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and I'm so relieved

2016 Canada

Quels étaient vos sentiments au sujet de faire l'avortement / 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.

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

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.

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

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

L'illégalité de votre avortement a-t-elle affecté vos sentiments ?

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.

Comment les autres personnes ont-elles réagi à votre avortement ?

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.

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What is your religion?

Andrea

And it was just fine. I had just turned 20, and was living in a rented room in…

Beatriz

Yo aborté y fue una experiencia de empoderamiento.

Paegan

I had a SUPER LATE abortion.

Efy

y no me siento mal

Sarah

I feel much relieved thanks to women on web because living in a country where…

Daniela

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

yerlina

mi decision.una eleccion

SD

I had an abortion. It was in October of 2008, when I was 21. The guy I was…

O.N.A

Wieść o ciąży była dla mnie szokiem, ale mogłam się jej spodziewać bo niestety…

Lauren Jackson

I got pregnant while in college in Tennessee in 1976 and had an illegal…

Mariana Leitão

A tal história do “ engravidei por acidente” é real!

María

Yo aborte

Mar Tina

Todo es muy reciente ... estoy recuperandome hace tan solo dos dias que sucedio.

Stormy-Hayden Skylar

I don't regret my abortion in the slightest.

Ashley Engbrecht

At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing…

Almma Crysta

Supe de mi embarazo el 19 de enero de 2018 por una ecografía transvaginal que…