A medical abortion at 40
By anonymous on 25/04/2010I am a 40yr old woman with 3 children. I had stopped contraception with the view to being sterilised. I knew there was risk of pregnancy and took the morning after pill. However it became obvious that it had not worked as I developed pregnancy symptoms.
We decided we could not have baby number 4On finding out I was pregnant and discussing with my long term partner we decided we could not have baby number 4. I could not do it to myself, my other children or the little unborn child. I was already struggling in a full time job with 3 children. The house was already stressful and trying to balance time with all 3 was proving a struggle. We also had financial issue to consider. I was also really worried about whether the baby would be okay.
I had a missed miscarriage before at 20 weeks before my last child and my sister had a baby number 4 at the same age and her baby has Down Syndrome. As it was unplanned I had not looked after myself and had been drinking and not taking Folic acid. I went for a dating scan which was distressing as the little one was there at 7 weeks 3 days and a nice healthy heartbeat. However I knew I could not have another baby.