Mifepristone..."The Abortion Pill": The Facts

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Mifepristone..."The Abortion Pill": The Facts

Sujatha Sebastian

On September 28, 2000 the Food and Drug Administration after several years of research approved Mifepristone, better known as the "abortion pill", for distribution in the United States. The FDA's decision will have a definite impact on women's health care in the United States. There will be social and medical repercussions. The drug has caused controversy not only in antiabortion groups, but in Pro-Choice groups as well. Critics are worried that an abortion available in pill form will be "too easy". They are worried that use of the pill will be abused. What many people do not realize is that while Mifepristone will be beneficial to women's health care, it is not without side effects. In light of all the recent coverage that the "abortion pill" has been given in the media, and all the misinformation surrounding it, I decided researching that Mifepristone would be interesting and helpful. The purpose of my paper is to discover how Mifepristone works, how it is administered, and to look at its side effects. I want to demonstrate the benefit Mifepristone will be to women's health care, while showing that it is not an "easy" solution to abortion.

"Mifepristone, formerly known as RU-486, is a medical alternative to aspiration abortion."(1) It works by blocking progesterone from being absorbed into the uterus. When this happens the uterus sheds the endometrium (lining in the uterus, therefore inducing menstruation. (2 When Mifepristone is used as a method for abortion is it administered as part of a three step process. The first step is that 200 mg of Mifepristone is given orally in a doctor's office. Then within 24 to 48 hours the patient is given 400 mg a drug called Misoprostol either orally or in a suppository form. Misoprostol, which is a synthetic hormone, is used to get the cervix to soften and dilate as well as getting the uterus to relax. The embryo is then expelled.(2) This is supposed to happen approximately fours hours after the administration of the drug. The final step is an examination by a medical professional to make sure the abortion is complete. (2)

There are restrictions as to who can use this medical method of abortion. It is only intended for women to use up to nine weeks after their last menstruation period. Women who are under 18 or over 35, epileptic, diabetics, or suffering from heart, lung, kidney, liver, stomach or intestinal disorders are ineligible. As are women who have taken steroids within the past 12 months, or deemed overweight or a heavy smoker. Women who have used an IUD or hormonal contraceptive within three months prior to conception are not allowed to take Mifepristone as well.(2)

Like any drug or medical method there are side effects to using Mifepristone and Misoprostol. It is the number of side effects and degree of each that critics argue about. The FDA has determined that taking Mifepristone does cause various degrees of pain. Short term physical effects can be pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue.(2) There are psychological side effects as well. In some cases products of the conception are visualized. (3)

The use of Mifepristone will have a definite impact on reproductive freedom in this country and the world. (3) It is seen as less invasive procedure which gives the woman more freedom and privacy. In the United States it has been reported by the Alan Guttmacher Institute that eighty-nine percent of the abortions occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Mifepristone will allow women another option to terminate a pregnancy in its early stages. (2) Twenty-four percent of the world's population lives in places where abortion is not legal. (3) As a result a significant population of women perform their own abortions or receive illegal abortions which kills them. The medical method of abortion would allow women in these areas of the world to receive a safe method of abortion.

A major issue that critics of Mifepristone have is that they feel that the drug will allow abortions to become "too easy". But the drug is only administered in a medical office and requires at least three visits. The last visit is an examination to see that the abortion is complete and that the mother is in good health. Before the patient is given Mifeprex tablets (Mifepristone) she must sign an agreement in which she acknowledges that there are side effects, that there is a three step process, and that 5 to 8 women out of every hundred do not have successful medical abortions and need surgical abortions . (5) Critics worry that the drug will cause an increase in the number of women who have abortions. Supporters of the drug cite the fact that in France, where the drug is manufactured and was first administered, there has not been an increase in the abortion rate. (2)

Mifepristone will change the way that abortions are administered. This method gives a woman more autonomy and does not require her to go through surgical procedure. It can also prevent pregnancy by taken as soon as a day after she has had intercourse. This new method will allow more women to have access to safe abortions. Mifepristone opens the door to a new area of medicine in which previously surgical procedures are now approached in a medical manner. Whether in support of or against Mifepristone one has to recognize the new technology the drug represents.

One of the problems I had when researching information was finding unbiased information. Both pro and anti Mifepristone groups used "research" and statistics to their benefit. Distinguishing the difference between opinion and fact was difficult. This is especially true because there is not a lot of accurate information about Mifepristone published by reliable sources. This is due to the fact that Mifepristone has just recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Mifepristone that will be beneficial to women's health care and medicine. But one must realize that it is not without side effects and cannot be seen as an "easy" solution to abortion.

 

WWW Sources

1)www.plannedparenthood.org/mifepristone.html, Mifepristone

2)www.rascalnut.com/naral.ohio/RU486.html, The Facts about Mifepristone (RU 486)

3)www.mja.com.au/public/issues/sep15/henshaw/henshaw.html, Mifepristone

4)http://jinx.sis.unsw.edu.au/~greenlft/1994/137/137p28htm, "Abortion Pill": A Woman's Right to Choose by, Kath Gelber

5)www.popcouncil.orgrhpdev/mifeprex/patient%5Fagreement.html,The Patient Agreement Mifeprex (Mifepristone) Tablets

6) www.pages.map.com/lroberge/ru486.htm, RU486: The Hidden Effects by Lawrence F. Roberge

6) www.nrlc.org/ru486/propsedFDAregs.html, RU486 *Please note that some of the sources read during my research were from biased sources (the National Right to Life Committee web site for example). Facts were not used from these sources in my paper. These sources were instead used to discover the arguments anti-Mifepristone groups had and to see the false information they were publishing about the drug.

