I'm 35 & married with 2 kids but didn't even think about abortion

I am 35, married, already have two children and work full time. I was happy with 2 children but I did suffer 3 miscarriages along the way. So I felt that I had been through enough and I was very content with my son and daughter.

When I found out I was pregnant I didn't even think about an abortion. It was my husband initially who was not keen as a third child would impact us financially and also double nursery fees and hold us back being able to take children on holiday etc.

After a couple of weeks, I made the decision to go through with the medical abortion.

I was very anxious about it but it was absolutely fine. I had the oral tablet and went back 2 days later and was given 4 tablets to insert. I waited in the hospital and within a couple of hours, there was a little clot and a very small lump. The bleeding was fine just like a normal period and I went home within a couple of hours. I was not sick or felt sick.

I do feel guilty but it was the right thing for me and my children. I was only around 6 weeks which made it much easier. I don't think I would have been able to abort though if I was several weeks on with a heartbeat detected.

This story was sent in on 22/07/2015

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