A surgical abortion at 5 weeks - I've got big plans and a baby's not one of them

Surgical abortion at 5 weeks.

Making the decision to have an abortion was easier than I thought. I have big plans and a baby is not one of them at the moment.

I am 25 and have been in a relationship for a few years but with future goals of post-grad studies and a career, this is simply not the time.

The surgical abortion took place at 5 weeks (more stories about surgical abortion and abortion at 5 weeks). I had a morning appointment so not eating beforehand was not a problem. The nurses I saw were very kind and helpful.

I received 4 pain, anxiety and muscle relaxant pills after my initial assessment and then was able to change into the long t-shirt I brought with me. There was very little waiting for me which was lucky.

The procedure itself was quick. I was lead to a room, climbed up on to a table and had an ultrasound done after which the nurse administered the lovely cocktail of medication which worked almost instantly. In a weird dizzy haze with a feeling of heaviness on my chest, I didn't even see the doctor who came in.

The actual procedure was quick but the contractions and pressure are quite intense and not pleasant, but over quite quickly. Then with assistance, I was lead to a room to recover and after throwing up which took a while, (everyone throws up so be prepared for it ) I felt much better, less dizzy and felt comfortable enough to head out.

The day of it I had mild cramping throughout the day and some light bleeding nothing major. I am now 2 days after and it is still mild cramping and bleeding, nothing compared to the breast tenderness.

The magical thing is that as many have mentioned, nausea and dizziness go away almost instantly.

This story was sent in on 06/09/2015

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