Two weeks ago I took a pregnancy test and found out that I was pregnant.
I opted for the medical abortion which came in two parts as I was 6 weeks pregnant.
I went in for the oral tablet on Thursday morning. It made me feel a bit sick, although this was something I was already experiencing beforehand because of the pregnancy. I felt no discomfort and started bleeding that night. I then went in on the Friday morning for the pessary tablets which were inserted in me. I was expecting agonising pain after reading some of the horror stories on line and I was shaking in fear. I immediately went home and put a hot water bottle on my stomach and got into bed. I took codeine painkiller but honestly, the pain I felt was nothing more than a bad period cramp. After 3 hours I felt the need to get to the toilet and at that point I did experience a more severe stomach cramp but this only lasted a few minutes. I passed a lot of clots which I know was the conception of the pregnancy and within 10 minutes felt capable of going back to lie down. For the rest of the day I had a mild cramp but painkillers reduced the severity of the pain. By dinner time I felt great, I had an appetite and was sitting chatting with my friends. I want people to know that they shouldn't listen to the horror stories on line about the "unbearable pain". The experience is different for everyone, and in my case I felt nothing more than period cramps.