 

 

Continuing conversation
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08/06/2005, from a Reader on the Web

I took that pill and almost blead to death now i have have to say it's not as easy as it sounds it is very painful like child birth but more blooder atleast for me i now have endromitrious and may have to have my women parts removed i had nothing before i took those pills i'm 37 so i'm just saying better think it out before you take it because it's dangerious i have a son who is 18 it was easier for me to have him then go through childbirth than taking those pills becuse i'm still not well and it has been 7 months


10/10/2005, from a Reader on the Web

For what it's worth, I though I'd share my personal experience using Mifepristone almost a month ago.. After having made the difficult choice to abort, I learned of this pill as an alternative option to having the traditional surgical procedure. Of course, as anyone would, I opted to try the pill because it seemed -less- painful and was something I could do in the privacy of my own home. After having been given the first pill, Mifepristone, at the doctors office on a Friday afternoon, I finished out my day at work with minimal side-effects at that point. The Mifepristone made me slightly sick to my stomach, but compared to the ongoing morning sickness I'd been going through, it wasn't so bad. (ha ha) Misoprostol was the next step, given to me in the form of 4 tablets, to be inserted vaginally myself at home. I was also given a full bottle of Vicodin, as well as a bottle of 800mg Ibuprophen for the pain the doctor anticipated I would encounter (this worried me a little). Late Satuday afternoon, I'd say around 4:30pm, scared to death not knowing what to expect once everything started, and knowing I couldn't turn back now, I inserted the tablets and took 1 Vicodin as directed. About 30 minutes from the time I did this I began to have cramping comparable to what you would feel during a typical menstrual period.. but not for long. Within an hour I had severe cramping.. I'd been warned the pain could equal that of actual child-birth contractions, and this must have been it. (I've never had a child, so I can only imagine) I was to the point of feeling like I would pass out if the pain didn't let up when I passed the first, and largest, portion of what -was- the pregnancy.. Many people will tell you that all you'll see is blood and clots, and it's unlikely anything will look like actual tissue.. but mine sure did.. Large masses of gray tissue were expelled for the following numerous hours. Somewhere close to midnight that night I felt relief enough to know it was over.. or so I thought. 4 days after this, while I -should- have been feeling more or less back to normal, I began to experience increasing pain in my abdomen. I called and spoke with my doctor about this, but felt as though she didn't seem concerned at all. No more than 2 hours after hanging up the phone I developed a fever that shot through the roof out of nowhere, and my heart began beating unbelieveably TOO fast. The "increasing pain" in my abdomen now had me laying in bed, hardly able to move. I called my mother who left work and rushed to my home to get me. I couldn't even get out of bed to let her in when she arrived I hurt so bad. I ended up in the emergency room that afternoon with a heartbeat of 143 beats/min.. (Check your own and then you'll see just how high 143 is) and a 103 temperature I ended up fighting to keep away for the next 4 days. To make a long story short, that first afternoon I spent over 8 hours in a treatment room in the emergency area before they got my vitals under control and discovered the cause of everything.. The abortion pill I used began attacking my own body in a sense, and began a horrendous infection in my uterus. In the end I spent a week in the hospital on 3 of the most potent anti-biotics available, as well as some heavy-duty narcotic pain killers, while specialists from the surrounding hospitals kept watch over me constantly. It's now been almost a month since then, and I still have to have blood work done, as well as ultrasounds every now and then to keep monitoring my recovery. I have constant sharp pains in my abdomen and have been told the scar tissue left over from the infection may now keep me from becoming pregnant in the future.. It's all so much to deal with, and honestly, I don't think I've come to terms with everything yet. It still feels like a bad dream. Regardless of my experience with the pill and side effects it caused me, I can still step back and look at the broad picture of things.. The majority of women who use this method have no problems, and for them, this is a good way to go. I really do think it's a better choice for most, than to have the surgical abortion.. BUT - be warned.. It's not "easy" using the pill, and there's no way to know how you're body will react to it. I never knew I'd go through the things I did because of it. This is definitely not something to be looked at as the "new contraceptive" either, as some are saying. It's so risky, putting your body through something like this. It could take a toll on you that will effect the rest of your life. Like me.. Will I ever be able to have kids after everything that happened? Every woman out there should begin by being aware of how to avoid an unwanted pregnancy from the start. Such as life happens, and most protection only offers 99.9% effectiveness, we forget that's NOT 100%.. If you still become pregnant and choose to abort, do your homework.. read about all possibilities, and all side effects for each.. then decide what's best for you. I think the pill is a great option.. but be careful, it's certainly not without it's flaws.

 

Additional comments made prior to 2007
It has been almost 2 months since I had made the painful decision to get an abortion. I am only 18 years old so you could imagine hoe scary it was for me. After they examined me and told me how far I was they put me in this rome with a female doctor so I can take the oral pill that actually determines the pregnancy. When I took that pill, I felt fine until I had to get something in my stomach, I couldn't even eat my stomach was turning so bad. the doctor told me that I could insert the four pills vaginally anytime between then and 48 hours after the visit. I decided to insert them that night to get it over with and about an hour after it was literally hell. I was vomiting,bleeding perfusely, and experiencing pain more severe then I had ever felt before. To make a long story shorter, it has been about 2 months and I still haven't exactl stopped bleeding. I am young and afaid to go get checked because of it, and my life will never be the same. I had no choice my situation at the time wasn't what I wanted and now I will always regret it ... Reader on the web, 12 August 2007

 

 

I used the pill around february of '07. I was 6 1/2 weeks and I guess I didnt really know what I was getting myself into. I took the first pill which I had no side effects to. When I took the second one the next day, it was almost immediate cramping. Basically the worst cramps I had ever had. I was puking, had diarrea, and was in so much pain I was balled up on the couch crying. I guess I was a "lucky" one because my horrible cramps only lasted about an hour until I passed the birth tissue and then they subsided. Although I bled for a month after that (most of it not heavy), I completly regret it to this day. All I can ever think about is a perfectly beautiful child is now in a sewer somewhere. It's horrible, but thats how I think of it now. I wish I could go back and change things. I wish I never did it. All I hope is that it didnt hurt my chances of having a child in the future ... Reader on the web, 13 September 2007

Comments

Serendip Visitor's picture

Scared! Is it worth it?

Just found out I'm pregnent(a matter of less than 6wks), I am in a really sticky situation right now -I hate abortion and I just feel weak at the thought but it seems it's the only option I have. I 'm in Varsity and not ready to have a baby and I think mum would die if she heard I am pregnent but I'm not sure wheather it would be hearing I've had an abortion that would be worse. I don't know how I'll be able to live with myself knowing I've done it. Is it worth it?

Serendip Visitor's picture

talk it throught with your

talk it throught with your mom, because once you have an obortion its done there's nothing to bring it back. There's always couples who cant have children, start thinking of adopting. Don't make any rash decision this IS a life we are talking about. Your in my prayers i hope you make a decision you can live with for the rest of your life.

