Following a surgical abortion at 6 weeks, I've got extreme cramping

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Hi ladies, I came on here to read other experiences.

I am a mother of three children whom I love very much, my youngest is a year old and I just found out I was six weeks pregnant. I panicked thinking I was done having children due to my age and not such a great pregnancy last time around.. my husband and I tortured ourselves back-and-forth with the choice that would be right for us.

Unfortunately, it was to have a surgical abortion which I did today.

[There are links to other experiences involving surgical abortion and abortion at 6 weeks on this page]

It was the right choice but not an easy decision

It is the second day and I feel very sad and empty with mixed emotions on how I could do that especially being a mommy...

Then I realized it was the right choice for us long-term, this is not an easy decision for any of us, so if you are reading this and you are someone that's thinking about getting it done you're not a bad person, you have a choice.

I don't agree with using this as a form of birth control but when it sneaks up on you and it's just something that will not benefit the child that's inside of you.


This was by far the hardest decision I ever had to make!

I am trying to put this behind me but it's hard. I am sure it will take a while and I will always remember I was touched by an angel for a moment and that will stay in my heart.

Medically, I'm not feeling so well

Some of you may not understand what I mean but maybe those that do will be helped!

As far as the medical part of this is concerned, I am not feeling so well.

I have extreme cramping more than they told me I would have, my bleeding is medium, I have a slight temperature 99.9 to 100 I just feel drained if I move around even to get up to go to the bathroom.

I start to cramp really bad I was wondering if anyone else that had a surgical abortion is experience these Painful cramps?

I know it has only been two days but I'm getting a little scared especially cause I just gave birth one year ago and my insides have just about healed.

Editor's comment

I think if your temperature remains up and you have abdominal/pelvic pains then you should seek medical advice. Infection is one of the more common complications of surgical abortion and could be serious if left untreated.

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