Submitted by: Struggling
I had my first surgical abortion at 9-weeks pregnant, 5 weeks ago.
I have a beautiful 3-year-old son. When I first learned of my pregnancy I was happy, then as the weeks went on and I started getting sick, I fell into a deep depression. Being quarantined at home with my son at the time, I stopped giving him the attention and love he deserved. I would not leave the couch and cried every moment. I looked at only the negatives like the pandemic and our financial situation.
The day after the abortion, I immediately felt regret. I felt that I could have gotten through it and made it out of my depression without making such a drastic choice. Now, I’ve had pelvic and lower back pain for 2.5 weeks. The doctors won’t take me seriously, and says that if I really had a complications I would have a fever, and that since I have no STDs it is unlikely.
I took antibiotics just in case, but I am still in pain. I also just had my first “period” that has lasted 10 days, and is unusual and more like regular blood. I am still spotting from it. The doctors will not take me seriously and I fear infertility. Has this happened to anyone? What was your recovery like?