An early medical abortion

I was 19 when I started feeling nauseous, which is very unusual to me. I was dizzy all the time, tired, and I could barely keep anything down.
To my surprise, I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I talked for days on what to do, and our final decision was to have an abortion.

My boyfriend and I have been together for over two years, but we are in no way, shape, or form able to care for a child.
I'm so thankful that the people at the clinic were so nice and understanding, which made me more comfortable with my decision. Well a few hours before my appointment, I started bleeding really badly. I went to the emergency room and found the baby was alive and I was having a 'threatened miscarriage.' I was sent home and waited a few days and made another appointment for a medical abortion.
At the clinic, I was able to see the baby through a sonogram and even got to keep pictures. I found out I was 6 weeks 6 days. I took the first pill and was sent home with the second dosage, antibiotics, and painkillers. 24 hours later, before I could even take the second dosage, I started cramping and bleeding. I took the 4 pills orally and for the next 4 hours was in terrible pain. I was extremely lucky to have the love and support of my boyfriend the entire time.
After a few hours, the cramping went down and so did the bleeding. It's now been a week and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I'm still bleeding, but its as if I have my period. I would like children one day, but when I'm financially ready, with a good job and my own house. I do sometimes wonder about what life would be like if I kept it, but I realize I wouldn't have given this child the best life that I know it deserves.

Editor's Comment

Thanks for sharing your story and the experience you had with a medical abortion.
This story was sent in on 02/08/2013

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