A woman shared her story about taking the abortion pill. She describes what happened after she realized she was pregnant:
“I announce the news to the dad who tells me right away: “abortion”. I break down and cry, I try to get him to change his mind but to no avail. He is scared and me too, I have to admit. So out of love, I decide to abort. At the hospital, I tell them that it is against my better judgement that I’m asking this abortion, that I do it “out of love for my man”.
Then I take the two first pills, everything goes OK. I go back home. The next day, I’m having horrible pains and enormous blood loss, it was a nightmare and I thought that the worst had passed. I collapse from exhaustion and the next day, I wake up surprised to not see anything happening.
At night, I find myself alone. At 7pm, first pains. The more time goes by, the more I’m in pain. Around 11pm, I begin to feel dizzy and faint. I call the [paramedics] who tell me that it’s normal.
I spend two hours on the toilet, emptying myself of my blood. I’m still in a lot of pain, I cry, I scream and I totally regret my choice. Having no strength left, I decide to go to bed. I fall asleep for 20 minutes and I wake up bathed in blood.
My man sees in what condition I am and he calls the [paramedics] again, who want nothing to do with it. A couple of minutes later, I have an urge to push just like for childbirth and here I find myself with my “baby” in my hand. A never ending nightmare!
At 7 am, I get up, exhausted and I go to the hospital where I explain what happened and that I lost the baby. The midwife calls the gynecologist who comes right away, does an ultrasound and confirms that I lost the baby and that I had a brush with death because of the hemorrhage.
Today, I sincerely regret my choice when I see how much I’ve suffered while being abandoned; that they let me suffer alone.
I’m telling myself that the life of my baby was more important that “that love” for a man. I suffer from insomnia and nightmares; I’m feeling exhausted, angry and destroyed.
I don’t know what to do, I need advice to help me overcome this ordeal. It’s been 2 months and I can’t forget, I feel disgust for my man. Thank you for your help.”
Posted to Facebook, translated from French, March 24, 2016
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