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I was so scared but it was right and I know deep in my heart now.

2014 Nouvelle-Zélande

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

While I was pregnant I felt a great deal of things but, because of the length of the process and being so sure when it happened, I knew I'd made the right decision. Right now it's one week on and things have been a bit up and down but on the whole I am feeling relieved, and happy to make these decisions later on in life.

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

I choose a medically induced abortion. I wanted to do this because it was at home where it was private and I felt safe. The most frightening time was putting the pills in. I had to do that myself and I was shaking so much I didn't think I could. I did it though and I knew there was no going back. The contractions got progressively more painful and I started bleeding almost straight away. I locked myself in the bathroom as I neared the time I was going to pass the pregnancy. This was stupid in retrospect but all I could think about was the shame. Unfortunately I had a reaction to the painkiller meds or something like that and had to call my partner in because I was having blurred vision and thought I was going to hemorrhage. My partner called the hospital while this was happening but everything was going to be okay. I didn't realise with all the pain and dizzying effects of the reaction when I passed the pregnancy. I had wanted to bury its remains, but I just didn't know when it happened. Eventually I realised the contractions were decreasing but I was too exhausted to tell my partner. I would lie on my knees to rest on the relief sides of the contractions until the pain started again. Eventually I got up enough energy to tell my partner I was okay, and to move to the bed. I was so exhausted afterwards. I slept for a few hours. I was most suprised by feelings of immediate relief, and *knowing* straight away I wasn't pregnant anymore.

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

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

Yes, even though it was legal I had to go through many appointments and referrals. Every time I had to explain and defend my reasons for wanting this. It was hard but it could have been so much worse. I was so relieved that the hospital and clinic were so supportive, kind, and understanding. I couldn't help thinking how much worse it could have been for me.

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

I only told my mum and my current partner and I was four weeks in before I told anyone. I was scared to tell them at all I just thought I could do it all myself. But their reactions were beautiful and so unexpected. They treated me with so much love and were towers of strength throughout the entire process.

légal/illégal

What is your religion?

Adriana Reyes

Hola mi nombre es Adriana tengo 22 años y soy estudiante de Pedagogía; quisiera…

elena

interrumpi un embarazo de 6 semanas

Jane

I had 2 abortions

Nthati

It was a difficult but necessary choice to have made.

Ninjanu

Friday, July 13th, 2012
9:03AM.
Hmm, he was supposed to be here by now… I sigh…

Aysella

Abortions are not fun !

Godherself on Instagram

I had 4 abortions and I’m not ashamed

inteldeath

It was the right decision, and it is my choice.

Bee

I felt very guilty but relieved . I was way too young to be a mother.

Anastasia

Hola chicas. Bueno yo quedé embarazada a los 17 años. Recién empezaba mi…

Paula *

Yo acompañe a mi hermana quien pasó por este proceso, siempre fui una persona…

Tamsen Reid

I had an abortion because I did not want to be pregnant. I wasn't ready to…

T

I'm still going through it but I'm getting better everyday

Deborah

I had an abortion I’m not mad about all the soul-baring on the internet, but I…

EV

I had an abortion and I do not regret my choice. It is very important to me to…

Raqueli

misto de melancolia e alívio

M

At first i didn't know i was pregnant until i noticed i was vomiting a lot, but…

Emily

It isn't and shouldn't be as taboo as it is made out to be.