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I had an abortion at 22 weeks *obviously graphic*

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I see so many people saying they would NEVER get a late term abortion and i bet most of you would if you are in certain situations

In my case we noticed that there was something abnormal about the growth of the baby at about 14 weeks. The head and top of the chest were growing normal but the rest of the baby did not. By 18 weeks the top portion had grown like normal but nothing else had. I started see every single specialist I could and many doctors. By 22 weeks it was very apparent that there was nothing that could be done to fix it. The head was measuring at the right size, the heart was still beating, but the rest of the body was not growing. No internal organs had grown and when I was 22 weeks many of the tissues were necrotic.

If I did not get an abortion ASAP I would have become septic. Delivering the baby was not an option as it would have spread out the necrotic tissue and the baby would have not been all in one piece so there wouldnt have been much to deliver. 

Is there anyone who really would have not had an abortion in a situation like mine? 


Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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staci1103
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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So sorry u had to go through that:(( yes i would have done the same. Did they ever find out why thi happened? Chromosonal issues?
Dinimon
by NoCookiesForYou on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM
I would've done the same.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

They are not sure exactly why but all the blood was being shunted to the top part of the body. 

Quoting staci1103: So sorry u had to go through that:(( yes i would have done the same. Did they ever find out why thi happened? Chromosonal issues?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM
I would have done the same thing! So sorry for your loss :(
babie113
by Ruby Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM
I dont blame you at all and would have aborted to .it must have been awful im sorry you went through that x .

I am pro choice anyway

katemckenzie
by Kate on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM
That's so sad. I would have done the same.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM
Im pro-life and would have. Im so sorry for your loss.
AliKatAK47
by Meanie Pants on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Because the baby didn't have a bottom half and what was there was necrotic (that means dead). It was like someone living with a flesh eating disorder. They're alive, but their flesh and such is basically rotting off. 

Quoting Anonymous:

How would you have become septic?  The baby was still alive.  That doesn't make sense.


Mammacra
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:45 AM
I would not consider that an abortion per say but maybe a late medically induced miscarriage. I'm so sorry for your loss but thankful your healthy. Making that type of choice I'm sure was extremely difficult but things happen for a reason.
rjsmommy214
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM
Thank goodness I have not been in your situation. That must have been heartbreaking. I think anyone could understand why you made that decision.
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