Kate

Comparta su experiencia

and I'm so relieved

2016 Canadá

¿Cuáles fueron sus sentimientos acerca de hacer el aborto (s)?

Disbelief that I had such an experience but relief that the pregnancy is over. The abortion itself was fine, it was being pregnant when I did not want to be and trying to get on with my life and keep it a secret until it was over. Dealing with other people's feelings that they projected onto me was the worst part. I got an IUD a couple of months later so hopefully I will never have to endure an unintended pregnancy again. Lesson learned.

¿Cómo hizo el aborto?

I live in a small city in Canada and was originally told I would have to wait nearly two months until the doctor could get me in for surgery. In the end I only had to wait one month, but it was the longest month of my life and really contributed to the relief I felt once it was all over. I was prescribed misoprostol to insert a few hours before the scheduled procedure, however no one warned me that it would cause me to start miscarrying. I was admitted to the hospital early and the nurses collected every clot of blood to check if the fetus had passed, in the end they went ahead with the procedure just to make sure it was all out. The moment I woke up from the surgery and realized it was all over was the most relieved I've ever felt in my life. My best friend didn't believe me that I didn't cry, but if I did it would have been tears of joy that the nightmare of an unwanted pregnancy had ended.

¿Cuál era su situación en ese momento?

I have never wanted children and this experience cemented what I already knew.

¿La ilegalidad del aborto afectó sus sentimientos?

Not really, I was just grateful that I was able to get an abortion without much hassle and that it was free, otherwise it would have made an already difficult experience even moreso.

¿Cómo reaccionaron otras personas a tu aborto?

My boyfriend was as supportive as he knew how to be. The only other people I told were my best friend, my closest sister and my mom. They were all pretty supportive of my choice but also treated it like it was a heart-wrenching and difficult decision for me and still haven't accepted that I just don't ever want children. My mom said she will always have a little grief for the grandchild she almost had, but it wasn't about her or her feelings.

lega/ilegal

Qué religión profesa?

Amanda

E não me arrependo, não se culpe por isso
Você é dona de si.
Eu sou bem jovem

Nami Tibbers

Não vi outra opção. Então tomei coragem e optei por um aborto.

Klaudia

Miałam aborcję i nie żałuję! Znowu czuję, że żyję. Opowiem wam w skrócie moją…

Daniela Moraes

É fácil defender o aborto das outras. Difícil é decidir quando a gente precisa…

Teaser

Nunca hubiera querido estar en esa encrucijada

Willem Velthoven

I had several abortions. And children too!

Daniela

My perception of so many things changed a lot with this experience and realised…

Andreza

Quando descobri que estava grávida eu já estava com um mês de gestação. A…

YoungWoman from India

This website gave me the confidence that I could do it. It gave me all the…

Lucie

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

Sapphire

I had an abortion and it was worth it, absolutely no regrets.

Laura

I had a surgical abortion at Planned Parenthood in Beacon, NY at 4 weeks.

VIcky

Yo aborte

y.enedi

yo decidi un aborto,

Karin

Zrobiłam to!

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A.

Pomimo zastosowanej antykoncepcji, zaszłam w ciążę. Brałam tabletki.

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Proceso duro,

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