I have just had my medical abortion

I have just had my medical abortion at 8 wks pregnant and thought I would share my experience. After falling pregnant on the pill and already having twins it just was not the right time for another baby. It was the hardest choice I have ever made... Two weeks prior to my abortion I had a scan which showed I was too early and had to return a week later. Having discussed things with the doctor I was booked in for my first pill, I felt fine with only light bleeding. Two days later I was admitted to the ward to commence the final part. The nurse inserted 4 tablets into my vagina and I had to stay on bedrest for an hour then told to move about as much as possible. About two hours later I got some period type pains which were getting uncomfortable so got some pain relief. The pains quickly got quite intense but deep breathing helped a lot. After roughly 45 mins of contractions I felt I needed to push so used my bedpan but just passed clots. Five minutes later my waters broke and I again used my bedpan...this time I felt the 'pregnancy' come away. I did not look. The pain went within seconds and the nurse confirmed I had 'completed'. At this point I felt a little overwhelmed and in a sense guilty. I hope this helps someone as I drove my mind wild reading horror stories etc but even though it isn't a nice thing to go through it was not as bad as I was expecting. I wrote this one hour after my abortion and am able to go home soon with the offer of counselling which I am going to take.

Editor's Comment

Thanks for telling us your experience. I think the counselling will help you to process some of your feelings, and I hope that this helps you.
This story was sent in on 24/04/2013

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