Abortion Story: Brisbane, Australia
Submitted to Abort73 by a 26-year-old woman on December 6, 2016.
I suffer from a very extreme type of morning sickness known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum—a serious and potentially deadly illness that usually lasts up until 20 weeks into pregnancy. Sometimes it lasts the whole way through. There is no cure; it is the most horrible experience. I have suffered from this condition through every pregnancy and it is the most unmanageable sickness to control; there is nothing easy about it. This was the most difficult challenge to face being pregnant, and the worst thing about HG is the nausea and vomiting. It’s not like morning sickness; this one it doesn’t go away. You just have to put up with it as best you can and try to stay positive. It bought so much tension, nerves and anxiety. I had to rely a lot on my husband to take care of me and to also take responsibility of everything I could no longer take care of like cooking, cleaning, shopping, and all the household duties—even my personal care like showering. I couldn’t walk or stand up straight. I needed all the help I could get. Hospital visits were a regular thing. The most they could do for me was put me on the drip, give me fluids and medicine for my nausea then send me home, but I would still be sick. It pushed both me and my partner to the core, and it dragged on and on for weeks. It felt like forever, pulling us both down. I felt sorry for my husband who had to carry all the weight of working plus taking care of me, our family, and the house. It kept escalating and eventually we both were burning out. All our energy drained from this sickness. It affected both of us oppressively. After weeks of being sick to my stomach, crippled, bent over from vomiting too much, I had lost a lot of weight. I felt extremely exhausted and dehydrated from not being able to keep any fluids or food down for weeks. My body was deteriorating so badly; I just gave up! Not being in the right state of mind, I made the worst decision of my life. After having the abortion, the sickness is gone, but I don’t feel better and I don’t think I ever will get over it. Everything has worsened emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It’s so hard and painful; it’s something you can’t just bury and move on. You have to live with it forever, and it’s going to hurt. We were excited to have our baby, but we gave up. If you are considering abortion, if your suffering from HG and you can relate to my story, I want to encourage you, please DON’T do it! No matter how bad it is, it won’t fix your problems. It will destroy you completely; it will shatter your heart, and you will never be the same person again. I don’t ever want anybody to go through the heartache of abortion. Please stay strong and seek support; there are people out there that can help you.
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: December 6, 2016