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What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

Somehow this whole process changed my mind and made me realize that I would like to be a mother at some point, but definitely not right now, so I do feel relieved about being so fortunate to have this experience be as safe and as comfortable as it was. I’m definitely lucky. It definitely could have been worse.

How did you do the abortion?

Surprisingly fine. I expected it to be excruciating and intolerable, but it ended up being just extremely painful. My boyfriend and I rented a hotel room for 2 days and stocked up on pain medicine, food, tea and sanitary pads. He was very helpful and supportive. I put a hot water bottle on my stomach and we slept through the pain. When we were awake we binge watched TV shows. After the sac was passed, I bled for like 2 or 3 weeks maybe, I would get cramps and have to use pain medicine. The doctor prescribed another medicine after the abortion ended in order to empty my uterus. This medicine caused leg cramps that somehow still exist till now. I’m now on my first period after the abortion.

What was your situation at this time?

I’m not married to my boyfriend so it’s impossible to have a child in my country. We were only 7 months into the relationship when we had to deal with that. And even if we were married, it’s still too early in our lives and careers to be parents.

Hat die Illegalität Ihres Schwangerschaftsabbruchs Ihre Gefühle beeinflusst?

It made me really scared and worried about which gynecologist to visit. I had to ask around a lot of people. The day we visited the gynecologist for the first time i was shaking and out of breath. But it went well thankfully.

Wie haben andere Menschen auf Ihre Abtreibung reagiert?

Only 2 people + my boyfriend know. They were all very supportive thankfully.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Pam

No había otra opción.

Valéria

Espero que minha experiência possa ajudar quem vai passar pela mesma situação

Młoda Dama

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Magda

To była moja decyzja!

Natália Sampaio

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Canela

Me hice un aborto porque no quería ser madre en ese momento.

Sylvie Shene

A Life-Saving Experience

Layla Sesey

I had an abortion when i was 19 yrs . I last saw my period in December till…

Kate

and I'm so relieved

Ola

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Catarina Fernando

Tenho 18 anos e os meus pais nunca iriam aceitar que eu tivesse um filho com…

Issabela

Doloroso pero libre

Carolina

Estou numa relação estável há 4 anos e há 2 parei de usar anticoncepcional…

AM

I had a surgical, had two kids, and then had medical abortion.