Serendip Visitor's picture

Im 18 and just found that im

Im 18 and just found that im about 4 weeks pregnant. My boyfreind really wants it and is so excited and i am the oposite i dnt want it i want a career and still want to party etc please help i want to take this pill but i dnt want to lose my life or my boyfreind!! :(

mary johnson's picture

I WISH I KEPT THE BABY

hi everyone,after reading your story thought i'd share mine.. im 17 and i have never get pregnant before but guess that was about to change for me.last month i slept with a friend and after that i went to have a shower and i found that there was semen all over my private area.. so i started to feel scared because i always protect myself to avoid pregnancy. my friends advised me to drink a natural plant that prevents you from getting pregnant if a guy had cum in you.. i drink 3-4 cups i thoght the more i drink it the more safe it will be for me. it all started when i didnt get my period.i ask the guy are you sure you used protection because where we were it was dark.he said yes.i missed my period so i decided to buy a pregnancy test and it turned positive. when i told the guy he told me there is no way the baby was his because he used protection..i told him about the semen incident and he said he check the condom after that and it wasnt broken ~~ im guessing he was lying about that part,no?~~ so then mum took me to have an ultrasound test and the doctor told me i was four weeks pregnant i ran out from there all the wayuntil home..believe me it was a long run with tears in my eyes. i wanted to keep the baby but my parent told me they wont accept it. i was depressed thinking that i was alone in this.. the next day i saw a nice lil shoes and i bought it.. but mum already bought the pills from a woman she didnt even know. i keep asking the guy to have a blood test he refuse and told me not to talk to him again.. i then inserted 3 pills and now im still bleeding.. im just scared i might get complications.. and im so depress ill never know how it would feel to hold he/she lil hands... please guys dont do this please keep your child its depressing trust me.i wish i have kept it though i would have to quit school. please give me some advice based on my situation..thanks

Serendip Visitor's picture

I am almost 21 weeks and i

I am almost 21 weeks and i had tried the pills at 9 weeks and they didn't work is there something else i can do before having to have this procedure next week. i have 3 children and just left a bad drug addict/abuser, then i find out a week after i was prgnant. I just can't have another child in my situation and i honestly have nobody to bring me home as they require from the procedure.

Serendip Visitor's picture

Keep your baby don't have the

Keep your baby don't have the abortion you are half way through and it is far too late it will haunt you forever and I speak from experience,either you will decide to keep your baby when you have it or you can go the adoption route so that it can go to a loving family,nobody can envision the guilt and trauma such a late abortion will have on you,take care x

Esther's picture

My Opinion on the Abortion Pill

The differences of opinion of course would be related to whether or not you are pro-life. Abortions are easily obtained anyway so this just makes the procedure even easier. It's non-invasive so it would naturally be easier and more desirable.

funke's picture

gdmng

hi, am a 22yr old graduate who isnt ready for child bearing of whch i am less than 5weeks pregnant, please could you advice on how best to go about terminating it.
I am hoping to go through this process of medical abortion, but need to know if the terifyng comments are for real. Please i need your advice asap. Tnks.

Serendip Visitor's picture

Hello I have taken the pill

Hello I have taken the pill and the cramping can get a bit bad and after taking the second medication I ended calling earl some but it was'nt that bad to me I had my medical abortion friday today is monday I feel just fine.

Maria's picture

Keep your baby

I was 20 when I decided to have an abortion, I didn't want to take responsabilities of having a baby and I was feeling afraid to tell my parents because they will stop given my education at University. I saw my friends did it and it wasn't a big deal so I did it.
Now over 38 years old trying to get pregnant for many years and now doctors are removing my uterus. Yesterday, I had a biopsy done previous to remove my uterus because I have severe bleeding during my period(fibroids). Doctor recomend to keep my ovaries but she want to make sure there is no cancer involve so I can keep my ovaries. I went through hell when I took misoprostol vaginal 400mg 2 tabs 4 hrs prior to biopsy, 3 hours later. I felt likely having a baby (from women experience)so much pain on my lower back, I couldn't find any position to relief the pain, I have severe uterine cramping and felt like I want to push (uterine contraction) and close to pass out due to pain,when the doctor did the procedure the pain was worse,I was screaming and crying of pain. Doctor did order some tylenol #3 but only help for 2hours and the pain was coming again. I think misoprostol is not the drug of choice some women got a bad adverse reaction. I never thought that I would have that reaction.
Anyway. Keep your baby there is many places for adoption, even myself I looking to adopt a baby. My husband a I both want to have a baby so badly,we both have a good job. There is always consecuences for making bad choices. I can help you if you want to give your baby for adoption or to keep it, A child is always a bless!!!. good luck to you,God bless you!
Maria

naz tab's picture

I was ok after i left the

I was ok after i left the docs office then the next day when i was to take the 4 pills togather in my gum for 30mins got me scared so i left school went home and took it first hour was no biggi but the second hour i thought i was giving birth i was in sooo much pain god knows how i only felt.. It was the worst feeling of my lifee.. I thought i was dying. . So halfen hour in to the pain a lime size blood clot comes out and then my pain goes away and i feel better and i eat. . And right after i ate i vomitted oit everything and the pain from hell came backk. It was like contractions. I was trying many position to see which felt better standing sitting laying kneeling and all.. Finally after another hour another two huge blood clot came out. . They were huge. . I mean hugeeeeeee.. Now i have hand warmers on my syomic and i m laying in bed. . Took 3 tylanol with codine. 4 Iduprofin and now feel so much better. .Dont know what to expect in an hoir or two.

