I Had An Abortion
I am 18 year old and found out I was pregnant on 8th november, at first I was shocked as i was on the pill and didnt really know what to do, i was at work when i found out and couldn't do much about it until the next day..
when i got home from work i spoke to my boyfriend about it and we decided it wasnt the right time and neither us could afford to give it the life it deserved, although i was upset i knew i was doing the right thing.
the next day i booked an appointment at the doctors and got reffered for a termination, the doctor does ask you ALOT of questions but i think its to make sure you are making the decision. i got a call from the doctors to say they had booked me an appointment on the 26th of november.
i went to the hospital on the 26th for my first appointment, i had my scan here but because my bladder was empty i had to have the internal scan (which isnt as bad as you think) i found out that i was 7 weeks and 4 days gone. after my scan i had a meeting with a nurse who talked me through the 2 different procedures (medical & surgical) i decided to go with surgical so i was less aware of what was going on. They booked me in for another 2 weeks time, 4th december.
i went to the hospital at 8am on the 4th, when i arrived i was told straight away to change into the hospital gown and my own dressing gown. a nurse then placed 2 pessaries inside mw which make the procedure quicker and easier and about an hour after that i was taken to theatre.
its quite scary when you get inside the theatre as there is people everywhere but before you know it your having the aneasthetic and your asleep.
i woke up in a completely different room with 2 nurses looking after me. i was then wheeled down back to where my boyfriend was waiting for me. i felt so relieved that it was all over. the nurses were really nice and looked after me, they made sure i'd had something to eat before i left.
i bled quite alot on the first day but now its just a bit of spotting and i feel so much better.
i was offered a different form of contraception as the pill didnt work for me, i had a coil fitted whilst i was under anaesthetic.
it is a very difficult experience for anyone to deal with, but it seems much worse before you have it done. i have never been so worried about anything in my life but once i had woken up i wondered what i was worried about!
i'd support anyone making this decision, i know its not easy but sometimes its the most sensible option.