"I had a medical abortion and wanted to share my experience, as many of the stories online are quite scary and I found my experience very unlike any of the stories I found."
"I found out quite early that I was pregnant and was not in a position to keep it. So I made a decision and contacted my doctors, who told me how to get in touch with Marie Stopes.
"The first phone call was very professional letting me know what choices I have, and that is when I opted for a medical abortion. However, when I started researching I was quite unsure of the reactions my body would have, as I am one those people who hates vomiting and being unwell.
"I had my first appointment in Bristol and although there was a long wait, it was well worth it.
My nurse was superb, explaining everything and taking things slowly when I was unsure or needed to ask questions.
"After being asked if I'm very sure of what I wanted to do, I was given my first lot of pills and also an anti-sickness medication, which worked brilliantly. On my second visit I saw a different nurse who was just as good and professional as the first, explaining everything again, and after the second lot of pills I was sent home to rest and recover from what I was sure was going to be a horrific experience.
"To be honest there was not much between what happened to me and a heavy period. I was so worried, and ready to be unwell and sick and bed-ridden...but with the pills and pain relief given by nurses it was nothing like what I was expecting. I was a little uncomfortable but nothing too bad.