RIYA JHA's picture

5 weeks 2 days pregnant

2 days before I realised that I was pregnant by the use of a strip I was 5 weeks 2 days pregnant I was given the 1st pill and started bleeding from the next day the next day I was given mifepristone but he bleeding was not that heavy am I still pregnant do I need to undergo surgical abortion

Serendip Visitor's picture

Taking the Pill...My Experience

After reading the stories of the other woman I felt a little at ease to know that there was someone out there going through what I had went through in life. I do think a few stories might have been a little exaggerated.
My first experience with the pill was not the best. I was 18, and all alone. I had to go through this event alone cause I too had a douche bag as a boyfriend.
I took the one pill at the planned parent hood office. I cant recall how far along I was, it was years ago.
A girlfriend of mine had told me about the abortion pill...I thought it was weird...but after getting pregnant a year later I had underwent my own experience.
I waited about 48 hours to take the 4 pills. I had went on a ride with some friends after taking the first pill in the doctor's office. Why I went? I dont know...being young and dumb.
Finally, after being at home in the privacy of my bedroom I took the four pills. There was a full house of people, but I couldnt tell them anything! I had already had a little girl who was 2 years old at the time. My family would have killed me worse than those 4 pills.
I had horrible cramping and bleeding for weeks. I had complications. After calling the planned parent hood, the doctor advised me to go to emergency. After doing so, the doctor told me I had an infection. I was treated with antibiotics and sent on my way. DUE TO MY COMPLICATIONS WITH THE PILL...I WENT IN FOR A SECOND TIME A COUPLE YEARS LATER TO GET THE PILL AGAIN. DUE TO MY COMPLICATIONS THE DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE THE ABORTION PILL AT THIS CLINIC EVER AGAIN!...
I guess they were right, I was a little upset.
After going through alot of stress and depression, I decided to keep my baby...and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2008.
I gave you all the shorter version of the story...just so you can get the picture. THERE IS LIFE AFTER AN ABORTION, YOU CAN STILL HAVE KIDS! I HAVE HAD THE ABORTION PILL AND STILL WAS ABLE TO CONCEIVE AND GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY BOY, EVEN AFTER HAVING COMPLICATIONS WITH THE PILL.
Me honestly, I feel that the pill is way more convienient that the surgical abortion. You dont have to be put to sleep, you dont have to have a vacuum stuck up your vagina sucking away the baby and lord knows what else...This pill form is a safe way to end a pregnancy while still keeping your vagina in tact. I think. I mean after so many surgical abortions...what do you think your vagina is going to feel like? Even to your partner?
The pill to me is just like having a miscarriage. MISCARRIAGES ARE PAINFUL!!!!
Anyways...my point to all the women out there who are scared and wonder if you still can concieve and give birth to healthy babies...you can. Abortion is not an easy decision to make, and it is not a form of contraception. Please be sure of your choice, and live with it. Dont beat yourself up about the things that you cant change...work harder to change the things that are in your control.
P.S....
TAKE YOUR PAIN MEDS 30 MIN TO AND HOUR BEFORE TAKING YOUR 4 PILLS...THIS WILL EASE ALOT OF PAIN. YOU WANT YOUR PAIN KILLERS TO BE KICKED IN BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR 4 PILLS SO THAT YOU WONT HAVE TO GO THROUGH SO MUCH PAIN...Take what your body is in tolerance of. If you know that it takes 4 asprins to kill your headache...how many pain killers will you need to ease the pain of this situation?...just a thought.
AND IF YOU ARE HAVING TOO MUCH PAIN AND TOO MUCH BLEEDING THE ODDS ARE YOU HAVE AN INFECTION AND NEED TO GET TO A DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY!
GOD BLESS

Serendip Visitor's picture

Better Experience With Pill

The hardest part of the entire process were the days leading up to taking the pill. I must have read 500 plus comments concerning this issue. Pretty much everything I read was negative. Guess it makes more sense that people want to post about the complications they had rather than the simplicity they may have experienced. After hearing some of the horror stories, I wasn't quite sure if they were true or if they were created by pro-lifers trying to scare women. I promised myself I would update on my experience either way, so here it goes.

FACTS: Ultrasound at clinic showed I was 5ish weeks pregnant. Took the 1 Mifepristone pill last Thursday at 11am. Starting bleeding about 8 hours later (pretty lightly, and few cramps. less than normal period). I continued to bleed for 1-2 days but it was still less that a regular period. Took the 4 Misoprostol on Saturday night 6pm. (vaginally). About 3 hours later I started bleeding a bit more heavily (but close to a normal period). Cramps became more recognizable but still not that bad. I had a few blood clots. I think I passed the sac on sunday evening. I noticed a clear quarter sized ball with blood around it. (not sure how else to describe). For the last 3 days I have still been bleeding but it just seems like a normal period. This was not "physically" hard on my body. And from other people I have talked to, the experience they had was way more similar to mine than most stories posted on here.

Serendip Visitor's picture

appreciate!

thank you anonymous poster- I really appreciate a positive experience in the mix- yours is what is described in most medical descriptions of the pill and very close to what I am expecting... but all these other stories are making me so scared. thanks for the hope.

pill Survivor's picture

Abortion Pill

To all the ladies out there considering an abortion, please do so with careful research. There are plenty of resources out there to get some information about the right procedure for you.Not knowing how far along I was when I found out I was pregnant, I unfortunately believed I was pressed for time (pill only for females under 9 weeks pregnant). I scheduled an appointment with planned parenthood within a day of finding out I was pregnant. The abortion pill appeared on the website to be less invasive, done at the convenience of your own home. I feel as if it was marketed as an ideal way to abort, in reality this was far from "cramping and bleeding" abortion. This was pure agonizing hell!!!! I felt like I was dying. Something induced like this from a pill can not be healthy. Planned parenthood also advocates the non-FDA way of administering the pill. I believe that this may potentially have some repercussions in the future. They administer only 1 of the mifeprex and then give you 4 misoprostol to take orally at home after 24-48 hours of taking the first pill. This pill has only been approved by the FDA for 11years. This is yet still very new. What are the effects of future pregnancy for women who have taken this. If I had more time, if Planned Parenthood, was more open with scheduling- I know they are not because they are a non-profit with less funding these day, I would have not rushed my decision and would have opted for a surgical abortion. It's done within 10 mins. Yes, it may be invasive, but it has been around for years and is proven safe and effective. PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME AND RESEARCH WISELY. This product was definitely not for me. My ordeal lasted over the anticipated 8 hours. There was violent vomiting, diarrhea and PAIN PAIN PAIN. I literally thought I was going to pass out from the pain. Good luck ladies. I appreciate that their were services such a Planned parenthood to help me. Thank you.

Serendip Visitor's picture

worth it

I took the pills last week at 6 weeks gestation and i am still bleeding a bit. It wasn't a bad experience and i would do it again in a heartbeat. The only complications was about a half hour after i took both the mifeprex and misoprostol; i became really nauseous and puked. Then about an hour after the misoprostol i had severe cramps even though i took 4 tylenol 3's, and a lot of ibuprofen. Finally after being in agony for maybe 15 minutes or so my boyfriend started massaging my lower back and my hips and the pain went away almost completely. HAVE SOMEONE MESSAGE YOUR BACK IF YOU TAKE MISOPROSTOL and don't be shy on popping your pills the first couple hours I. You need to be strong, confident about your decision, relaxed and accept whats happening to your body.

