel relief.The relief I feel is causing me to feel a bit guilty but not too much. Most of all, I had a great support system. Sometimes I think that we want to keep a secret for fear of what others will think. Just like I had misinterpreted my husbands feelings. I was honest and open which ultimately has made me feel better knowing I have someone in my corner. This was a difficult choice. It was our choice and I'm feeling good, mentally, with the choice made.
Editor's CommentI am sure it is always best to be open and honest with those who are close to you. Keeping a secret like that would have been unbearable. It was obviously a very difficult decision for you both but one that you talked through and decided together.
This story was sent in on 11/02/2012