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Abortion (sensitive)

(51 Posts)
pinklimonade Sun 27-Nov-16 20:22:50

How soon can you get one via your GP? Please?

Doobigetta Sun 27-Nov-16 20:25:32

I think I had to wait about two weeks, but that was a really long time ago- things might have changed in either direction. Can you say anything about your circumstances, so people can give you more specific advice?

pinklimonade Sun 27-Nov-16 20:26:31

I need an abortion, obviously the quicker the better. Am not far gone at all.

Doobigetta Sun 27-Nov-16 20:30:23

If you are less than 10 weeks, you can have a medical abortion- pills, rather than a surgical procedure- so you wouldn't have to wait at all.

PippaPug Sun 27-Nov-16 20:30:25

Would any local family planning clinic be able to help?

pinklimonade Sun 27-Nov-16 20:31:39

I had one st 8 weeks previous and that was surgical. I don't know Pippa

witsender Sun 27-Nov-16 20:31:50

They tend to be able to arrange them.pretty quickly. How far gone are you? Make an emergency appt tomorrow and talk to them. If they are unhelpful try family planning.

There are ways and means, I hope you get an answer soon. flowers

GinIsMySaviour Sun 27-Nov-16 20:32:47

Are you near a BPAS clinic?

www.bpas.org

I had to wait for 5 days. You will need to be at least 5 weeks gone I think,

I hope you are okay

pinklimonade Sun 27-Nov-16 20:34:31

Thank you. For the kindness as well as link.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 27-Nov-16 20:37:45

I went to the walk in GU Med clinic. I had papers signed the same day I think, but my memories are shaky for that whole period of time. I was booked in 10 days later or something.

I hope you're ok OP. Tough times.

GinIsMySaviour Sun 27-Nov-16 20:38:07

Not at all - here for a chat if you need it.

I found that making the decision was relatively easy but the waiting until I could go through with it was a challenge.

Shout if you want to talk - either about how you're feeling or something just to distract you

flowers

pinklimonade Sun 27-Nov-16 20:38:56

I know I have to. Have to. Barely coping with the kids I've got!! Husband canNOT find out. So can't go private.

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sun 27-Nov-16 20:40:44

www.nhs.uk/conditions/Abortion/Pages/Introduction.aspx

This link tells you how to check nhs abortion services in your area

In my area you don't need to see your GP, you can arrange an appointment with the abortion service directly

Get in touch asap as the earlier you are seen the more options you have

ILikeyourHairyHands Sun 27-Nov-16 20:41:26

You can go to your GP as soon as you have positive test and arrange a medical abortion as a PP said.

It's a fairly straightforward procedure, you'll have a referral to the hospital or clinic at which they'll have a chat with you, take bloods, medical history etc. You'll also have to see another Dr who will chat to.you about the reasons you have chosen to terminate (it's merely procedure as terminations must be signed off by two Drs, the first of whom will have been your GP), you will then be given an initial appointment to take the first tablet which will effectively and the pregnancy. A second appointment will be made for a few days later at which you are given more drugs to bring on labour to expel the products of the pregnancy.

Some clinics will then let you go home to pass the products, if it's a hospital they will generally keep you in to ensure the process is complete.

Takes a couple of weeks usually from start to finish.

Mummyh2016 Sun 27-Nov-16 20:43:01

7 years ago I had one. Went to the GP on wed morning, had my consultation at the bpas clinic on Thursday evening and the procedure was done on the Saturday at 9am. No complaints, don't think I'd have been done that quick if I'd gone private. I did have to have the surgical option though as there was a wait for the pill which would've put me past the point i could take it. I could've gone to the next town to take it but didn't want to travel and just wanted it over and done with. Good luck!

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sun 27-Nov-16 20:43:11

How do you think your husband would react?

Do you have any contraception?

Northernlurker Sun 27-Nov-16 20:43:22

Is it because he will want to keep the baby that he can't know or is it because you are frightened of his reaction?

If it's the former and he's a decent man then it will be very hard for you to keep that secret for the rest of your life and I would urge you to think carefully.
If it's the latter and you are scared of him then you need support which women's aid can provide.

LuckySantangelo1 Sun 27-Nov-16 20:43:38

For speed OP go direct to either BPAS or Marie stopes. You may be able to have the consultation and procedure on the same day if you are already decided; ask about this when you call to make an appt.

Pogmella Sun 27-Nov-16 20:44:41

Are you safe? You mention your husband cant find out. If you don't feel safe there's lots of help for that too.

ILikeyourHairyHands Sun 27-Nov-16 20:45:46

Mummy I think you have to be over 8 weeks or so before you can have a surgical procedure so.if OP wants it quicker medical would be best.

witsender Sun 27-Nov-16 20:46:35

I saw your post on the other section, this must be so stressful. I would go straight to GP and talk

AnUtterIdiot Sun 27-Nov-16 20:49:49

There's a lot of sliding scale between "decent" and "dangerous". OP may not want him to know because he would want the baby and she knows she doesn't. Doesn't mean he's not otherwise "decent" but there's still no reason why she should tell him if she doesn't think that's the right thing to do.

pinklimonade Sun 27-Nov-16 20:50:04

He'd definitely want to keep it.

I could be wrong but you have to pay, I think, through going directly to Marie Stopes.

Oswin Sun 27-Nov-16 20:54:27

No you don't have to pay if ring them direct.

I rang them on a Friday, had a surgical abortion by the Wednesday.

GinIsMySaviour Sun 27-Nov-16 20:57:18

Not sure about Marie Stopes, but as pps have said, you can go straight to BPAS and it's free if you qualify for NHS treatment.

I spoke to someone on the phone, got an appt about 5 days later (I had to be far enough along for them to confirm the pregnancy on a scan to double check it wasn't ectopic) then went in and had the consultation and got the meds for the medical abortion in one go.

Are you close to a BPAS clinic? Or would a GP and local hospital be a better option for you?

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