Medical vs Surgical abortion - my experience.By anonymous on 21/05/2013
I am 26 and I have a son who is nearly one. I found out I was pregnant very early on and instantly knew another baby was out of the question for us as a family at this point in time. I opted for a surgical abortion when I was 6 weeks pregnant at marie stopes. The whole experience was the ideal in an awful set of circumstances. I did not feel pain, discomfort or distressed. My husband was able to stay at the clinic and wait for me. Afterwards I felt relief and some sadness, which I feel was good as I was able to grieve in the right way because I was not dealing with any other emotion turmoil. Surgical abortion with sedation is painless, effective and what I would recommend to any woman with an unwanted pregnancy. Six years earlier... When I was 20, I found out I was pregnant. I was studying at university and did not want to go through with the pregnancy. I went to my GP and they instructed I have a medical abortion. I was not at all familiar with abortion or how it worked - I was confused and distressed. No-one explained the options to me or what I could do.