I'm having a medical abortion next Monday and I'm so scared.
Editor’s note…Thanks for writing in…First of all, you need to know that it’s unusual for anything to be left behind after a medical abortion. Care will be taken to ensure that the abortion is done as safely as possible. The important thing is that you are fully informed by the medical staff about what to expect. Ring the clinic and ask questions about the procedure. They should give you proper advice and information, which in itself can lessen fear. Medical abortions are preferable because they are less invasive, and have less incidence of infection as a result, but it does mean that you are conscious and experience what is happening in your body. If you feel you haven’t really thought it through properly both from a procedural angle, and an emotional one, then you might like to ring the helpline and chat with someone about how you feel.