No Hesitation

by Tiffani Z

June 24, 2021

In January of ‘21 I found out I was pregnant. We had only had sex ONCE in the previous month and had struggled with fertility in the past so we weren’t concerned. My daughter was 14 months old. I knew it was not the right time. I had hyperemesis gravidarum with my first pregnancy and was told I would have it with every pregnancy to come. It had started to kick in around when I found out and I knew I couldn’t handle a toddler while going through that. On top of the fact that I physically wouldn’t be able to handle it, we just did not want another child. It was not the right time, it wasn’t right for our family, and it was just out of the question. So I immediately called planned parenthood and set up an appointment with no hesitation. I was able to get my medical abortion and I felt such overwhelming relief. My moods started to go back to normal in the following weeks, the HG went away, and I was becoming my happy self again. I was able to be the best mom I could be again. Both my fiancé and I had fully agreed on the topic and we didn’t feel any regret about it, we still do not. I am so thankful I was able to access the resources I needed to make the best decision for my life and my family.

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