i had my first abortion a week ago. now i still experience contractions and pain in my lower abdomin up to my stomach. are these signs of an infection?

Hello, edi,

It depends. What kind of abortion did you have? Are you bleeding? When do you experience contractions and pain? It could also be a sign of unexpected injury. Or it could just be a natural consequence of the type of abortion you had. Abortion ALWAYS harms a woman's body, but sometimes the harm is greater than what they intend. How far along were you when you had the abortion? Did you measure from your last menstrual period, or the day you think you conceived? Did you take a pregnancy test? What did the test show? If you had a pill abortion, what meds did you take, and what were the doses? How did you take the pills? How many pills did you take?

If you can answer these questions, this will help me tell you more. Thank you.


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I can help women with the consideration of their decision, and with resources, and I can share my own experiences as the mother of seven and grandmother of eleven. My approach is to show love and concern, and help women work through the issues, emotional, spiritual, practical. I also help women deal with boyfriend and family issues. I am not a doctor, but I have done extensive medical research, so I may be able to help with information. I am female. When you write, if you are or were pregnant, please tell me how far along you were or are, and if you have had an abortion, please tell me what kind. Thank you.


I have been working with women who are considering abortion for several years. I also work with women who have had abortions. Our family has also experienced adoption, so I can talk about that as well.

I am mostly self-taught. I also studied midwifery for awhile. I have spent years doing research on this topic. In fact, I have been doing research and working in this area since the early 1970's. I have been helping women online for a few years, under the guidance of a woman who was formally training in counseling.

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