I had a medical abortion when I was 6 weeks and 3 days
It's Sunday today and I went to the clinic early Thursday morn for my first tablet then went back 6 hours later for the 4 tablets that go on your gums. I travelled home with my partner after the 2nd visit and felt cold but no cramps.
I went straight to bed with my pain killers, water, hot water bottle and sat in bed waiting. After 2 hrs I went to the toilet and there was blood but not very much, then half an hour later I went back to the toilet and 2 big clots came out and a lot of blood. I then took some more pain killers and rested.
The next day I felt very weak and light headed so I stayed in bed all day but there was hardly any blood at all in fact I woke up with none on my pad.
Then saturday came and the cramps got worse I'm guessing this is my uterus contracting back. All day saturday there were clots and heavy bleeding and I got really scared, I rang the helpline and they told me not to sit on the toilet but to rest in bed and monitor how much I was bleeding. I did this and it felt a little better but there was no way In The world I could have gone to work or even left the house. Today I'm bleeding like a heavy period and feel cramps and again too tired to get up.. I think everyone is so different but I definitely think a week off work is a good idea.
Hope this helps and all I can say is rest as much as you can and drink lots of water. Also eat there is no reason not to. My morning sickness has gone today which is a relief.
I know everyone has there own opinion on this subject but it was right for me. I have 2 children already and that's enough, I love babies but I think it would have done more harm than good keeping it, it's sad but I know it was the right thing to do.
Editor's CommentIt is important to remember that although the procedure is similar each person can react differently to the medication, and the stage of pregnancy will also affect your experience. Some clinics and hospitals have a 2 day gap between the first medication and the second, others do both on the same day with a gap of 6 hours. Some women have the second medication inserted vaginally while you had to dissolve the tablets against your gums. It's always good to check what the procedure will be so that you know what to expect.You can call the national helpline, 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 19/05/2013