So last week I found out that I was pregnant with my boyfriend who I'd been with for a year. I've only just turned 18 and completed my A-levels ready to start a good university in September, therefore keeping a baby and in such a poor financial situation it just wasn't appropriate to keep the baby.
Anyway, I made an emergency appointment at my doctors surgery and saw a doctor and explained my situation. They asked for the date of my last period and I told them it was around the 7th of May because I didn't exactly know, she estimated me at around 8 weeks and said I'd have to get a surgical termination, as I wasn't eligible for a medical termination, which really frightened me because I am terrified of needles going into my veins and that was scaring me more than the procedure.
I got given a referral form and a number to call to book the consultation and then the appointment. I got a consultation the next day and a really lovely lady Laura rang me and asked me some personal medical questions and asked me for legal reasons why I wanted the termination, she spoke me through that I had to fast for 6 hours to be eligible for sedation. She told me there would be no sex or strenuous activities for 2 weeks and told me other stuff which you should remember and write down at your consultation. I was then transferred to an appointment line, and I got an appointment for the following Tuesday, however there were appointments available on monday but I was busy. (I rang up on Friday)
However, the day of my appointment I actually realised that the date of my last period was on the 30th of May which made me eligible for the medical termination, so I rang up and informed them and they had a look to see if any medical termination appointments were available that day and luckily there was.
I turned up to the clinic on Monday and I was absolutely petrified my heart was thudding and i was teary eyed and shakey. The nurses all try their hardest to be really nice and considerate, it sort of seemed a little fake to me but it was nice anyway. I was escorted upstairs and had a finger prick blood test to determine my blood type and had my blood pressure taken which was so high because I was so scared, then I had a scan. I found out i was only 5 weeks pregnant. I went downstairs and waited for about 20 minutes until a lovely nurse called me in to take my first pill, I began to cry as it was a sudden realisation of what I was actually doing. She comforted me and said she was sorry that I found myself in this situation. I went home after having the first pill which simply stops the pregnancy from growing. I experienced no cramping or bleeding.
The second day I went back to have the 4 other pills which actually enduce the miscarriage. I was lucky that I had a lift home because within 40 minutes of first putting the pills in my gum I was already having uncomfortable pains. Please do not get public transport home try and get a friend to give you a lift home if you are afraid of telling your parents. I took the pills at 1pm swallowed them around 1:35 to be safe and I got home at 2:30 I also recommend you do this by your own because I felt it was better to not have my boyfriend there. I layed in bed for a bit with uncomfortable stomach pains watching some TV. Then around 3:45ish i felt like I needed to go to the toilet. I went and had extreme diarrhea, the type you get as a kid. It was so painful and then I was sick 5 times on the floor. Then the extreme cramps started to set in at 4:30 the paracetamols were doing nothing I was so lucky that I had Tremadol in the house which is a prescription only pain killer, but that didn't really help either. I kid you not I was in the worst pain of my life these cramps aren't like regular period pains they're really sharp and they come every 3 seconds and last for about 10 seconds, I knew that I was waiting for the fetus to pass while i was still having bad diarrhea. It was the worse 2 hours of my life i'd never been in so much pain before. I laid on the bathroom floor once the sickness and diarrhea had passed at 5ish and for an hour I lay there in so much pain the cramps were getting worse and worse and I just wanted to die. Finally at around 6pm the fetus passed in the toilet, you didn't see it specifically although you can tell when you do because it looks different to the other tissue. Once this had been passed I immediately felt so much better, with some cramping still there as my uterus was shrinking back to normal size.
I had to clean up the sick while I was still in pain and then I threw up again about 3 minutes later as I'd eaten an apple. Then i managed to carry myself to bed after spending a total of 3 hours in the bathroom.
I'd seriously recommend people to get a surgical termination because the pain you experience in that is the same of the medical but except you only experience it for 15 seconds as opposed to 2 hours from what I understand and you can be sedated. I do not joke when I say i've never been in so much pain in my life, perhaps I had a bad experience but I don't think this is uncommon.
i really dont want to scare anyone I just don't think Marie tell you the extent of the pain you will experience using this method and I wanted to make sure girls know, but as they say it varies from person to person.
I hope this helped you make your decision in choosing which method xxx