“Hi everyone my name is Melissa and today I got a surgical abortion at 11 weeks. I didn't have anyone as far as support come with me so I bet you all can image my anxiety. I'd like to start off by saying that the staff at planned parenthood in San Jose where just the BEST they weren't at judgemental they answered all and any questions I had and just made me feel so comfortable.
I decided to take the oral medication instead of the sedation. The medication made me feel very dizzy! When it came time to do the actual procedure it took a total of 15 minutes. The doctors and nurse walked me threw every step. It wasn't painless but it wasn't something I couldn't handle. It felt similar to contractions or period cramps.
I'm very pleased with my experience and hope that I can help others be at peace instead of nervous for the procedure.” —Melissa