I had a medical abortion at 7 weeksBy anonymous on 23/05/2013
I had a medical abortion at 7 weeks about a year ago. I want to share my story because it is important to trust your gut reaction and what you know you want rather than allow yourself to feel guilty and ashamed.
I was a week late on my period I did a test and instantly knew I didn't want to keep it. I wasn't with the dad and didn't want to be with the dad! I made a stupid mistake and didn't want a child to suffer by being passed from parent to parent and wonder why we weren't together.
I booked into bpas and within 2 weeks I'd been to all 3 appointments (consultation, first and second pill). I was quite lucky really, I had no pain whatsoever and very little bleeding. I would advise getting an early morning appointment for the second pills so you can go straight home and rest all day. I think this helped me! I also took 2 co-codamol before my appointment and continued to take them until I'd passed the pregnancy. A hot water bottle was nice too! For me it was over very quickly. I felt a sort of clump come out when I went to the toilet and I knew that was it. I had very little bleeding after, just like a normal period.
The initial thought of abortion was scary and shameful and I was concerned about long term damage but it was a relief when it was over and I don't regret my decision.