Two weeks ago I took a pregnancy test and found out that I was pregnant.

Two weeks ago I took a pregnancy test and found out that I was pregnant. Immediately I knew that keeping the baby would not be an option for me so I called up BPAS that night. I was worried I wouldn't be able to get an appointment for weeks but I was told I could have my consultation three days later on Friday.
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.

Editor's Comment

It sounds as though you were well prepared and sure about your decision. As you say, the experience is different for everyone, and everyone's story is valid. I hope you recover well, and support is available if you need it, for post abortion support. .

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