An early surgical abortion
I'm 21 and a University Student.. My partner and I have been together for a year but because of the long distance barely get to see each other and intimacy is probably once every 3 weeks.
I felt like something was wrong when I missed my period a month later.. I thought maybe that I'd skip a month as I had been previously irregular in the past and had taken 'The Morning After Pill' at the beginning of the month and thought that it would be messed up cycle because of it.
At the back of my mind, I was worried but genuinely thought I would be fine and come on as I felt like I was having period pain and ovulating.
5 days of convincing to do a test later.. I braved out purchasing one and awaited for the results making sure I checked within the 5 Minute time frame it was a clear 'negative' in relief I hugged my friends. After a long chat with a friend I went to go bin the pregnancy test and noticed a very faint line. Gobsmacked I researched and on the internet it said that it could be an evap line so didn't take much notice of it. In my eyes I was not pregnant and decided I'd wait a few days for my period.
ONE WEEK LATER
There was no sign of my period and I began to worry.. I purchased another and decided to do it the morning after. It was a clear POSITIVE. I was shocked and petrified.
Immediately I told my boyfriend and we began to sort out the next procedure. I knew for sure I wasn't ready for a child financially and emotionally and was head strong about my decision.
In the space of a week, I managed to have my consultation and surgery. I was told I was 4 weeks and went through the procedure smoothly. The staff at Richmond BPAS were really lovely and took great care of me. I would recommend anyone in my position to get the early surgical abortion as it was straightforward and physically pain-free.
The NHS are amazing and I don't know what I would have done without them.
With the support of my boyfriend and friends I was able to get through it.
The experience was a roller-coaster but I know that I had made the right decision for myself. :
It is good to know that you had the support and care that you needed at this difficult time in your life.