Straight after the abortion I regretted it. I realised I wanted it before the procedure but I didn't know if my boyfriend felt the same.By anonymous on 25/08/2009
I had a termination, nine weeks into the pregnancy. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I was being sick three times every half hour, so I felt it was more like a sickness than a baby. Straight after the abortion I regretted it. I realised I wanted it before the procedure but I didn't know if my boyfriend felt the same. Today I would have had my baby... 24th august 2009....I will remember it forever.
If you are pregnant and don’t know what to do, think really carefully. Don’t think about the sickness (although it can be hard) and if you have a partner, try and come to a decision together. It will be hard for many of you, and if you have a doubt go to pre-pregnancy counselling and find out what is right for you, or you'll always regret it. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…It sounds like you had a tough time with the procedure and it’s observant of you to say that it felt ‘more like a sickness than a baby’. The need to be relieved of sickness can understandably be a driving factor in the choice to end the pregnancy, can't it? Due dates are particularly difficult for women to face, and you may find yourself getting emotional as it comes round each year. Abortion is a profound experience, whether one agrees with it or not. Somehow it affects the heart, and the heart has its reasons about which the mind knows nothing. Maybe now it's time for you to start a healing process. I recommend that you take you own good advice and have some counselling to help you come to terms with your experience and find greater wholeness again. Contact your nearest centre and ask about the Journey. We'll be thinking of you.