the gestating process, involves physical, psychological and behavioral changes in the lives of women; however, interrupted pregnancy may have consequences affecting the quality of life in this population. the aim of this study is to analyze the perception of women attending a hospital unit, about the experience of interrupted pregnancy by abortion diagnosis. this is a descriptive, qualitative approach, in a birth center in sobral, ceará, brazil. the subjects were thirteen women who sought assistance in a given period. for data collection, a semi-structured interview with the intention of determining the universe of participants, was used. results show the present feeling among participants and show that interrupted pregnancy brings out different attitudes in every woman. the economic and socio-demographic conditions impact of varying ways. thus, health professionals can provide the necessary support for women going through this experience, may become pregnant in the future, in a healthy condition.