Every action we take has consequences

by Anonymous

April 24, 2020

I am 27 years old, and I had my first abortion yesterday at planned parenthood.

First of all I want to thank everyone at planned parenthood, I remember going in so nervous for an in clinic abortion and the staff was incredibly kind, warming, and I had to go in by myself because we are living during a pandemic. they were my best support system.

Days prior to my procedure I started reading all the blogs about abortion and the horrifying stories about how bad and traumatic my experience was going to be, I cannot extend how painless and quick this was.

I was taken into the waiting room to fill out some forms in order to begin my procedure, I was there for about 10 min when my name was called and the whole procedure began, I had an ultrasound to get an idea on how far along I was, and the nurses were tremendously kind on explaining the whole procedure and reassuring me that it was going to be quick, and that the pain will be no more than mild discomfort.

I was then hooked on my IV and the sedation was administered, I am not even exaggerating I didn’t feel anything, all heard was my doctor telling me “we are done everything went excellent” I was then taken into the waiting room I got some pretzels and some juice and I was discharged 20 min later.

To everyone out there I am not trying to tell you it was easy, but if you are looking for answers on the forums, blogs like I was a couple of days ago, DON’T!

Everyone is different and we cope with things differently, I woke up this morning feeling relief and at peace with myself… I contacted my therapist this morning and told her about my experience, she advised that I continue my treatment to avoid depression because at the end of the day this decision was not easy, but every action I take has consequences and this was just part of my process.

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