It was only your page and stories which gave me bit strength and solace.

by Anonymous

March 30, 2022

I don’t know why but I want to share my story here.

Your page is the only thing online and offline which had been my support. I found out that I got accidentally pregnant this month in spite of using protection.

Although I am 32 years old, in a happy marriage with no kids, however I wasn’t just mentally prepared to have a kid yet.

As soon as I realised I am pregnant I fell into a deep state of depression. I started having anxiety attacks and kept on crying since morning to evening. I thought of getting an abortion and consulted my OB GYN. She rejected my mental state saying that it’s just hormones and that I should take more time to think. I was carrying inconsolably at her office still she failed to acknowledge that something is wrong. She just kept on saying it’s hormones, you are right age and right time to have a kid etc etc.

Then I consulted another OB GYN thinking that may be she will support me or whatever. She sent me to a psychologist. Even my psychologist failed to acknowledge that there is something wrong with my mental health and said it’s just hormones. None of my friends family, supported me and as a result I had to undergo this process alone.

My psychologist even said that inner you wants this baby. There’s no women who doesn’t want a baby and that your hormones have had dominated your senses. It was so appalling to get no support whatsoever from anyone, even from medical professionals. I kept on crying and asking for help from each one of them but no one, literally no one understood me .

It was only your page and stories which gave me bit strength and solace.

I come from “India”  wherein abortion is considered a huge taboo. I am sharing this story so maybe women from my country don’t feel alone.

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