After a medical abortion yesterday, I'm at work feeling normal

I had a medical abortion yesterday and I would just like to share my story for any girls who are terrified like I was.

Let me start out by saying I am 20 years old and I have an 11-month-old son who is the light of my life! Me and my fiancé (who is the father of my son) have been together for almost 4 years. He is in the military and leaves for basic training in June and will be gone for 5 months.

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ANYWAY, a few weeks ago I found out I was pregnant. I was completely shocked even though I was not on birth control he had pulled out every time (TMI sorry).

I knew straight away that I could not keep this baby nor could my family know I was pregnant again. They are very judgemental.

Plus I did not want to raise a newborn and a 2-year-old while my fiancé is away.

After discussing our options me and my fiancé decided abortion was our most logical option so I called my nearest clinic and made an appointment for the very next day.

I went in for an ultrasound and they could not find a pregnancy so they scheduled me for a week away.

I came back to the clinic a week later and found out I was 6 weeks and 1 day. That same day they gave me the first pill which I took at the clinic, then they wrote me the prescription for the other 4 pills along with some pain medicine which I took 24 hours later.

At the clinic, the counsellor told me to expect heavy bleeding and the passing of some clots. She also told me I'd cramp a lot but the pain medication would help.

So basically I did exactly as they told me and after I took the other 4 pills I waited for about an hour and then I started spotting.

I sat around my house with my fiancé and waited for the worst to come but it never came. The most I bled was not even covering a full pad. I passed a few clots in the toilet which I did not look at but they felt very small.

This all happened yesterday and I'm back at work today feeling normal. I'm still spotting but nothing major.

Also, I don't feel any type of regret. I may feel some regret later but right now I just feel relieved and happy to have my body back.

I hope this helped someone.

This story was sent in on 12/01/2015

Editor's comment

You were both confident of your decision and I think that helps although as you say feeling may surface at a later time.

In terms of contraception, the withdrawal method is never safe as sperm leaks out before the final ejaculation, so you can always get pregnant even if you have used withdrawal meticulously.

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