My boyfriend and I had been very lax on protection and said that if we ever happen to get pregnant we would raise the child since we are both in our late 20’s and early thirties respectively and had the financial & insurance means to do so.
However, shortly after Christmas, we broke up. I hadn’t been having any typical pregnancy signs and just thought my period was late, which happened more often than not even when I was on birth control. So, on New Years Day I was out shopping and decided to pick up a test to put my mind at ease about what I thought would be a negative pregnancy test. However, to my surprise the test was glaring at me that I was in fact pregnant. I was immediately hit with an overwhelming since of anxiety and regret.
I knew that at this time I didn’t want a baby. I didn’t even know what was going on with my relationship and I had taken a promotion at work I knew I couldn’t go through with the pregnancy.
The next morning I called and arranged to have a medical abortion, the pill abortion.
One week later after a visit to the clinic, I found out I was approximately 7 weeks pregnant but my hormone levels were low and they couldn’t find a heartbeat. I was told that I was probably going to have a miscarriage and asked if I still wanted to go through with the procedure and I did. I was administered the first set of the medicine and advised to take the next four pills 24-48 hours later. I was lucky enough to have the support of my roommate and friends during this time. I felt as though I had control of my body and as soon as abortion started I felt an immediate sense of relief about the situation.
A few weeks later I met with my boyfriend because it was weighing on me that he didn’t know about the pregnancy, abortion, or anything. He was supportive in my decision and even said it was the best decision at the time due to our situation of our relationship and the new position I had taken.
Since the abortion are relationship has gotten closer and we have decided to use a long term birth control method until we are ready to have a child.