by Georgina (UK)
I had an abortion yesterday and wanted to tell my story as this website helped me so much. I got pregnant from my first (and only) one night stand a month ago and the condom split.
As soon as I saw the positive pregnancy test, I started looking up peoples’ abortion stories online and all I found were negative stories about peoples’ ‘never ending guilt’. I started to believe that I too would feel the same after the procedure. When I found this website, I realised that all I would feel after would be relief. I’ve never seen anything wrong with abortion so why should I now because I needed one?
I’m not sure if its the same in the US, but I first called an NHS helpline where I spoke to a woman who advised me to either speak to my GP or a family planning clinic. She also told me that I would probably have to wait 3 weeks to have a termination on the NHS, which terrified me! I ended up seeing my GP the same day because it was easier, but regretted it afterwards, she was judgemental and didn’t seem to know anything at all about the abortion procedure. I would definitely suggest women visit a family planning clinic rather than their GP.
Anyway, she gave me a phone number for my nearest Marie Stopes Centre. I called the next day, had a telephone consulation with a nurse and got an appointment for the procedure just 5 days later. They talked me through my options, medical or surgical, and I chose surgical. They also offered me counselling.
So yesterday morning, my best friend and I went. All the nurses and staff were lovely. I waited for 15 minutes and then had a scan, which I didn’t look at. I was then taken into a room with reclining chairs and 3 or 4 other women. I only had to sign one paper then was taken in. I chose consouice sedation. They did an injection and I instantly felt very woozy, drunk in fact. It took about 5 minutes, but hurt alot, like extreme period pain. But it only lasted 5 minutes. The nurses and doctor were lovely, and chatted to me throughout. I was then taken back to the recovery room, given a cup of tea, biscuits and a heat pack where I sat for about half an hour before leaving.
After, I felt completly normal again. No exhaustion or nausea or hormones making it hard not to cry all the time and no guilt! Only relief.
Didn’t mean to make this so long, but I do hope it helps someone. Don’t read the negative propaganda, it works and tries to change your views on abortion and distort your mind. Make your descision for yourself and I promise, it’s really not that bad, I’ll have kids one day, but I’m ready now, especially with a guy I barely know.
Thanks abortion 🙂