My story

by Anonymous

July 15, 2022

I found out I was pregnant when my daughter was 10 months old. My husband and I want more children, but not yet. I never thought I’d get an abortion but it was the only choice that made sense. I had a surgical abortion at 6 weeks pregnant. It was mostly painless and I felt extremely supported by my therapist, husband, and the clinic staff and a deep sense of relief afterwards. 7 weeks later I woke up gushing blood. We went to the ER where I had almost 200 ml of blood and clots vacuumed out of my uterus before getting an emergency D&C. The abortion had been incomplete and a huge piece of gestational sac had been left behind. The odds of this happening were so, so slim. It was traumatizing and I felt like the clinic and my body had betrayed me. My HCG was still in the 7000s, which caused a ton of awful emotions once it dropped. Our families are both very religious and pro-life so we couldn’t tell anyone what happened. It felt very isolating to essentially go through 2 abortions in a two month period. However, I am so grateful I had the ability to make a choice about my body and I am grateful for all the medical personnel who never made me feel judged. Even though it was a terrifying ordeal in the end, I have never regretted it.

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