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Failed medical abortion

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ksr881113 Wed 01-Nov-17 13:22:56

Really need some advice. I fell pregnant on the pill - I already have two children, one of which got diagnosed with a life-long illness two months ago which means he needs a lot of care.
Anyway, my partner didn't want the baby and I was worried about not being able to cope, I decided to have a medical abortion.
It seemed to go okay, I passed a clot then bled for 8 days.
My partner and I have since split up, as he really isn't a very nice man (he's not my two children's father)
I took a pregnancy test two weeks after the abortion which was positive, so I waited another two weeks... Still positive...
Had a scan today and it shows the abortion failed, the baby is still alive! And I'm 13 weeks.

The clinic I went to have advised me not to keep the baby but I can't help feeling that it's fate. I really can't abort a 13 week old fetus, it's just too far along now.

I was wondering if anyone else has had a failed abortion and gone on to have the baby?
If so was the baby healthy? I'd like to hear stories good or bad.

Thank you.

Topaz89 Wed 01-Nov-17 14:54:37

Aww I really hope the baby is healthy. I haven't had one that failed so can't advise you, but I just wanted to say best of luck smile

ksr881113 Wed 01-Nov-17 20:35:56

Thank you!

Primaryteach87 Wed 01-Nov-17 20:38:28

Best wishes OP, hope baby is healthy. Xxx

Swizzlesticks23 Wed 01-Nov-17 20:40:06

Hi op. I don't know if you believe in fate but something tells me this was supposed to happen. Once is bad luck twice is a sign.

Best of luck to you both.


SandSnakeofDorne Wed 01-Nov-17 20:46:33

Did the clinic talk to you about why they recommend termination? You need to properly understand the increased risk of birth defects before you make a decision. Good luck, I hope it works out for you.

ksr881113 Thu 02-Nov-17 11:12:57

Thank you everyone, I keep thinking it's a sign too.
And yes, the clinic said there is a risk of abnormalities, but the risk is small

Annabelle4 Thu 02-Nov-17 11:16:55

If I were you I'd go for a detailed scan ASAP

Annabelle4 Fri 03-Nov-17 21:19:04

Any update OP?

I keep thinking about you flowers

flutterby12 Fri 03-Nov-17 21:21:12

Something tells me this baby is meant to be. I hope you're ok flowers

misslost Mon 06-Nov-17 22:31:24

I read its a very small risk, smaller than down's syndrome, if my medical had 100% failed I would have kept it, good luck to you. x

SandSnakeofDorne Tue 07-Nov-17 07:05:14

The risk level depends on the drug used. One of them has a one in ten risk of birth defects.

Catalufa Tue 07-Nov-17 07:08:45

How do you feel you would cope if the baby was born with abnormalities (given that you already have a DC with significant needs)? Sorry to be doom and gloom but you have to be realistic.

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