Hello ladies, on May 27th, 2017 I took a home pregnancy test and the two lines confirmed my fears. I had read about abortion with pills and I have always been in favor of women being in charge of their own bodies. When I told my boyfriend he supported my decision. Finding the pills was hard because we didn’t have any money.
We found them in an old pharmacy way more expensive then the normal price. During the days my boyfriend was looking for the pills, I visited safe2choose’s website so many times I had practically memorized it. They were the only website that I trusted. There were other pages that confused me even more so than I already was.
There were times when I started doubting it, thinking the pain would kill me or that I would have a hemorrhage. I ended up following safe2choose instructions exactly how it was on their page. I started the abortion on June 5th at 12am. At first I thought I was allergic because my hands were itchy and swollen, but I relaxed and it passed. I had nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and chills after the first dose, exactly how they said it would be.
I was able to sleep for 2 hours and then the cramping started, at first light. I went to the bathroom and noticed some drops of blood but nothing more. With the second dose I had very strong pain, almost unbearable, but I knew that having an abortion wouldn’t feel great. With the third dose, I couldn’t really distinguish the pain anymore because it was so painful.
The pain lasted around 14 hours and to manage it I was in the shower with hot water. I went to the bathroom a lot and to my surprise the bleeding wasn’t that bad. It was like a heavy period. By 3pm I was having only light pain and I was able to sleep. At 6pm, like magic, I woke up with no pain. I have had light bleeding since that day.
I am sure my abortion was successful because I stopped having pregnancy symptoms. I’m very grateful for safe2choose. Their information helped me to continue on with my life and decide what to do with my own body.