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May 16, 2019

“Reading these stories helped me, so I wanted to share my experience too in the hopes that it will help other women. I'm 39, happily married with 2 beautiful children, ages 2 and 4. In my last pregnancy, I had a TIA (mini-stroke) when I was 8 months...

May 16, 2019

“I was 42 years old and had married a terrific guy 1 1/2 years prior. We had already had 2 miscarriages, but we desperately wanted to be parents. After my amniocentesis at 17 weeks, we found out she had a very rare chromosome abnormality called Triso...

May 3, 2019

Content warning: relationship abuse

“My Story: I had an unplanned pregnancy with my ex-husband. He will never know about it. That shitty plus sign forced my eyes open to the realities of my abusive relationship, and an abortion was the only guarantee...

April 20, 2019

“My husband and I have been together for 8 years, married for three. He has always been leaning towards never wanting kids, although every now and then, he would bring up the possibility of ‘someday’ when we are ready. He is also two years younger th...

April 12, 2019

“I found out I was pregnant last week. I have been having irregular periods and figured it's because I'm nearly 46! I really didn't think I could get pregnant and had skipped my period a few times this past year. I had been taking the combination bir...

January 27, 2019

“When I was in college, I was in a serious relationship and sexually active with my now-husband, then-boyfriend. I was on hormonal birth control. I worked for a large animal veterinarian, administering medication, often working alone during nights an...

December 25, 2018

“I had an abortion at age 32. My husband and I who have been married for six years were over the moon when we learned I was pregnant. It was not planned, but very welcomed. After focusing on our legal careers for seven years, we were ready for this n...

December 6, 2018

“I found out I was pregnant before my 22nd birthday. But actually, I had a strange feeling after a few days when I missed my period. Usually if I was a day or 2 late, I didn't think anything of it. But this time 3 days after I missed my period, I kne...

November 6, 2018

“I wanted to share my story because I felt it was important for women to know different experiences. I am 26 years old and I have a daughter who is 4, due to some extreme hard times I decided with my husband that this would be the right decision. I w...

November 5, 2018

“I'm married, 35 years old, with no children. My story is not only about abortion, but the pressure I had felt as a woman to ‘complete’ that duty in my life. I do not feel maternal, I do not feel moved when I am around babies or children, though I ad...

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