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I had an abortion and never talked about it with anyone

2002 United States (né/e en Mexico)

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

I am surprised at how long I have carried these feelings with me. In part I think it's because I never grieved properly, was in denial and threw myself into intense activity, working and studying as if my life depended on it. I also never really got to talk about it because of shame or not wanting to make people feel uncomfortable. I am just starting to realize that I need to do the grieving process properly in order to be able to heal. I don't feel guilty though, and I know it was the right decision. If anything I just wish I had taken better care of my emotions and made sure I had some support. I'm glad to have realized this now and started my healing process.

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

I tried first with herbs, a very intense schedule drinking infusions every 4 hours, even through the night, for 2 weeks. I had cramping and other reactions, but was unsuccessful. So I decided to go to a clinic. By then I was 6 weeks pregnant.

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

I felt like I had no support in the world and didn't feel capable of being a parent on my own and give a child a good life. I didn't want to carry a baby to term and give it away in adoption because I thought that would be even more painful.

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

Abortion in Mexico was illegal back then, not sure how it is now. But the illegality definitely made me feel scared. I decided to travel to the US in order to not have to deal with any of the back street horror stories you hear about.

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

My boyfriend at the time wanted us to never tell anyone, so I didn't. But this in time made it more painful. I am still afraid of people's reactions.

What is your religion?

What is your religion?

SouthernBelle

No Regrets.

Pam

No había otra opción.

Izabela

Mam 20 lat i zupełnie nie byłam przygotowana na ciąże.
Ja i mój chłopak…

Luiza N.

Minha história foi completamente diferente de tudo que li aqui no site…

Nahir

Hice lo mejor que pude.

dh

Ik heb een abortus gehad

chiquiss67

Hola.

Tengo 22 años y aborte en febrero de este año. Me di cuenta de que estaba…

Cs

Porque la situación lo requería

Stephanie

at just 19 years old.

Lucyna L

I had an abortion

luna oscura

¿En serio estoy embarazada?

laura micaela

Yoo aborte fue complicado porque pense q no iva a conseguir las medicinas, pero…

Samanta

Uma escolha difícil.

Sara

Abortar era la decisión que debía tomar...

Leopard

한국에 계신 여성분들 절대로 망설이지 마세요

Someone Great

It wasn’t the easiest thing, but it was the best thing I could have done for…

Alexa

Ojala alguna vez me perdones... pero fue. La mejor decisión..

lolita

fui libre respecto esta decision