In Pain and Alone

Pregnant she was. Three months later, on a quick trip back home, the young couple stayed at her mom and dad’s house. While her husband was running around with his friends, she was alone in her mom’s house. Later on that day, she started bleeding and suffered terrible cramps that were so bad she had to lay down. Even though she suspected she was pregnant, she had no idea what was going on, so she called her older sister.

“I’m not sure, but I think I might be pregnant and I started bleeding and I’m having horrible stomach cramps. Do you think I should call the doctor?” She asked her sister.

“Yes, you should call right after we hang up. Tell them you are coming for a prenatal check and that you are bleeding.”

The doctor’s office took her right away. Her mother had gotten home by that time, and drove her over to their family physician’s office. After the doctor examined her, he said, “Well, I’m sorry to tell you that you are going to lose your baby. Go back home, stay lying down, but if the cramping gets a lot worse call the office.”

When she got home, she went up to her old bedroom, which looked exactly as she had left it, and got into bed. Later on, after her dad got home she heard her mother tell her dad that his fifteen-year-old daughter was pregnant.

“So soon?” He asked.

When the cramps became unbearable a couple of hours later, she called the doctor’s office and they told her to go directly to the hospital. The teen father-to-be was nowhere to be found, so he couldn’t take his new bride to the hospital. Her mom took her and dropped her off, because she had to get back home right away to fix dinner for her husband.

Lying on her side, looking at the wall, the teen bride wailed, wondering what was happening to her body. After several hours, she started feeling better, and soon after that the nurse, dressed in her white uniform with white shoes and cap, came into the room. The nurse pulled the covers down. The teen mom-to-be had expelled her baby. Then the nurse held a tray over the bed and picked up the fetus with a long tweezers-like instrument. Once the little clump of tissue and blood was on the tray, she poked and shoved it around on the tray.

“Yep! It’s all here!” She said to the sobbing girl in the bed, and pranced out of the room.

The next day, her mother picked her up from the hospital and brought her home.

To be continued …

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