2 years later, as I write

by Nic

September 16, 2022

To start, I don’t regret it. I have a healthy, happy almost 3 year old. They were barely 9 months when I found out I was pregnant again. I wasn’t financially, mentally, or physically prepared for another pregnancy, I had given all my newborn stuff away to another person in need. I had shed a lot of my baby weight and was so pleased with myself. I didn’t even know who to contact so I googled it and was directed to a nearby clinic, the only functional clinic for abortions in my city. The doctor I met with was professional, compassionate and entirely non-judgmental. She walked me through every single step and gave me information on every possible aftercare road available. I’ll never forget her. I took a pill in the clinic and the rest in the comfort of my own home and while it was uncomfortable, I’m very grateful to have been able to do that. Had I not had my abortion 2 years ago, I would have had two under two and would be struggling to keep my head above water right now I just know that. I’m so grateful this was available to me. It should be accessible to all people, everywhere, no matter the circumstances. I was 7 weeks, 4 days and whilst I do think of the ‘what ifs?’, I know I made the best decision for me and my first child, and I don’t regret that.

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