I had a medical abortion almost 4 weeks ago.
There have been a number of stories written in about early medical abortion, and often the shock of seeing what you pass is overwhelming. Like you, many women are not aware of what they are likely to see. I think it is really important to have this information before you make your decision about termination. I am surprised that the procedure is not fully explained beforehand by the health professionals. I know for any other medical procedure, it is all talked through in minute detail. You sounded as though your head was telling you one thing but your heart and instincts were saying something different, and this is where the pain and regret come from.
I hope you will receive some post abortion counselling to help you through this experience. Please call the helpline on 0300 4000 999 if we can help you.