Serendip Visitor's picture

Dont do it!!!

I took this pill and the cramps were so severe my boyfriend had to call 911 and I went to the hospital, they had to prescribe me stronger pain medication, and lower my blood pressure/heartrate so I wouldnt pass out. I know the doctprs said this would be painful, but I never imaginined thiS. If I could take it all back, I would. I dont reccomend this pill for ANYONE. Terrible experience, I would rather keep the baby than ever doing this again. Its weird bc I am actualy pro life, but I was convimced it wasnt yet a baby. I was too late for plan b, so me and my boyfriend considered it plan c, last resort. I would NEVER get a surgical abortion ever, but please please girls, dont take this pill.

meee's picture

Whatever you do choose surgical

Sad to say but this is my second abortion.. First time I did the surgical and it wasnt bad I didnt even have any pain but the second time I had heard about the pill and how easy it,was so I tried it and wow was I told wrong. It was the worst pain of my life. I bled heavily for three days going thru about a bag of super pads a day till I finally passed out from blood loss and got rushed to the ER. I called the dr and told her about how much I was bleeding and she said it was normal ha. When I got to the ER they told me I almost died and emediatly gave me a blood transfusion. So much trouble and so much money I would never reccomend chemical abortion.

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Extremely painful medical termination

i'm 17 years old and found out I was pregnant about 2 weeks ago. i worked out that I was around 4 weeks gone. i immediately thought I would have an abortion, just because i hadn't thought it through or talked to anyone. i am still with my boyfriend (the father of the baby) who also didn't want a child at such a young age. I told my mum straight away who was very supportive and emotionally attached to the whole situation as she went through it when she was 19. she advised me to think about my decision, and that whatever I choose to do, she'll be there for me. My older brother who's 19 was also very supportive, but wanted me to keep the child, as he has a close friend who had a baby when she was 15/16. after a painful week of thinking everything over, me and my partner came to the heartbreaking decision to terminate through medical abortion. We are both in our second year of college and he is going to university next year to study biochemistry. For us, and the unborn child, it was not the right time financially and emotionally. i didn't think the medical abortion would be too bad. the word 'medical' certainly sounded less painful and traumatic than 'surgical' so this was my immediate decision. but god i was so wrong. i took my first pill and felt slightly ill for the rest of the day but no serious side effects. the next day I took the 4 tablets orally, and within 20 minutes a began cramping. it wasn't too bad at first, but by the time I got home I was in absolute agony. I couldn't walk, I was freezing cold, shivering, crying. the pain was so intense. i went upstairs and sat on the toilet with my boyfriend and mum with me. i was shouting out in pain, almost passing out a few times. I was shaking horrifically and after about 10 minutes, I started to pass a little blood. but it felt like my whole insides had just stopped working. I couldn't hold anything in. I was passing urine, feces and blood all at the same time and I couldn't stop it. I had diarrhoea and nausea. i stayed on the toilet for about an hour, passing blood every now and then. the pain subsided a little and I passed a medium sized clot. i then felt I was ok to get into bed. the pain was ok for a while, I think the pain killers had kicked in and a hot water bottle really helped. but after another hour or so the pain returned. i just had to wait for it to pass. i haven't bled much other than when I was on the toilet. I'm currently in bed with my hot water bottle and a cold drink, dreading the pain returning. if i'd have known the pain I would be in I would definitely have had this surgically. it can't have been as traumatic as what i'm currently going through. good luck to anyone going through the same thing. and for anybody decided which to go for, i'd advise to have the termination surgically, I definitely would. the pain for me is just awful. but i've heard some women don't experience painful cramps at all. anyway good luck!

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Has anyone had any longterm

Has anyone had any longterm effects after taking this/any other pill? A friend of mine had an abortion atleast 6 months ago now. She has since had horrible bleeding, faintness, nausea and terrible headaches. Her doctor sent her for a brain scan recently which has showed no problems. I can't help but think her being ill now has to be related to this in someway as she has never ever had any medical problems at all.

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I just took abortion pills 3 hrs ago..

Right now im sitting here after inserting the 4 pills vaginally and ive passed a few blood clots and had a bit of bleeding...Its definately not as much as I thought it would be...Prior to taking the last 4 pills i took an ibuprofen 1 hr prior for pain med...My cramps are on and off but nothing too harsh...The problem I have the most with the pill is the anticipation...The process is way too much of a hassle. If I had to do it all over again I wouldve did the surgical abortion for sure...day 1 surgery, lasts about 7 mins at the most and you dont feel anything because your unde anesthesia, you bleed like a very heavy bleeding, and the next day u may bleed lightly...you know for sure the pregnancy is gone when you leave the clinic, and u can move on with you life...Well anyway this is my opinion, guess ill deal with the rest of this since i put myself in this situation in the first place...bye

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abortion pill too painful

I went 2 the doctor on wed sept 20th and took the first pill, I had no pain it , but I took the 4 pills the next day, after swallowing, the pain began twenty minutes later. It was the worst pain of my life, then I kept bleeding, and having blood clots the size of quarters, I did feel nauseated. I try taking ibpruophen 600mg, but that didn't help. The pain stop around midnight, and so did the bleeding, and its now four days later, and the cramps keep coming on and off, the pain is really bad, but not as worse as after taking those 4 pills. I've had the surgical abortion a year ago, & it was only bad the first nite, but the second week was a lot of bleeding, and huge blood clots. I was already anemic but that brought my blood level down. After experiencing both, I hope to not get pregnant again, and hoping that taken birth control will work for me.

