My late medical abortion at 16 weeks - nothing could have prepared me for what I went through.

My late medical abortion at 16 weeks - nothing could have prepared me for what I went through. 8am I arrive at the hospital with my mum where I am shown to my own room with private toilet. The nurse first went through all my details and then took my blood pressure and pulse. I was giving 4 small tablets to insert in my vagina and 2 big tablets to put in the anus. I did this myself although the nurse can help you. The first 3 hours where fine I had some mild cramps and diarrhoea. The nurse had to check every time I went to the toilet. After 3 hours I was given another 2 tablets to put under my tongue to dissolve which took 15 minutes. This is when the trauma began, I went into labour which was very very painful, I was also vomiting a lot through this. After what felt like hours of severe pain I went to the toilet and I felt the baby come out. When I thought I was done I pulled up my trousers and came out the toilet to call the nurse. I'll never forget the look of horror on my mum's face when I came out; the baby was still attached by the cord and was dangling from my trousers. I froze and didn't look, the nurse came and took it away (nothing prepared me for that). After it was over I had mild cramps and chills. I was given an injection in my bum to help bring out the placenta. The placenta came out an hour after that, then my bleeding was monitored for another couple of hours after that before I was discharged home. Really think about it before you do it.

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It must have been very upsetting to see the baby at 16 weeks. What a distressing thing to happen. Please call CareConfidential if you need some post abortion support. You can call the national helpline, log on to Online advisor, or follow the link to find a centre for post abortion support in your area.

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