Abortion Clinic Redwood City

My Search for An Abortion Clinic in Redwood City

My search for an abortion clinic in Redwood City resulted in a visit to Support Circle’s clinic on Brewster. I needed an ultrasound to verify my pregnancy so I could get an abortion.

Everyone I spoke with at Support Circle was very nice and helpful. The nurse gave me an ultrasound to confirm my pregnancy, which is what I needed. When I asked about getting an abortion, she explained where I was in my pregnancy and my abortion options. The nurse said I was five weeks pregnant and it was still too early to determine if the baby is viable. That means I can have a miscarriage and not have to have an abortion at all. She scheduled a follow up appointment for two weeks from now.

While at Support Circle, Irene, the patient advocate, asked what brought me to Support Circle. I explained that I was looking for an abortion clinic in Redwood City because I knew I was pregnant and I need to have an abortion. I explained that my husband would NOT be happy if he finds out I am pregnant. He’s never happy. My husband and I have been having issues in our marriage and I am seriously thinking about getting a divorce. I can’t live the way we have been living. He is verbally abusive to me. He tries to control me and to control everything I do. Even though he hasn’t hit me yet, I think it is only a matter of time. Last week, I yelled back at him. That made him so angry that he punched the wall next to me. I’m scared that next time, it will be me, not the wall he hits. I can’t bring a baby into a home with violence. I was raised with an abusive alcoholic father that hit my mom and us kids and I swore I wouldn’t do that to my child.

This is not how I envisioned my life would be at the age of 30, after almost five years of marriage. I am so conflicted and don’t know what to do right now. I just got accepted to a graduate program. I love children and this child would be able to grow up with its cousins because my siblings have babies now, too. On the one hand, the timing is terrible but on the other hand, the timing is kinda good. Is it bad to pray for a miscarriage? There are all of these women out there trying to have a baby and I am pregnant and I don’t want it. Ugh! I feel so conflicted. I’m glad that I have time to think about it these next few weeks.

At Support Circle, Irene really listened to me. I felt heard. She even gave me this journal to write down my thoughts and feelings.  She said it could help me to process what is going on. I don’t know what I am going to do. I just know that I will be going back to Support Circle in two weeks. The emotional support I have received from Irene has been great for me. She said she would continue to help me regardless of my decision. I am SO glad I came to Support Circle for a free ultrasound when I was looking for an abortion clinic in Redwood City!