Tanika's Story

I am a 38 year old woman and I had an abortion 2 days ago. I have been with my husband for 20 years we have 2 teenagers. Last week we found out we were pregnant. We made the decision to end the pregnancy but this decision was not easy. I have been pregnant 4 times and all of our babies were premature. Our first son died during delivery. Our second son died at 2 days old. Our beautiful daughter was our third child she to was premature and weighed only 2 pounds. After having heart surgery and spending 3 months in the hospital she was able to come home. She is now a healthy happy 15 year old. Our fourth child made his entrance into the world 3 weeks early with no health problems. He is a happy 13 year old. Finding out that we were pregnant again was not something to celebrate we had to think about the children we already had, could we put them through the heartache of having to bury their little brother or sister. So we made the painful decision to end the pregnancy. The procedure took about 2 or 3 minutes and it was not painful I only felt some pressure and little cramping after. I went home slept and got up waiting for the horrible cramps to come but I have had no cramps. It has been 2 days and I have had no cramps, no bleeding and no regrets.


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