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abortion pill

I'm 16 years old (very young) and I found out last week on wednesday that I was pregnant. I decided to do the abortion pill because I thought it would be a lot easier than the surgical procedure. 2 days ago I went in for the 1st pill and had no symptoms what so ever. That is until the next morning I wasn't able to go to school since I felt very nauseous. I threw up stomach acid and wasn't able to eat. Then around 3:00 pm I took the 4 other pills by placing them on my top gums. I thought it was so weird having them there for 30 min. The only thing I was worried about was the pain. I knew it was going to hurt but had no idea that it was going to be the most pain I've ever experienced in my life. At first I didn't have any cramps till 30 min later. Then they started coming really strong and non stop. I was in so much pain I just jumped in the shower and laid down with the warm water hitting me. This really helped me even though I was still bleeding in the shower. Another thing that helps is if you get like a soccer sock or any really long sock and put rice in there and heat it up for a minute and put it on your lower abdomen it soothes the pain a little. Around 9ish the pain calmed down and I was able to fall asleep. I do recommend someone knowing and being around just in case something happens. For me I didn't really need anyone but only once for my sister to heat up the rice sock. Overall I would not recommend this way of abortion. It was to painful. Plus I heard it drop into the toilet which made me a lil sad. I think the surgical would of been less pain and less bleeding that's for sure. I wish the best of luck for anyone choosing the pill cause its a very painful thing. I'm still bleeding but not as bad as before and not that bad of cramps either just a few minor ones. Hope my story helps some of you ladies that are stuck in the middle of surgical or the pill. I would of loved to keep the baby but like I said I'm way to young and I have goals that I would love to accomplish.

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my experience

I am 25 and on day 2 of a medical abortion. 6 weeks along. After taking the first pill yesterday, I felt nauseous on and off. This morning at 11am I took the 4 pills orally and after 30 minutes of dissolving in my mouth, I swallowed the rest of it. Not even 15 minutes into the dissolving process was when I started to experience strong cramps...and 5 minutes after I swallowed the rest of the pills, I threw up. The next 5 or 6 hours were pretty bad, I have to be honest. The Tylenol #3 didn't really help with the pain and I could hardly sit still because the craping was so intense. The heating pad helped a little bit though and so did taking a hot shower. After falling asleep around 5pm, I woke up an hour later to no pain! Just mild cramping. It's now around midnight and I'm still bleeding and passing clots but the worst is over. I'm a little nervous though because of throwing up so soon after taking the set of pills but I don't think I would have had such intense cramping and heavy bleeding if the med wasn't working. All in all, I suffered but got through it and still stand by my decision. And as soon as I am able I'll be getting the IUD to prevent having to go through this again.

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Aboortion pill Vs surgery

hi.. This is Alexis again... I would never.recommend the pil th to anyone. I just recieve surgery today and I was awake during the enrire 5
To 7.mins... its easier and.faster. You will have no.worries... The pill is not all as it may seen.. U can find muy stories in Sep 2010

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my experience

Both I and my friend took the pill. For both of us the pain was worse than expected. I had some percocet from another procedure that I took for this, and I wasn't even worried about the pain because I had it, and let me tell you, no. It hurt a lot. Luckily it only lasted a couple hours.

My friend at the time made a comment about how she thought it was psychological for me that it hurt so much. I did not appreciate that. When 6 months later it was her turn to have one, she went through the same thing I did.

I am a pro choice person to this day because everyone needs to make their own choice, period. And it should not be illegal, that won't solve anything, people will get them illegally.

That being said. I regret it. The only thing I would want to say to anyone is go to forums for people who regret their abortions before you make your final decision.

Thanks and good luck. If you make this decision even though the medication abortion really was more painful than they said it would be, I still would have gone through it by myself at home than in a clinic on a table.

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I posted on here a couple

I posted on here a couple weeks ago about my decision to take the pill and I took them this weekend and wanted to share my experience for others that are going through the same thing. I took the first pill on friday and had no side affects at all. I took the 4 pills on saturday night at around 9 pm and let them dissolve in my mouth for 30 mintues before swallowing them. I felt some mild cramping but nothing bad at all. Nothing really happened until about 11 when i started bleeding. It was really light at first and my back started hurting pretty bad but nothing unbearable just really uncomfortable and some small cramps. I didnt have very many clots come out so i didnt really wanna go to sleep because i knew the whole process wasnt over. The pain and nausea medicine made me so tired that i ended up falling asleep anyways. I woke up at about 4am and i had bled everywhere but there was no more pain. My advice is to take your nausea and pain medicine 30 min before taking the pills then take another pain pill when you start feeling the pain because that worked really well for me. I did feel nauseous but i never threw up. The experience really wasnt as bad as i had read from other people but i'm sure its different for each person. I do feel really sad from time to time but I know it was the right decision. Just know that there are emmotional side effects and its not the right decision for everyone.

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Hiyaa, I Had The Abortion

Hiyaa, I Had The Abortion Pill Months Ago But I Still Think Im Pregnant I Have Bin On My Period Ever Sins But I Keep Feeling Kicks And I Just Dont Feel My Self At All And When Takeing The Pills I Was Really ill :/ Help xxx

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Cramps During Early Pregnancy

I am confused regarding somthing. I am 5 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal to suffer from mild cramps during pregnancy? If yes, then how long will I get cramps? Throughout my pregnancy or will they stop after certain time? Thanks.

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ive had 3 kids and with all

ive had 3 kids and with all three of them i had menstral type cramps. My doctor said its everythig iside of you like hips so the baby has room to grow.
good luck

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I am having a very hard time

I am having a very hard time making this decision. I am 26 years old and 7 weeks along. I had a surgical abortion when I was 17 and swore I would never do it again. I was with my boyfriend for 10 years (same guy as the first abortion) We were on and off for the last 2 years and I had a new boyfriend of 6 months when I got pregnant this time. Although it was not planned we were not very careful to prevent it either. I thought I could be happy as I am ready to be a mother... now, I believe I was genuinely happy with the new guy before this, but because it was so soon after the breakup, with my long term guy, I don't think I really got over it. Now with the hormones I am severely depressed and can't even look at my new boyfriend (we actually just broke up) He wants to be a dad more than anything and I feel like this is not really my decision to make on my own? I haven't told him I am even considering this option but he did tell me if I ever thought about it just to have the baby and give it to him... but I can't do that... I could never have the baby in the world that I just gave away (I know it sounds messed up but I just couldn't, I would either keep it or terminate it) I keep going back and forth with the decision and don't know what to do? I think this pregnancy has made me realize how much I have always wanted a family with my ex; who loves me and still wants that with me as well. I guess I am scared because I don't know what feelings are real, again because of the hormones: I feel like I would want to be pregnant with (the was ex) him as soon as I could after this so I could be a mom with the right guy.

