I had an early medical abortion at 7 weeks today.

I had an early medical abortion at 7 weeks today. I don't regret my decision to have an abortion. It wasn't the right time for me to have children, I wouldn't have been able to support a child, financially or emotionally. I might have chosen to have a surgical abortion if I had know the pain I would go through with a medical abortion. I thought that I would suffer something akin to bad period cramps like many of the stories on here. It was much worse than that for me. I fainted twice from the pain, even though I had taken Ibuprofen and Co-codamol, and I am normally very good with pain. I recommend that if you decide this method to have someone with you. There was no-one who could be there for me (part of the reason why I decided to have an abortion in the first place). It would have made it much easier to have someone to hold my hand during the pain. After all of this though I don't regret my decision. I'm just glad it's over and I can start putting my life back together.

Editor's Comment

Thanks for sharing your experience. Medical abortion can be very painful, and I would agree that you shouldn't be by yourself.
This story was sent in on 07/12/2012

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