The best and worst

by M

April 11, 2019

My IUD failed. My boyfriend was shocked and my best friend was unsupportive, I feel lucky to have been helped by such a comforting team of doctors. From my gynecologist to the surgical nurses, everyone was quick to make me comfortable and put me at ease. I only officially knew I was pregnant for 36 hours, and it was a lot to comprehend. I did everything I could to not become pregnant, and everything failed. My doctors and nurses were just as surprised as I was that an IUD hadn’t prevented pregnancy. I don’t regret my decision to have an abortion, as I’d already made the choice to not have a child when I got an IUD. My regret is that it’s uncomfortable for me to talk to people about my experience without some sort of judgement about my supposed lack of responsibility. This is a big part of my life, and I feel ashamed to discuss it, and yet all I want to do is discuss it.

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