Sep 052010

My name is Shulamit and I am 27 years old. In April of this past year I was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy. I was got even aware of my pregnancy; I had had a normal period two weeks prior to this. I took this as a devastating loss. Just two weeks ago, just 6 months later I found out I was pregnant again. I had a surgical abortion yesterday. It was a relatively easy procedure, as I had opted for the surgery to occur under general anesthesia. I remember being taken into a surgical room and that’s about it. I woke up and felt good, minus some moderate cramping. I fell to pieces after I went through the loss of my first pregnancy. I had been in love with the father, but he had broken up with me 3 weeks before I found out that I had an ectopic pregnancy. That was so much more traumatic for me, because I never knew I had been pregnant, and the chances of subsequent pregnancies ending up ectopic were more likely. I feel like in a very strange way, this pregnancy was a means of me being able to get over what happened before. I know now that I will be able to get pregnant, and it may not end up ectopic. It was almost like an ironic and sad gift. I do not regret my choice, I feel at peace with the choices I have made, and thank G-d I live in a country that allows for me to have this right to choose what is right for me.

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