11 Week Surgical Abortion Without Sedation or Lidocaine

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Submitted by: Abby

I had a surgical abortion today. I was 11 weeks. My husband recently left me and our 3 kids so this was the best option for my family. I didn’t have anyone to drive me and I didn’t want to do the abortion pill at home. The clinic doesn’t offer lidocaine to numb the cervix so I felt EVERYTHING! It was painful but thankfully it goes pretty fast. I don’t want to ever do it again but I don’t regret it.

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One response to “11 Week Surgical Abortion Without Sedation or Lidocaine”

  1. Alysia

    No lidocain?????? Omg what location clinic did u go to???????

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