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A client from Bristol shares her medical abortion story

Stories  •  15 March 2023  • 2 min read



“I phoned my local sexual health clinic that put me in touch with MSI. From the moment I phoned everyone was so kind and reassuring.” 

A client shares her experience of accessing MSI abortion and contraception services at our clinic in Bristol.

“When I found out I was pregnant I felt scared and isolated. I knew it wasn’t the right time with two young children already in the house.” 

“On the day I went to the clinic in Bristol I felt overwhelmed, but I really shouldn’t have. From the moment I arrived everyone was so kind and professional – the ladies were all genuinely lovely people.”

I had a scan which showed I was 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant, so we proceeded with getting the tablets for a medical abortion. I saw the nurse who explained everything to me and answered any questions I had. I took the first tablet and then even had the implant fitted which they were more than happy to do.

The next day I felt really sick and uneasy, unsure if it was anxiety or the result of taking the first tablet. The time came to have the second set of tablets and again, I was scared. I took ibuprofen and paracetamol beforehand and then proceeded.

What came really surprised me – I had a small amount of period-type pain, passed some clots and had some medium to heavy bleeding. The whole process took around five hours, and for the most part was completely painless. I don’t know why I was so worried! I woke up the next day with little bleeding and no pain whatsoever.

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“I’m really happy with how everything has gone. I wish I could have realised this when I first took that positive pregnancy test and felt so awful.”

MARCH 2022



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