Kim's Story

My name is Kim and would like to tell my story.

I am 34 years old and never thought I'd find myself getting an abortion. In 1993 I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. I was devastated. Finally, a year later I became pregnant again. I began bleeding during the pregnancy and just hoped I can carry to term. I did and now have a healthy 10 year old. I had been feeling sick for several days and thought it was maybe a virus or stomach flu. Boy, was I wrong.
My husband thought I may be pregnant. I bought a pregnancy test last weekend. I was floored when it came back positive. I sat in the bathroom and cried. I told my husband there was no way I can keep this. I have suffered from depression for three years and I recently have been feeling much better. My husband is supportive in my decision of abortion.
It  was a holiday weekend when I found out. I called the insurance to see if abortion was covered. I was relieved it was, but the doctors in my group do not provide them due to religious reasons. The girl was very nice on the phone and told me to call the consumer affairs number. I was able to get a referral to a clinic and not have to worry about any out of pocket costs. I called the clinic to schedule my abortion. Everyone I spoke to there was so helpful and nice. I really thought they would be rude. My appointment is for next week Wednesday at 7:00 a.m.
I am in away looking forward to going. I just want this to be over. I have been feeling so sick now for two weeks. I have been depressed and not eating right. I feel embarrassed when I go out because I feel everyone knows I am pregnant - though I'm not showing yet. I am nervous, scared and anxious. I don't know what to expect once I'm there. I have researched their site online and have spoken to the staff over the phone. I will feel so relieved once this is over with. Once I have the abortion done, I will update how it went.
Fri, 08 July 2005

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