"Vacum abortion at 5 weeks 5 days"

About: BPAS Richmond CC/Clinic

Well to start with I didn't plan to be pregnant bein a mum of 3 and having a young baby to look after starting collage again and getting my life back on track! I was using the pill and got caught...!

I had my abortion in the 11.10.2016 and was the most horrendous experience of my whole life.... Don't get me wrong the planning from bpas and the care they gave me was the best care I have received but my experience of this wasn't good at all, I went in to the little side room to have the canola fitted for the medication your given,then straight away I felt drunk room spinning wasn't sure what was going on didn't want to talk just felt cold and tense I felt 90% of what was going on inside but was very confused....felt tugging heared suction and the nurse who was with me was lovely and was with through it all, 5-10 mins felt like a life time I was mentally ready and prepared for this but I must not ov been physically prepared.. Anyway they finished the procedure and said I could stand and go to recovery I felt like I was going to pass out ! Legs were like jelly and then I started vomiting the nurse dressed me walked me in to the next room for recovery but I had shivers ( don't know if my body felt shocked) but I was so cold but had a sweat on at th same time couldn't keep sips of water down. So had an anti sickness jab! That didn't work still vomiting felt so rubbish and very week drained and dizzy...! So got put on a drip for a few hours,altogether I had my procedure done at 10am and was still in recovery at 1.40pm so many people were coming and going and I was so upset as to how ill I felt when others were just walking in and then being discharged, I finally got discharged and got a lift home with my partner felt rubbish & again was sick in car in the way home & through the night bleed isn't to bad and cramps are just slight. I wanted to just pre warm people of my experience not saying that if you're going to go through this yours is going to be the same but I didn't have much info on this....so didn't really know about the after affects & side affects I will never put my body and myself in this possition again although I'm grateful of the support & the 100% successful procedure I really hated my experience of the vacum abortion thankyou for reading my experience don't let this out you off your choice this is just my personal experience xxx

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Response from BPAS Richmond CC/Clinic

I am very sorry you did not feel that you had enough information prior to your visit.

But thank you for taking the time to post your feedback.

I am sure it will be very helpful to other women in this situation and I can assure you that your comments will be passed on to our Richmond Clinic. Kind regards, Pam Field, BPAS Client Engagement Manager (email: clientservices@bpas.org).

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