The hardest decision I ever had to make

by Anonymous

November 10, 2020

I ‘completed’ my abortion today, it was medical and I’ve been going through the motions all day – for me it has been an incredibly hard experience but something I wanted to put into words while it’s very fresh in my mind.

I am a mother of two young children and my partner and I had not planned another baby so when I fell pregnant we were both extremely torn as to what to do. I suffered with severe postnatal anxiety and depression with both pregnancies and this influenced our decision to have a termination.

I thought I knew what to expect, but it was much harder in reality. For me it has been very physically painful and second only to childbirth, there have been a lot of tears. But, no regrets. I know I made the right choice for my two young children and myself. I feel some guilt and sadness over preventing another baby joining our family, but in my heart I knew. I didn’t think I’d ever be in this position, but in a way I am proud of myself for making the choice.

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