“I am 22 years old. This was my first pregnancy, also my first abortion. When I first told my boyfriend of four years that I was pregnant, we were excited and scared at the same time. I think he was more ready than I am. But he was so supporting of whatever decision I would make. At first I could not make a decision, going back and forth with myself, do I really want to have this baby right now?.. It's a very scary and awaking moment.
After considering my options I chose not to have it. I love my boyfriend but we are young and not financially ready to bring a child into the world. I read hundreds of stories from other women going through the same thing so I kind of had an idea of what to expect.
When I arrived at the clinic 2 lovely protesters were the first to greet us, I politely flipped them the bird as they tried shoving there pamphlets at us. Once I was inside it was piece of mind knowing I made a decision and would be done with the whole thing soon.
I was 5.3 weeks. I had been violently ill and unable to eat for weeks. They gave me an ultrasound which I declined seeing, took some blood, and then I waited. I chose to have surgical , it seemed easier that way. I chose gas instead of an IV. It was not painless but it was quick. I have only been home for a couple hours and already feel better and can eat a little. The bleeding is not that bad, I go back for a checkup ultrasound in 3 weeks.
I hope that this has been helpful, you are never alone and many different women make this decision for a number of reasons. I simply was not ready yet.” —Anonymous