Rachel’s Story

I was 23 and a new mother when I had my pregnancy terminated. My son was 3 months old when I began feeling the familiar signs of early pregnancy. I was breastfeeding and had believed everyone who told me that you didn’t ovulate while breastfeeding. When the test turned positive I sobbed for an hour. I was on the phone to book my termination the same day. When my husband came home from work I showed him the test and the look on his face told me that he was fully on board with what I planned to do.

The 2 weeks that I had to wait for the termination were terrible. I was sick and exhausted all of the time. I barely had the energy to take care of my baby and I felt like the worst mother in the world because of it. I owed it to my son to be the best mother possible for him and having another baby so soon would make that impossible.

Sitting in the chair after the abortion, I felt a giant wave of relief. I knew that I had done the right thing for myself and for my family.