A medical abortion at 5 weeks.
By anonymous on 20/05/2012Before I begin to write my experience on this, I want to thank all those of you who shared what you felt in this very private phase of life which indeed helped thousands of women like me.
Though I accidentally got pregnant, soon as I realized it, I started getting attached emotionally to the child. But being in no position to keep it in me due to various reasons, I decided to abort it. My partner was more eager than me to let go of our little one. He was no way bonded to it and didn't feel even a little sad about what has happened. This disturbed me the most. Being a partner, what I expected was few soothing words to console and support me in this situation, which I never got from him. In fact he made fun of the little one which was the least I could take in this position. Yes, there are such partners in this world. If you are a gal reading this, do not rely on your partner always. If you are guy reading this, please make an attempt to understand your partner's needs.
By the way I was about 5 weeks pregnant. In all this mental trauma, I orally took 200mg of Mifepristol and waited for the process to begin. But sadly, I saw no bleeding nor cramps. I lost hope over this pill. Then I read again that some women do not see symptoms over the 1st pill. 12 hours later, I orally took 400mg of Misoprostal keeping it below my tongue. In just about 30 min, I was shivering badly and had diarrhoea. In about an hour, I was bleeding. Cramps and contractions were light. 3 hours later, I passed out a huge lump of blood which was supposedly my little one. Few clots too later made their way out. Diarrhoea continued and bleeding was heavy. That night I vomited about 5-6 times along with chills, fever and took about 2-3 days for recovery. Bleeding lightened day after day. So Misoprostal is a killing medicine with lots of side-effects. Be mentally prepared before this process.
Still my partner had no clue I was alive or dead. So gals be very careful. If you are not brave enough to handle such situations alone, then do not get into one. Take care...