They call my name and I ask the nurse if I can bring him inside the room with me. This is the private information session. The specialist tell us that I will have an ultrasound done to backtrack the exact date of conception to see how far along I am. She tell us that they will give me a safe amount of anesthesia and an ample amount of time to make sure I am fully sedated. Then she explains the procedure in an impressively concise manner. “Any questions? Please feel free to ask anything at all,” she requests. He and I hesitate. We both have a brief sampling of medical knowledge as we both wish to pursue medicine as careers. The inquiries start up like wildfire and 30 minutes later, we finally have exhausted all doubts. We return to the waiting room and begin the Waiting Game once again. By this time in the day, my morning sickness is usually at its peak; so today, combined with the anxiety, my nausea is worse than ever. I shift positions in my chair every few minutes, putting my head on his shoulder, then transferring my head to his lap as I stretch out my legs, curl in my legs just seconds later – this discomfort never did end. The same nurse calls my name, and again, I ask if I can bring him with me, but this time, she politely told me no, “It’s because of confidentiality.”
I was prescribed the drug yesterday within a four week pregnancy. After reading many of the online reviews I was absolutely terrified, which as a result I am writing this review in an effort to help calm some of the nerves out there. Although I have three more nights to go with this, (I am to take 400mcgs over four nights)I have to say my first night was not the nightmarish experiences women on here are going on about. We are all different, I understand that, but here are some things to keep in mind: My Gyno prescribed me Tylenol 2s to take at the same time as administering the drug. I administered the Misoprostal Vaginally and took two Tylenol 2s orally. I also took a Ginger capsule to ward off any nausea. I fell asleep around 10:30, woke up at 2AM with what felt like severe Menstrual cramps. I always have severe cramping with my periods so that being understood I was at least prepared for the type of pain. In comparison to my normal period cramps, I would say the cramping associated with the Misoprostal was an 8/10. That's a high number, but believe me it is manageable. Now, knowing I had to work the next day and didn't want to feel loopy from the Tylenol 2s, I took ONE extra strength Tylenol and went back to bed. Remind your self to keep taking deep breaths. I woke up this morning bleeding heavily but with an overwhelming sense of relief. It is now 9:32 AM and it has tapered off. This is my first day with it, but so far I can say it has been successful and bearable. You will be OK, I promise. Next week I go for an ultrasound to ensure everything has cleaned our properly. I wish all of you luck, and for you to know that you are not alone.
I have had two abortions. One at the age of 22 which I paid privately for at 9 weeks gestation, and one at age 38 which I had through the NHS at 8 weeks gestation. By no means was this an easy option as many people think but I 100% made the right choice and definitely have no regrets. On both occasions I had no hesitation with choosing a termination and had vacuum aspiration under general anaesthetic. No complications, very little pain and no lasting effects. On the first one there were protesters outside but it made no difference to me at all. It is my life, my body, my choice.
Never feel bad for making this decision for yourself as you won’t regret it. Once you have been and had it done you will feel relief and nothing but gratitude for having been unburdened. It isn’t pleasant to have to terminate but it is the right thing to do when you are in no place to be bringing up a child.
We have the right as women to choose.
I feel no guilt, no regret, no post-abortion psychosis, nothing. I am lucky to be able to access the services I did.
Never stay silent and never be ashamed. YOUR body, YOUR choice.
2015 United Kingdom
First, I want to thank "Cytotecdubai.com" for making this abortion possible. Abortion is illegal in my current country and it would have been a hopeless situation. Especially in Corona times, when travelling is more difficult..