I would've had to have parent consent for an abortion through a clinic but there was no way I could tell them
I ordered an MTP kit around two weeks ago. I found out I was pregnant very early on, so by the time I got the pills I was around 5 and ½ weeks along.
I'm a 16 year old girl living in South Alabama who would've had to have parent consent if I had an abortion through a clinic.
I resorted to finding the pills online. There was, I felt, no way I could tell my parents. They come from very old fashioned families, and the father of my child is African American, and also a few years older than me.
I felt as if I didn't have many options, and I knew I could not raise a baby under such hostile circumstances at the age of 16.
I took the first pill of mifepristone yesterday (Thursday) bucally. I had light cramping but no other side effects were shown.
I took the four pills of misoprostol today, around 7:30, bucally. I let the pills dissolve for 30 minutes before swallowing. I laid down and within 5 minutes I had already begun bleeding.
My cramps were becoming more severe so I took one lortab and laid down. I fell asleep for around 2 hours and when I woke up I passed a large amount of clots.. I assume I slept through the worst part.
If you have any way to get any type of pain medicine I recommend it. It will do you a world of good.
It's 12:46 am now and I am still bleeding; the blood loss is around that of a typical menstrual period. My best friend has been with me through the whole experience, though she's sleeping peacefully beside me now.
The cramps became less and less severe as the night progressed and at the current time they are identical to the cramps I get during my period.
A quick tip, which one of my friends suggested (it may sound silly but it brought me a world of comfort): I knew taking the pain medicine would make me fall asleep and I did not want to wake up covered in blood.
I had 2 pads in my underwear, but my friend suggested I use Depends (diapers for adults). If you get the maximum strength depends you will honestly feel so comfortable when trying to rest. You don't have to worry about them moving around as pads do.
I've had a very positive experience so far. I wouldn't want to go through it again but my experience was not as bad as many people made their's out to be. I have a very high pain tolerance, so they may have had an effect on me.
I plan on taking a pregnancy test in three weeks, though I am almost 100% positive that the abortion is complete.
This story was sent in on 08/03/2014