Today I had a medical abortion at 7 and a half weeks
I went to the NHS clinic at 2pm and was shown to my private room right away. I brought my mum with me for support. I changed into my pyjamas and was given 4 tablets to insert into my vagina. This was easy enough as they aren't very big. I was then told to lie down for up to an hour to allow them to absorb. About 40 minutes passed and I felt nothing.
I couldn't stand the painThen the cramping started. At first it was similar to a heavy period pain but then it got a lot worse. I am a bit of a wimp anyway but I found after 20 minutes or so I couldn't stand the pain, I couldn't get comfortable at all. I asked for pain relief and was given 2 codeine tablets.
Around 10 minutes later I felt really unwell and had to go to the bathroom. I needed to be sick and I also needed to empty my bowel. It wasn't a pleasant experience. I was told to use a bed pan instead of the toilet except when I needed a poo so I sat down on the toilet and experienced severe diarrhoea. At the same time I was vomiting into a cardboard pan provided by one of the nurses.
I felt a little better after this but I still didn't show any blood. I went back to my bed and tried to get comfortable and the pain seemed to ease. I didn't want to move in case the pain came back so I stayed still for around half an hour. I then had an urge to go to the toilet, I used my bed pan and passed a bloody clot and I assumed the procedure was complete so I handed the bed pan to the nurse and sat back on the toilet but then I felt something else drop out of me into the toilet.