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When Plan B Fails..

by Anonymous

July 12, 2019

On June 12, 2019 my boyfriend and I had a small “accident”, 2 days later I booked an appointment to take Plan B. The days to follow were a rollercoaster, I started experiencing extreme mood swings, nauseousness, vomiting, tender breasts and I could even smell everything around me. I didn’t think of it much as some of these were side effects for the pill. Fast forward to June 30th when I was suppose to get my period. Nothing. At that moment I had an idea I was pregnant but how could it be? I’ve taken Plan B before and achieve time it worked. Guess not this time. I took a test July 2nd and I saw the two red lines. July 3rd I finally told my boyfriend I thought I was pregnant so we went to buy 2 more pregnancies test. Both came out positive. At that instant I cried like I’ve never cried before, the thought of having a baby at age 24 never crossed my mind. I knew my boyfriend and I weren’t financially stable. The idea of struggling to find a place of our own, clothes and necessities for the baby, was something I knew we weren’t going to be able to afford. So I brought up the option of aborting. We spent the rest of the night talking through it and we both decided it was the best thing to do. That same night I found out I was pregnant I quickly booked the next available appointment they had for a in-clinic abortion. Sadly, I had a week to get the procedure done. The hardest, most emotional week I’ve ever had. The thoughts that follow were unbearable, not only was I still in shock I got pregnant but I was scared of the procedure. I remember crying every night being so mean to my boyfriend because I just felt like he didn’t understand. Luckily, he’s super supportive in every possible way and he was always there to remind me everything was going to be fine.

Today, at 1:00 I had my abortion. It all happened so quick. I got called in right away and was giving an ultra sound, l was very early into my pregnancy (3 weeks 1 day) which made things safer. The process itself wasn’t painful or bad. They did some blood work right after the ultra sound and placed an IV on my arm for the sedation. As soon as the doctor came in to give me the medication, the procedure lasted less than 5 minutes.

 

Now I feel relieved, relieved that I was able to go through with it. I know my boyfriend and I made the right choice together. I’ll never forget this experience either, it’s not like I want to. As weird as it sounds, I want to keep the memory of being pregnant, even if it was a difficult surprise. Being a mother has always been a dream to me, but at the right time.

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