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My abortion story.

2021 United States

Pro choice under any and all circumstances.

How did you do the abortion?

I was only 5 weeks along. I took the first pill and then an hour later I took the second pill along with prescribed painkillers and ibuprofen. I fell asleep an hour later, and then woke up at 11:35pm (about four hours after the second pill), in excruciating pain. There was no bleeding quite yet. The cramps were almost unbearable. I immediately threw up and my whole body was shaking. My boyfriend was rubbing my back telling me it would be okay. I drank some water and then shortly after took another of the painkillers I was prescribed (tylenol 3) which did ease the pain quite a bit. I was able to fall back asleep, woke up several times throughout the night with horrible cramping, and then finally at 4:30AM I woke up with more cramps but this time I started bleeding. Once I started bleeding the pain immediately began to subside and diminished over the next six hours. This was now three days ago and the pain is practically gone although the bleeding is still quite heavy. I do not feel any regret or grief like I thought I would. With the right suppport person, a heating pad, lots of water, painkillers and ibuprofen, I got through it.

I went off of my regular birth control to try the Natural Cycles app, which tracks your fertility using family planning along with your basal temperature. I used the app correctly and still got pregnany within the first month.Keeping the pregnancy was just not an option for me, I am not financially or mentally stable enough to bring a child into this world.

How did other people react to your abortion?

I only told my best friend, therapist and my boyfriend. They were both very supportive and agreed I was making the right decision

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

JJ

Ich bin froh über die Entscheidung

M C

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lizbeth aparicio

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Ono Kin

Really worked, except for suspicion from customs

ada

Nowy partner spotykałam się z nim kilka miesięcy zabezpieczenie nie zadziałało.

Abbie

I had an abortion and don't regret it.

Lucie

I had more than one abortions. I made the choices because I care about the…

Fran

YO DECIDÍ

Aga... ta...(?)

zastanawiam się jak to przeżycie i fakt co zrobiałam wpłynie na dalsze moje…

Dominika

Historia jest dosyć banalna i podejrzewam, że nie ja jedna zaszłam w taki…

Jennifer

Mi cuerpo, mi decisión

Katy Nunes

Meu corpo: minhas regras. Eu decido se e quando quero ter filho.

Erika

I knew I had to do it from the moment I found out.

Ananda

No es mi primera vez, es mi segunda vez que lo hago y no me arrepiento.

Lucille 2

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Kasia

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Daniela

Yo aborté y es la mejor decisión que pude haber tomado.

Nikki

I made the right decision.

Dita

I choose abortion hard at the beginning but I know this is the right choice