I was from an abusive family and was trying to better myself

by Emmi

October 5, 2020

I was a graduate student from an abusive family. I’d had a fling with my best friend. My IUD partially expelled after 2.5 years. The doctors didn’t believe it had moved until they did an ultrasound. Yep, it had moved 2 cm and I was pregnant.

I made the right choice for me and I don’t regret it. I struggle with the baggage of my hyper religious upbringing and the fact that I want kids someday. My best friend and I eventually got in a relationship and I know that we will have a family when and if we decide then time is right.

During the appointment, I cried while thanking everyone I saw. They gave me my life back. I wouldn’t have been able to finish my degree and escape my family situation. Because of them, I was able to survive and thrive.

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