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.

Free help & support

If you're struggling through a situation similar to this abortion story, or have been affected by issues in the past, no matter how long ago, help is available.

Story Categories

Tell your story

The information submitted in the stories section is generated solely by the public.

Would you like to tell other people about your experiences?