Keisha's Story

I am a 22 year old who believed I couldn't get pregnant due to certain complications. This is my first and I pray my last abortion.

As I type it is 3 am and I am unable to sleep due to the pain of cramps. 6 days ago I got the first medication which was a shot, I had very little cramping and no bleeding the first 5 days. On the 5th night I took the first set of 4 pills. That was uncomfortable trying to fall asleep with 4 pills shoved in my cheeks like a squrriel. They pills did not completely dissolve in my mouth so when I woke up at 12:50 am from pain I rinsed the rest of the pills out of my mouth. The taste isn't horrible but they did make my mouth sore as well as my throat.

I was bleeding out clots. I was awake for 4 hours in what felt like the worst menstrual cramps I've never had. I took a shower to ease the pain for 5 mins. The pain finally eased off enough for me to fall asleep. When I woke up around 9 am the cramps were down to normal cramping from a period. The bleeding lightened to almost nothing. So tonight I took the pills and woke up around 12:30 from the pain. The bleeding is still at a minimal but the pain is just as strong. I'm hoping the pain will ease off in an hour like last night. So, while I was awake I figured I would write this to ease my mind and maybe someone else's too.

As much as it excited me to think I could get pregnant, I realized now is not the time. I am about to leave my old job and get a better paying job. I am living with family right now and I want to get out on my own before I have a baby. The money is not here for me to support myself let alone a baby. I feel terrible for having to do this but I know this is what is best. Everyone has their reasons. I hope everyone can realize that.


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