you have to do whats right for you and the child you have now. its going to be hard emotionally but i think you will be okay and get through it. physically you will recover very quickly, its the emotional part that may linger for a while that you should prepare yourself for. once you make the decision to do it, i think you will be okay with the whole process after. good luck to you!
Wow reading this is just like reading my own experience! I had a 3 year old, was neutral but never in life thought I would need an abortion and was 8 weeks and 4 days when I had it done. I didn't want the abortion though and really forced myself because I really couldn't afford to continue the pregnancy, I would have made myself homeless. I cancelled the appointment couple of times, thought I would never cope and never be able to live with myself....... That was almost 3 years ago and I'm fine. Once the abortion was over it was over for me, I moved on with my life and I know I made the best choice, I've not had any negative feelings because of it and it doesn't upset me. I still don't know how I have coped so well with it, I thought I would be that person who never got over it but I'm not. You clearly want to have an abortion, you clearly feel it is the best decision for you, you are struggling with some deep emotions right now but that is to be expected it is not an easy thing to decide but you will cope and you will be comfortable with your decision probably much more quickly than you think. Good luck.
I know it seems hard momma, but I just want to give you props, you had a child young, and you have still managed to go to school, and are on the verge of finishing it, good for you!! You have done so much, and just let that be your positive though, don't let anyone , or any religion tell you you're wrong, it seems like you know exactly in your heart and mind what your little family needs to do. I don't know personally if abortion is the same but, I had a missed mc, and had to take the pills, just take some Tylenol, or opt for a surgical abortion(I ended up with a d and c after the pills and the d and c was not bad what so ever, I didn't even need Tylenol afterwards, once again I am not sure its the exact thing, but it seems like it would be)
<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" I had a surgical abortion at 8 weeks 5 days in 2009. The physical recovery wasn't too bad. Just had some ... [snip!] ... at that time. It can be a hard decision, but try and remember you're doing what is best for you and your son. Best of luck."</blockquote>
I was a bit further along than this but I went through this exact same thing and feel the exact same way, no regrets whatsoever...
Thank you for your information experiences and support ladies, it makes me feel a lot more confident going into this education on ALL three of my options.
As for the ridicule, it doesn't bother me I expect to be judged on this decision- but I know whats best for myself and my son...and anyone who thinks I'm a bad person for that is more than welcome to think so. I understand that it is selfish- but it's my life, my body, my choice.