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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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by on Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Gah...even without the risk of sepsis I could not birth a baby in that condition. The idea of him/her suffering a slow death when I had the chance to put an end to it sooner would not sit well with me. I find abortion for convenience disgusting, but for medical purposes to prevent guaranteed suffering I absolutely would do it without regard to how it would affect me.

by Sapphire Member on Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:37 PM
Yea? If you read the whole thing you would have noticed he went down to just over 2lbs once the fluid was gone...

Quoting dsebastian23:

29 weeks and 5 lbs 10 oz???

Quoting Mom-to-2kids: I was in that situation, my DS was diagnosed with fetal hydrops at 14 weeks. I was advised to abort and was told I had until 20 weeks to decide, so the procedure could be done by 23

Weeks...I didn't get the abortion because I felt my DS should have a chance. Even at 28 weeks when my water started leaking, again in was advised NOT to take excessive measures to save him. Again I DS was born at 29 weeks via c section weighing 5lbs 10oz and 15inches long. The drs at the hospital I was transferred to for his birth, didn't just stand by like the others would have. After 2 weeks on a vent he was taken off, weighing just over 2lbs. My DS will CELEBRATE his 8th birthday this year...

by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:37 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. You really had no other option in your circumstance. Nobody should be judging you.
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