Sadly to say there are times when we have to lose a life to save a life, and a decision is made to perform safe abortions in Kenya. An early termination is known as an abortion. There are people who strongly oppose abortions but unfortunately when it is a matter of life or death then there is no argument to fight.

Are you left traumatized by feelings of remorse after going through the experience of an abortion or are you hurting on the inside because you had no time to say goodbye to the little one. Then remember heaven is a big place so baby will not be alone.

It is a big decision for any woman to have to make so listen carefully to all the reasons given for why the proposals of safe abortions in Kenya has been suggested. This will help you understand matters better.

Having an abortion does not affect you conceiving future babies but it can if you don`t regarding the circumstances on your health issues.

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Crucial elements that will be considered by the doctor before finalizing any decision on aborting the pregnancy are major issues like the woman`s mental stability and physical well being where permanent damage can be done. If there are signs that baby may be born with a serious handicap then this is another reason why a woman may agree to a termination.

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Remember the earlier you address the situation the easier it is to for any matters to be conducted appropriately for the abortion to take place. However remember that the act legalizing abortion in Kenya starts that this has to be recommended by a trained medical professional.

(4) Abortion is not permitted unless, in the opinion of a trained health professional, there is need for emergency treatment, or the life or health of the mother is in danger, or if permitted by any other written law.

There two methods of abortion one is the medical abortion – known as the abortion pill. Safe abortions in Kenya are carried out in many Marie Stopes Clinics during the first 9 weeks of pregnancy and does not engage any surgery. The patient is given a tablet (misoprostol or/and mifepristone) which can end most pregnancies in about four hours.

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The vacuum aspiration – known as the suction is the other method performed in theatre where the woman will under go a general or local anaesthetic.
The entrance to the womb (cervix) is lightly stretched to permit a tube to pass through. Once the tube is inserted it only takes about 60 seconds to remove by suction. Recovery after surgery in healthy women is not long roughly about an hour (if no complications).

It is common for a woman to experience some discomfort and bleeding for a few days after the abortion. You will be given just as much advice after the abortion as you were before going in for treatment.

If you are trying to come to terms with a loss or about to go through the experience of one then please be strong. The open wound of heartache heals itself after a matter of time but it is the mental scar that stays with you for ever. Remember not to beat yourself up over the decision you made if it were the right one. How do you know if it was the right decision or not, well that is easy, it was when you realized god was at your side?

If mental anguish still prevails after, then to help ease your mind body and soul talk with a yoga master. They do not have the cure but they certainly can help sedate your way of thinking in easing any displeasing thoughts that you have. Remember to do safe abortions in Kenya by visiting a registered clinic like Marie Stopes Kenya for help.

N:B This is a guest post and does not in any way reflect or portray the stand of ePharmacy Kenya as far as Abortion in Kenya is concerned

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