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