“I wanted to share my positive experience with receiving a surgical abortion at 7 weeks pregnant. I went to a clinic in Cleveland called Preterm and they are wonderful. My first appointment lasted about 3.5 hours, which is expected for all abortion clinics. Originally, I opted for medical abortion but after reading all my options, I chose a surgical for many reasons. The first reason is that it’s over in less than 5 minutes. Honestly mine only took 3 minutes, if that. Secondl
”So when I found out I was pregnant, I was very shocked and scared, and I’m only 18 years old. I knew from the very start that I could not keep it and could not go through with the physical/emotional stress of the pregnancy anyways (plus my body is very small). For some who don’t know, you have a choice to do a medical or and in-clinic surgical abortion. The medical they just give you some pills to take for a couple days which is basically like a artificial miscarriage. And t
"It is officially a week and a half since I had a medical abortion. At my first follow up appointment (about 4 days after inserting the misoprostol), I no longer had an active pregnancy, however, there was some blood in my uterus that was just there. My doctor said that needs to come out, either by itself or with the help of another two misoprostol. Here's a secret... if this happens to you, my Indian friend who knows lots of Indian natural remedies/traditions, told me to eat
"It was just last month, I was in a relationship with the same guy for 3 years! I thought I was finally going to become a Mom, something that I have always looked forward to. When I told him, he was no where near as excited as I was. After a long talk I decided that It was appropriate to get an abortion. I have never felt better about my decision. It turns out when all of this went down he wasn't there for me. I did it all on my own, went to all doc appts and took care of mys
"I never thought that I would have an abortion. My whole life I've been completely against it because of my faith. But I recently found myself pregnant by my ex and we already have two kids together and it was something that wasn't supposed to happen. Its like I still love him and I would have loved for things to work out but I recently lost two people who had a tremendous impact on my life and I'm finally getting back to being me. Having another child isn't in the cards for
"I have one son already, but became pregnant for the second time after a traumatic birthing experience and a subsequent nightmarish situation with birth control. Being generally responsible, I had decided to get an IUD implanted six months after giving birth. The IUD pierced through my uterus causing a great deal of pain. After the hospital lost my file (and later phoned to apologize), I had to have two increasingly invasive procedures to remove it from my abdomen.
"I'm 63 now and had my abortion in my mid-20s, within the first couple years of its becoming legal after Roe v Wade. My then-husband and I were divorcing and I had just gotten back into college on a full-time basis and I had started feeling like I was moving ahead in my life. I didn't feel capable of being a mother.
The timing of the pregnancy was horrible and there was no question but that I should get an abortion. I did, & I haven't regretted it for one minute. I've since
"Today I had a surgical abortion at 6 weeks pregnant, after reading many horror stories I thought I'd be in a ton of pain but I feel completely fine. It was the best decision for me, I'm 23 just graduated college and I'm working an entry level marketing job, I have more student loans than money. I got pregnant after a one night stand gone wrong. I told the father and he said he supported whatever decision I made. I immediately said "I'm not keeping it". I knew I would get an
"I was 21 years old with a 9 month old daughter when I found out I was pregnant. I had been dating my boyfriend for almost a year and we knew we couldn't afford another child. I was 10 weeks 4 days when I had the abortion. The entire experience was not as bad as I assumed. The procedure was truly painful but the post op was like a regular period (I even walked out talking and joking with nurses). I only bled for a day and with the help of Advil I felt not much pain. Now that
"I was 18 when I found out. I consistently used condoms with my boyfriend at the time, and less than a year out of high school, I was panicked. I knew that abortion was the right choice for me, due to my mental health issues, endless medication list and recent acceptance to university. I wrote all of these down and I still have the list, in case I ever have doubts. When I went to the clinic, the staff was incredibly friendly, and I saw a wide variety of ages and ethnicities i
"I just turned 21 and have been with my boyfriend for nearly 3 years. One night we got drunk and stupidly had sex without protection (I recently had the implant removed because I got terrible headaches). I got the morning after pill as soon as possible, i think it was only 10 hours later. A week later I woke up and felt really sick and randomly threw up. Despite looking online and seeing that morning sickness didn’t usually start till 3 weeks, I feel like I instinctively knew
"I am 24 years old and have just started an exciting career in radio. I was just an intern, and having an 8-year-old son already, my finances are not looking good. I was celibate for just over a year when one lonely night I hooked up with a friend of mine. I took a morning after pill 2 days after and thought everything was fine. It was only until 3 weeks after that day that I noticed symptoms similar to my first pregnancy and I knew I was pregnant, no need to even take a test
"Just over a year ago, at 22 I had a medical abortion. I live in Canada and am so happy that I live in a progressive country that respects the right of a human to choose what they do or do not want to have happen to their body. I am so proud to be a Canadian.
I had been living with my now common law husband for about 4 months and he is step-father to my then 3 year old son. We both knew that he did not want a child (due to reoccurring genetic health issues in his family th
"Growing up the one thing that I remember most was my mother telling me "Don't get pregnant, don't get pregnant", and I took that to heart. I used the pill religiously. I knew deep down that I wasn't cut out to be a parent, and I was just too selfish to want to be tied down. As it turned out my luck ran out and I wound up pregnant. I never thought twice about having an abortion, because I WAS NOT bringing another person into this world, for so many reasons, the foremost being
"I am a nineteen year old college student. Two months ago I was suddenly unable to eat anything without feeling nauseous; I couldn't do any task without becoming exhausted. I finally took a pregnancy test that was positive. I just knew. From the time I found out what abortion was, I always knew I would have one if I got pregnant before I was ready; so it was no question. But as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I just cried. I was overwhelmed, my body didn't belong to me an
"I'm not from America. I had my abortion in a country where everything was free. I was four months pregnant, and the procedure would have cost around 5000 dollars, at a guess. I wanted to keep the baby, but my circumstances changed. The father of the baby tried to kill me. I was only twenty, and I didn't know how I could protect myself and the child from this man. The abortion was long and painful, but the nurses in the clinic were very kind to me. That made it much easier.
"It was the summer before I started my sophomore year in high school. My boyfriend and I started dating in December and he was my best friend two years prior. I found out I was pregnant in May, had an abortion in June, then found out I was pregnant again in July having another abortion in August. My mom was disappointed, my dad never found out, and my brother started hating my boyfriend. My experience getting the abortions was wonderful, as terrible as that is to say. I got t
"Never wanted children, but had healthy, heterosexual relationships. Was a great pill taker; then my gyn told me women need to 'give their bodies a break,' that I shouldn't stay on the pill for a long time, and took me off it. My (monogamous) partner and I used condoms, but obviously not successfully. Discovered I was pregnant after I had left him and quit my job to return to college. The judgmental will say I'm cold or heartless, but abortion was an easy decision for me
"When that test is positive, it shows up so quick. I was 17, a Senior in high school, and just took a pregnancy test during my 2nd block class. I was on the pill, but not taking it properly. The baby's father (2 years older) and I had a rocky relationship, plus he had a daughter already. Something tells me he knew I was pregnant before I did. Anyway, I immediately called my mom and expressed interest in open adoption. Later that night, she did her best to not scream at me, bu