Let me also mention I had a miscarriage when I was 16 and even though it was 10 years ago I recall the severe pain and bleeding. I am very nervous to take the abortion pill because I remember the pain of my natural miscarriage. However, I also almost feel like I deserve to suffer for terminating a pregnancy again. I am just very scared that it may affect my ability to have children in the future... like God would need to punish me. I want to be a mother so badly I just don't want it like this. Is this a reasonable reason to have an abortion? I am so scared of how I will feel after. Will I resent my boyfriend or the child if I have it?? It is such a hard decision to make...

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I don't know if you got the

I don't know if you got the abortion but I really hope not. Its not this child's fault that you got pregnant again, and if the ex really loves you he wont mind sticking with you through this whole ordeal. Please keep this baby, its deserves to be loved by you and its daddy!

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Can someone please give me

Can someone please give me some info I'm scared worried just freaking out my appt is for this week please

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Am 3mouths porgo and dont

Am 3mouths porgo and dont want to have my bby cuz am not workin and its goin to be be my 2 baby and am only 18 yyers oold and am not wit the bbys dady its hard cuz icould brly hadol one baby on my oen could some hlep me ok f u could call me at

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I am planning on taking the

I am planning on taking the abortion pill. I am guessing I am around 4 weeks pregnant or less, I haven't seen a doctor yet. I feel so ashamed that I have come to this decision. I have always been pro life (but I would never judge someone who made this decision.) I already have two kids. My daughter is only two and a half and my son is only 15 months. I am married and my husband is a great father who will do anything to take care of us. I think this is the main reason I feel so guilty. The reason I decided to take the abortion pill is because I have two young children already and I am only 22 and my husband is in the ARMY and will be deploying soon so I would have this baby all alone and still have my other two children to think about. I feel like I am being extremely selfish but right now it seems so impossible to have another kid. Since my husband is in the army we are stationed far away from our hometown and we have no family around or anything to help out when I would have this baby. Anyways I was wondering if after taking the pills will I be in a condition to be able to care for my two kids or should I make sure my husband is here. Also how is it emotionally after the whole thing is over with. That is mine and my husbands main concern. It was very hard for the both of us to come to this decision and I want to make sure we are prepared.

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im 23 and have 2children as

im 23 and have 2children as well and have been with there father for 6yrs.. i had an abortion and after my first child was born and 3yrs later had another healthy boy. completely understand where ur comng from with your entire situation.. the main advice i can give u is make sure u are 110 percent sure this iw aht u want to do. its not something u can second guess and it makes it a little harder if you have young children seeing them after the procedure. im ok with my decesion bc i know mentally it would of been to much for me having them back to back like that.. i honestly dont think i could of handled it.. i just knew it was the right decesion at the time.. so make sure that this is what u really want to do.. and another thing since he is in the military and yall are married with i assume good insurance i would see about birth control bc ur only 22 and yall are fertile for each other.. it will happen again.. good luck

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AbortionPill

I am 39, divorced 7 years now. I have children with my ex, and have never had to go through anything like this before. I have been on birth control for over 3 years, and fell into the failure percentge. I took my pills daily, didn't miss, and hadn't been on any other meds that may cause failure. I made the decision to take the abortion pill bc I was scared to death about what a surgical abortion would be like, pain wise.
Today is Monday, and I took the first pill in the office on Saturday. Afterwards I had severe nausea and couldn't keep anything down. I had a headache. On Sunday eve, I took the 4 pills sent home with me, placed between my gums and cheeks for 30 mins to dissolve, then swallowed the rest down. The cramping began within 2 hours and knocked me down with their severity. I tried to lay down, but the cramps kept waking me. I soaked through several pads, and ruined my mattress, thru 2 towels. It is Monday afternoon and I am still bleeding heavily. I have a mild temperature, and still have not eaten. The pain is worse than any labour pains. I passed the largest clot today, and could see the pregnancy in it. That was emotionally difficult. I have called the office but my symptons do not seem accute to them. my follow up is not for another 9 days.
I've read on this site and a few others that the surgical abortion is easier, less bleeding overall. But I was too afraid to do that.
I am not using the abortion as birth control, and feel that as I was in that unfortunate failure percentage, having done this should not make me feel guilty. But after seeing the "evidence" in the toilet, I have to confess that it has been hard on me. I don't regret my decision to abort, for the reason I stated above. However, I do regret having chosen this option. In hindsight, the surgical procedure appears that it may be easier.

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abortion pilll

I am So sorry you are dealing with this. I am also 22. No children. I just moved to florida with my bf alone away from family and friends.No job yet, I found out I was pregnant last week I had never felt so scared in my life as my relationship is rocky and I am not happy here in florida.. after alot of praying and thinking i came to the conclusion that I am in no state to care for a child. I know i was irresponsible but I need to get my life and career on track in order to be able to provide for the family I do want to have someday. Needless to say I read all these horror stories about the abortion pill and read all these posts like the women before me. I was petrified. I went to my doctor two days ago for the abortion pill. she told me these horror stories are mostly from people who are pro-life posing as women who have gone through this, making up terrible stories ( not to say the women before me is) anyways. I knew 2 other people who did it and they had pretty simple experiences. I chose to go ahead. I took the first pill orally at the doctors tuesday, I had no side affects whatsoever. Last night I was trembling as i put the second set of 4 pills in vaginally. i laid down for a few hours...about 3 hours later I started getting cramps..this felt like my regular bad cramps without taking any advil..I went to the bathroom about 5 hrs later and started to bleed. A few small clots and mostly just blood.. If i hadnt known any better I would have thought I just got a regular period. Today (the day after finishing the procedure) I have been out and about..i am not cold hearted nor a bad person..I will never let this happen again until I am ready to be a mother..I am sorry for my actions but I will say whole heartedly if this is the decision you made and you are early enough to take these pills I would reccomend it...my bf was there but I didnt need him once for anything. I would take the pills about an hr before u put the kids to bed so u can rest..you will be ok. I will pray for u. I hope this helped the hard time you are going through. best of luck

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How far along were you when

How far along were you when you got the procedure? I'm just wondering if there is any correlation.

