I had a medical abortion privately yesterday.By anonymous on 07/08/2013
I had a medical abortion privately yesterday. I found out 2 weeks ago that I was pregnant and the fact that the father and I aren't in a relationship, I'm still studying and not financially stable and finally, my family would disown me meant I had to go down the abortion route. Knowing it felt like the only choice I had, made the decision easier and after reading various posts online, I decided medical abortion was the best option for me. I didn't like the idea of having to be sedated or having instruments inside of me so excluded surgical abortion almost immediately. My consultation at the clinic was easier than I expected and I wasn't prodded about why I wanted the termination and didn't feel judged at all. I was able to go into the clinic with a fake name and this made me feel more comfortable as there'd be no chance anyone would find out. The only person that knew was the baby's father and although he's been very supportive of the termination, he did not attend the first appointment with me. At the first appointment a pin prick blood test was carried out and my blood pressure was taken followed by an abdominal ultrasound scan. Many people don't want to see the baby but I felt emotionally attached to this foetus growing inside of me and I asked to see the scan and it was overwhelming to see that this little bubble was what all the fuss was about. I then had to go back to the waiting room where I waited for 1 and a half hours before I was called back in and given a mifepristone tablet to take along with 4 disgustingly tasting antibiotics. That was it for the first day and I drove home and everything seemed fine until about 5 hours afterwards when I suddenly felt extremely nauseous and lightheaded.