by Birdie (Washington)
I’m 31 years old, single and have no children. I have used almost every form of contraception available and despite my best attempts to find a method of contraception that worked for both myself and my partner, I’ve gotten pregnant, twice. I’ve had two medical abortions. The first at age 21 and the second at age 25. Both pregnancies were terminated at 5 1/2 weeks. Both experiences were basically simple and pain free with the exception of some cramping and bleeding, mostly like a heavy period.
I believe I had relatively postive experiences with both of my abortions because I wasn’t raised with any religious indocintration and I never felt the calling to be a mother, which I think is the only instance in which a woman should bring a child into this world. It’s been more than ten years since my first abortion and I still have no regrets. I may meet a man someday with whom I want to create a family with, but it hasn’t come to that yet. Because I am a sucessful, healthy adult, if I were to become pregnant, I would be thrilled to become a mother because, now, I am ready to be loving and present parent. I don’t take abortion lightly and I don’t take having children lightly either. Thanks!