I knew that at this point in my life I wasn't ready so scheduled a medical abortion

Hello, I had a medical abortion 2 weeks ago. I was 6 weeks pregnant and am finishing up my graduate degree. I'm in a supportive relationship and have a supportive family; however, I knew that at this point in my life I was not ready. So I scheduled the medical abortion and followed the proper protocol.

After the first pill, I was fine- 24 hours later I did have bleeding- then 30 minutes before I I took the 4 tabs of misoprostol, I took 800mg of ibuprofen. I then took the 4 tabs of miso 30 minutes after the ibuprofen. I stayed well hydrated throughout the entire process and also had pretzels and made sure that my stomach wasn't empty as this definitely helped with nausea.

I have to admit, I fortunately had a good experience with this... Cramps came on approx. 2 hours after taking the miso and then the bleeding started. I had several clots.

I was fine the next day and went about my daily duties.

I started the procedure Thursday night, took the miso on Friday night and made sure I hung low on Saturday and Sunday so I'd be in good shape for work on Monday. I was back to my normal self by Saturday!

I just had my ultrasound confirming that everything went well. I feel relieved. I still do have bleeding but was aware of this so I'm okay with it...

I think if you know what to expect and are prepared for this process you will be fine. Good luck to all of you who go through this process.

This story was sent in on 07/04/2015

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