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It really has been a nightmare

I also am 22 yrs old and oddly enough just moved from FL to NJ just about 2 months ago. Hav no friends,family just my bf and his mom. My bf and I really didnt think I was pregnant at first until I started showing hard core signs of it. Took 2 HPTs and both came out positive. I never in my life ever considered abortion but really had no choice. Hav no health insurance and barely make enough money as is with my part time job. At first we really considered to keep it but as soon as we told his mom she talked some sense into us. Went to planned parenthood to find out for sure I was. Got a few listings wher to go for the abortion. Reluctantly after all my confusion and pains I was getting set up an appointment to just get the abortion. Really was unsure of how far along I was. Anyways went to the abortion clinic and was told I was just about 8 wks and wasnt even sure if I could take the pill or not. That right ther was a bit alarming. The doc checked to make sure the medical was alright to go thro with and it was. After even being handed the first pill still was unsure and didnt want to. At that point had already known I was pregnant for over 2 weeks. You really get attached. I took the pill and felt fine the first day. The second day had very minimal cramping and just some light spotting. Then the third day I had to take the 4 pills between my gums for 30 mins and let dissolve..very chalky..within less than 30 mins the cramps started. I had taken 3 advil an hr before hand. Really did not help. Took some time to start bleeding and once I did only really happened when I was standing up. I started getting diarriah and the bleeding got worse and worse as time progressed. About 4 hrs in passed a blod clot and thought that was the fetus but turns out it wasnt cuz just an hr later felt the need to push something out and ther it was. As graphic as it is I actually saw the fetus. Didnt look lik much but looked just lik all the pictures online at that time of gestation. It really hit me then. I wish I hadnt seen it. The bleeding still wasnt letting up until about the 2nd night. By that time the cramps had gone away but still bleeding. Its been 2 weeks and 2 days since I had taken the 4 pills and am still spotting. Turned out today when I went for my 2 week check up ther was still tissue left and my test result is positive. Idk wat that means but I was given another 8 pills I hav to take 2 at a time twice a day. I'm really scared and just want this nightmare to be over already. Not having any friends or family was really hard thro it all. I've learned my lesson and as soon as I can am going on birth control. I want to have kids of my own someday and it was really hard to make this decision. I hav times wher I regret it but ther really was nothing I could do. Please wish me luck on getting this to just be over already. I'm really scared.

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Hey hun, drop me mail and

Hey hun,

drop me mail and I'll discuss it with you.

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im not sure how to find your

im not sure how to find your email..ive never posted anything on this site..if you can see mine feel free to email me

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Dear Friend, I hope this

Dear Friend,

I hope this really helps you out. I am also a mother of three and have a great husband. I will share my experience with you. I had a very hard time with coming to terms on my decision. Me and my husband seperated for a while and in the year we were seperated he has a beautiful six month old girl. Our children are 13, 11 and 5. Its is not the first time I had to do this. With the fact that you are very early you can still take the pill. I will tell you the side effects are great and the pain is worse that child birth. I cried for 8 hours do to the severe pain. It also last so long, the bleeding that is. I difinately recommend you have someone by your side through this process. If you are not oppose going through the surgery is much better. The pain is not nearly as bad as the pill and then it is also over much quicker. Alot less bleeding as well. If I could do it over I would. I will never recommend the pill to anyone ever. Emotionally you will recover from this. You have two children who will need all of your focus when there father is gone. You will thinking about it from time to time and wonder the what if's. I think that just means you are human. I commend you for making the decision but its not an easy situation. I hope that I have truely helped you.

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Mefiprostone/Mefiprostol use

Tenks sista, ive also taken it. It has been only a day and the pain I cant stand it. The problem I am at work and I am afraid to tell anyone about this. I think I will cope since I now know what to expect.

Tenk

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I was always pro life also. I

I was always pro life also. I got pregnant at 17 and already had a 2 year old. I never dreamed I would have an abortion but I just couldn't imagine having another child and I did it out of selfish reasons. It's also against my beliefs as a Christian but at the time I wouldn't even think about it. I just did it. It's not the right thing to do and you and your husband can have another child and will be able to support this child. It always works out. Trust me I think about my child everyday and I wonder what he/she would have been like. It's very very hard and if your already emotional about it then it's going to be a very hard. I'll be praying for y'all. I know it's hard but y'all can do it. And if you have this child you will look back and think how did I even think about aborted him/her. You will love this sweet baby so much just like your others. Email me if you want to talk ! I'll be praying for y'all.!

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Scared=(

Im so scared i took the plan b and still havent started my period so im goin in for an appointment this week to get checked to see if i am pregnant and if not get on birth control if i am i plan on taking the pill but am scared becuase my mom doesnt no and i dont have any good excuses for it and am in sports does anyone no if u can get the pill on your first appiontment because i dont want it to be too late

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WORRIED SICK ABOUT THE PILL

Iam glad I found this website! I have my appt to have the pill next friday, August 12th. I found out I was prego a week ago and have been a nervous wreck! I have two beautiful daughters and can not have anymore. Last summer I went through a horrible pregnancy. I was six months prego and found out my baby had a rare birth defect and would have to termenate the pregnancy. We were so happy about the baby and this was absoulutly devistating news. My only option was to have the labor induced and have them put a needle through my stomache and end my baby's life. It was the worst experience Ive ever been through. I was in labor for 2 days. I had csections with both of my daughters and never had labor before. It was terrible. I was then put on the birth control shot. the shot made me sick the entire time. I have migraine headaches so I cant get on birth control, period. Thats why Iam 35 and in the situation Iam in. I was told if I get prego again I would have to be taking folc acid or a year and the baby might be healthy. I realy dont have a choice to keep it. Iam still getting over loosing my little girl last year! I have had an abortion before, surgical and it was a pretty tramatic event for me and no way could I go through that again. I started looking around or my options. I month ago I saw my dr to set up appt to get my tubes tied. My dam insurance wouldnt cover it and now Iam pregnant! My oldest daughter has been locked up for a year because she was having some issues with authority and will be home in two weeks! I wont get into that, but let just say life hasnt been that good to me in a long long time and now this! I have to be here for my dautghter. She needs me now more than ever. Iam just not sure I made the right decision on the pill. From the time I wake up in the morning till I go to bed I cant stop thinking about it. Iam so afraid that I will die from this or get so ill that I wont be there for my daughter. I cant afford to be sick. It just helps to be able to rant a little! I cant talk to anyone about this. I have spent hours looking online and researching. I cant take pain meds for the pain. The nurse told me that it will be pretty dang painful! I have other medical conditions that I cant take pain meds, thats why I cant go through with the surgery. Anyone reads this and is going through this and wants to talk please holler at me. I will update my experience with the pill next week!

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