When my son was a year old, while tracking my period, birth control ready to start in the kitchen cupboard, I got pregnant 4 days before my “red zone”. I had HG in my first pregnancy, I knew the father for 6 weeks, and had I just started a brand new job. I knew that I was not mentally, physically, or emotionally capable of being pregnant or being a single mom to 2 children under 2. I decided that being the best mom to my son meant having an abortion.