I knew I couldn’t face another pregnancy, I was five and a half weeks when I rang the clinicBy anonymous on 10/03/2009
abortion 8 weeks
I knew I couldn’t face another pregnancy at the age of 38, after having four children already. I was 5½ weeks when I rang the clinic.
I had to wait two weeks for my first consultation, then another week to take the first tablet that stops the hormone to the foetus.
Then two days later, I returned to have the pessaries.
In all, I was one day away from the cut-off time!
The stress was unbearable. There are not enough clinics available, it all happened over Christmas. I was asked the silliest question on my last visit, ‘Did you have a nice Christmas?’ I made her feel very silly for asking!
A very emotional sad time. I found it more unpleasant than painful, but as I have experienced childbirth it wasn’t too shocking. I think it would be for someone who hasn’t had a child.