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Medical abortion advice BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
29th May '12

Hi,
I am having a medical abortion appointment tommorrow. I am exclusively breastfeeding my 6month old, will I be able to breastfeed after taking the medicines?
I am nervous,I don't know what to expect.I know I am making the right choice.I just can't help but to feel nervous and a little bad. We where actively preventing and I can't have another child so soon.
Any advice or info on what to expect would be welcomed.Should have someone with me when I take the medicines?
. I posted on this account because I have family and friends who know about my accounread have accounts as well re.I haven't told anyone except my husband and my family/friends are pro life.Thanks



Edited to add the abortion will be using pills,sorry didn't know the correct name. I will bring up the BFing at the appointment for sure.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
29th May '12

I don't have much advice, but I would definitely have someone with you. Best of luck!

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
29th May '12

Do you know what med you are going to be getting?



If you do, check the LactMed app(you can google it) and put the name in.



That is the most reliable source.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
29th May '12

I'm not sure about whether or not you will be able to breastfeed immediately after, could you pump and store enough to last a couple days?



good luck.

AprilR 12-12-12 Due December 11 (girl); 19 kids; Maine 4739 posts
29th May '12

Did you tell them you are breastfeeding hun? They can give you the safest meds this way.

Tea Bag McGee Due November 10; 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6885 posts
29th May '12

they tell you to have someone with you from what i have come to understand...



bf i would pump just to be safe and tell them.. if you can call today and ask

user banned Beverly Hills, California 36921 posts
29th May '12
Quoting BG Secrets:" Hi, I am having a medical abortion appointment tommorrow. I am exclusively breastfeeding my 6month old, ... [snip!] ... about my accounread have accounts as well re.I haven't told anyone except my husband and my family/friends are pro life.Thanks"


I think they would advise you to pump and dump.... they give some sedatives that are pretty hardcore usually.

Zoe&Harper's Mom (Em) 2 kids; Alabama 16918 posts
29th May '12

I would just let them know you are breastfeeding so they can use the safest meds for that. I believe they tell you to wait 24 hours with most anesthesia but then again some people are put to sleep for a c-section and breastfeed afterwards. I would bring a pump just in case you need to pump to keep your supply up.

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
29th May '12
Quoting Sam ☼:" I think they would advise you to pump and dump.... they give some sedatives that are pretty hardcore usually."


Not for the medicine based abortions, they just give a pill and information.

user banned Beverly Hills, California 36921 posts
29th May '12
Quoting Natalie & Nolan{EBF}:" Not for the medicine based abortions, they just give a pill and information."


she said medical, not medicinal..... i dont think its the pill, i think its a procedure one.

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
29th May '12
Quoting Sam ☼:" she said medical, not medicinal..... i dont think its the pill, i think its a procedure one."


Hm, OP, can you clarify what type of abortion this is?

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
29th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sam ☼:</b>" she said medical, not medicinal..... i dont think its the pill, i think its a procedure one."</blockquote>




You're thinking surgical abortion.

user banned Beverly Hills, California 36921 posts
29th May '12
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sam ☼:</b>" she said medical, not medicinal..... i dont ... [snip!] ... i dont think its the pill, i think its a procedure one."</blockquote> You're thinking surgical abortion."


right

BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
29th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Natalie & Nolan{EBF}:</b>" Hm, OP, can you clarify what type of abortion this is?"</blockquote>




Using pills,not surgery. Sorry I had the wrong name

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
29th May '12
Quoting BG Secrets:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Natalie & Nolan{EBF}:</b>" Hm, OP, can you clarify what type of abortion this is?"</blockquote> Using pills,not surgery. Sorry I had the wrong name"


No, you were fine, I understood. Others didn't.



I stand by the LactMed suggestion.