If you are considering an abortion then please read.... I have just gone through a medical termination at 8 weeks.

By anonymous on 16/11/2008
If you are considering an abortion then please read.... I have just gone through a medical termination at 8 weeks. I have read so many of these stories and the majority of ladies seem to feel the same as I do now. Doctors and nurses are not giving ladies enough information on the process. Yes, they tell you about the drugs you get and what they will do, but they do not stress the IMMENSE physical pain and emotional pain that you will go through. They tell you that you will get cramp-like period pains. Let me tell you, you will be curled up in agony, being sick, dizzy, shivering, with diarrhoea. This will be one of the worst experiences of your life.

I feel that you have the right to hear this from someone that has just gone through the process. I could not keep my baby because I have no financial support or a home of my own and I don't want to bring a child into the world without knowing that I can give it everything it will ever dream of having. But nothing can prepare you for the feeling that you will have after you have terminated your pregnancy. You will feel guilty. Confused. Angry. Regret, along with the physical pain your body is still going through.

I never could have imagined that I would have these feelings and I wish I had found something online or talked to someone before I went and made my choice because maybe I would have tried to prepare myself more for the physical and mental effects, because I don't think the NHS is doing enough. I hope this will help someone. I hope if anyone out there is feeling like I am that the feeling gets better and eases with time. I will always remember the baby I terminated and I hope that somehow I learn to live with the decision I made. Goodbye little one and God bless.

Editor’s note: Thank you for writing in…It may alleviate some of your pain to share your experience with others and prepare them for the abortion they may choose, but it really seems as if you have been hurt by your termination very deeply and need some support to work through those difficult feelings of anger and regret, loss and grief. Maybe it’s time to focus more on what’s happening in your heart right now? It may be beneficial for you to ring the helpline, visit your nearest centre or use Online Advisor to find the support you need. We’ll be thinking of you.

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