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Medical Abortion- misoprostol

by Anonymous

April 6, 2021

Don’t read all the horror stories online. I scared myself and gave myself so much anxiety from it. It was extremely hard to find a positive story until I came here. I understand everyone’s body handles it differently but I wanted to tell my positive story and hopefully give you peace of mind.

I am 30 years old and I was six weeks and one day pregnant according to planned parenthood. I knew I wanted an abortion because I wasn’t ready for children just yet. I made my mind up that I was going to do this completely alone even though planned parenthood advised me not to. My partner was going to be around later that day I just didn’t want to let him know unless I absolutely had to.

Everything you read online about the first appointment is true. They talk about your options, they make sure you’re healthy enough and you go for an ultrasound to see how far along you are. At the time I had no insurance and planned parenthood covered it all for the medical abortion. I didn’t even have to pay for the nausea medicine which was comforting. I took the first pill at the clinic and went home and felt fine.

The next day I took the ibuprofen and nausea medication and waited about 20 minutes before I decided I couldn’t wait and took the misoprostol. I put 4 pills on each side of my cheeks around my gums and waited for 30 minutes. It was chalky but not as bad as I thought. By the end of the 30 minutes the pills were mushed all around my mouth. I was worried they weren’t around my gums long enough. Swallowed the rest and waited.

Took about an hour and 30 mins to see blood. I was relieved that it’s working. I stayed hydrated and watched tv. My back felt achy but not anything painful. Cramps were extremely light at first and the more mild cramps came about 3 hours in. I have easy periods and I barely cramp so I was nervous that I was going to feel it bad but it wasn’t bad at all. It really just feels like period cramps. Felt like I was back in middle school with heavy periods. Felt the “rush” of blood come down at certain points and I would go to the bathroom and really it wasn’t much at all. The amount of blood I would say for me was a normal to light period. A little blood clot came out about 3 hours in with gray matter in it. It lasted about 6 hours of just mild cramps and had about 4 small blood clots with gray matter come out. After that cramping seemed to go down and I just felt like I was on my period with very light cramping and went to bed.Woke up the next morning. Light bleeding. Light cramping.

My partner couldn’t even tell. I just said I think I am going to have a tummy ache from the food I ate and my period’s not helping the situation. But I was fine. I have had worse tummy aches then how this felt. I didn’t have diarrhea, I didn’t feel that nauseous. I think my anxiety was making me feel nervous and nauseous but I’d give it a 1-2 out of 10. I ate normally, soups, chocolate and chips :). I felt tired but the pregnancy was making me feel tired anyway so nothing different. The cramps weren’t bad at all. Very manageable. Did I want to do anything like house chores or hobbies no. I just wanted to rest. Today is the day after my abortion and like I’ve said light cramping, very light bleeding. I feel up for a walk with my dogs and to go back to normal life. I’m honestly relieved it’s all over. No regrets at ALL.

I hope this helped!

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