Something told me to take a pregnancy test and it came back positive

By a sophomore in college

Well, this is how I found out I was pregnant. I kinda already had a feeling after I didn't get my period. I didn't have symptoms so I just brushed it off as stress from moving back home after my freshman year, but to be safe I asked my best friend who usually has hers around the same time I do. She said she hadn't had hers either, which made me feel relieved.

Fast forward to August and my friend finds out she had a cyst and that's why she hasn't had her period.

Around the first week of August I started to feel weird movements in my lower abdomen, I thought it was gas. Then something told me to take a pregnancy test. It came back positive.

I was roughly 17 weeks. I panicked, I told my boyfriend and right away he wanted to keep it. I knew we couldn't provide for it so we discussed abortion.

Once I realized I couldn't do it on my own, I told my aunt and she told my mom. I couldn't tell her because I felt like a disappointment. I ended up going to northland family parenting clinics. They were so helpful and friendly.

The day of my procedure I was 19 weeks so it was a two-day D&E. The anaesthesia worked wonders and I barely remember any of the procedure, the nurses reassured me that I was safe and they would take good care of me.

Day 2 of the procedure was a struggle they gave me these dissolvable pills that tasted horrible and gave me the worst chills. Other than that everything went well.

I don't regret my decision, but I sometimes do wish I had been in a better position so that I could've kept my child. I'm just happy that I know my little angel is in a better place.

a sophomore in college sent this story in on 29/08/2015

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