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farther along than I wanted to be... LoveMyGirls1007 34 kids; Calgary, Alberta 26 posts
30th Jun '12

So I am 9 weeks pregnant. My choice is abortion. I will hopefully have it done by the end of next week but by then I will be 10 weeks. Its a scary thought...being already so far along. I should of taken a pregnancy test sooner...gotten it all over with sooner. :(



I also have asked my doctor a few times if theres a pill or something I can take instead of going to the hospital to get a surgical procedure done. He said there is no other way in Canada to do abortion. Theres no pill. No meds I can take instead. :(

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
30th Jun '12

I am sorry. Thinking of you!

Heddur 52 kids; Saskatchewan 28827 posts
30th Jun '12

6+ weeks is surgical. :( Honestly though - if you're comfortable with the decision, and confident that its what you want - you will walk out of there with no regrets.

Do you know the steps as to what they do? if you want to talk about it, im here. i had a surgical abortion in july of last year.

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21; 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
30th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Heddur:</b>" 6+ weeks is surgical. :( Honestly though - if you're comfortable with the decision, and confident that ... [snip!] ... you know the steps as to what they do? if you want to talk about it, im here. i had a surgical abortion in july of last year."</blockquote>




Here it's if your over 9 weeks it's surgical :/

LoveMyGirls1007 34 kids; Calgary, Alberta 26 posts
30th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Heddur:</b>" 6+ weeks is surgical. :( Honestly though - if you're comfortable with the decision, and confident that ... [snip!] ... you know the steps as to what they do? if you want to talk about it, im here. i had a surgical abortion in july of last year."</blockquote>




I have no idea what the steps are. My dr said they will explain it all to me when i call to schedule an appointment. How does it go? Is it different at this stage than if i were 6 weeks or less??

~Nerdy~ 18 kids; Chehalis, Washington 8122 posts
30th Jun '12

I'm sorry you weren't able to get the pill.

Heddur 52 kids; Saskatchewan 28827 posts
30th Jun '12
Quoting LoveMyGirls1007:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Heddur:</b>" 6+ weeks is surgical. :( Honestly though - if you're ... [snip!] ... to me when i call to schedule an appointment. How does it go? Is it different at this stage than if i were 6 weeks or less??"



If you were 6 weeks or less - they would just give you a pill to insert in to your vagina and send you home, or do it for you and send you home.



Past 6 weeks is more involved.



I went in for mine at 9am. i had to fast for 12 hours prior. I was weighed and they filled out my paper work, and then i talked to the dr who was doing it. my b/f asked lots of questions, and he was really good. he showed us the tools he would be using, and reassured me of everything.



At 10:45 a nruse came in and gave me some tylenol and some kind of pill that would help to dilate my cervix. They let me go and wander the halls of the hospital until 1pm - no food, no water - and the oills made me feel like throwing up.



At 1 we went back to the womens health center and they took me to the back where i got in to a gown and slippers, and then I went to a little waiting room to wait with my b/f. When they took me to the procedure room, theyhad to get the anathisiologist to coome in because i needed a certain type of medication. it was because my bmi is higher than normal. a person oof normal weight wouldnt need anything different. They gave me something through an iv that calmed me down and numbed me. Then they laid me back on a table and started with a pap test since i needed one, and then he examined my cervix. I really started freaking out and got quite hysterical. the nurse put gas over my face and i calmed down. I probably would have handled it a lot better, but my b/f was crying, and it scared me.



As for the actual procedure - I felt suction, exactly like a vacuum, and it was over within 2 min. They cleaned me up and helped me put on my underwear and sent me to the recovery room, which was a room full of recliner chairs. I had to sit for an hour and then go with a nurse to pee, and let her check for large clots. After an hour they released me. I wasnt allowed to drive for 24 hours and I could eat rigth after. I had no pain and no complications.



When the due date came I was quite upset, but I was still positive I made the right decision.



eta: Prior to the procedure I had 2 other appointments with the clinic. one for an u/s and one for a councelling session with a social worker.

LoveMyGirls1007 34 kids; Calgary, Alberta 26 posts
3rd Jul '12

Thank you for replying. Im still trying to get an appointment. Apparently my family dr didnt fax a copy of my ultra sound to the womens clinic so i had to get them to fax it...i was told to call back tomorrow to make sure they got it. Then i can make an appointment....

Tabytha Wynn Due September 27; 2 kids; Tennessee 2 posts
8th Jul '12

LoveMyGirls1007- Praying for you and your family :)



Proverbs 3:5-8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] your paths.



7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
8 It will be health to your flesh,[b]
And strength[c] to your bones.