Ella

Condividi la tua storia

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

2014 Nuova Zelanda

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/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.

How did you do the abortion?

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.

What was your situation at this time?

L'illegalità del suo aborto ha influenzato i suoi sentimenti?

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.

Come hanno reagito le altre persone al suo aborto?

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.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Nanda

Oi meninas, venho aqui contar meu relato para vocês pq acredito que de alguma…

Katarina

w wieku 20 lat. Byłam za młoda, mam wielkie plany na przyszłość, nie chciałam…

Magda

To była moja decyzja!

inteldeath

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

Jedna z Tysiecy

Kiedy nie chcesz dziecka, i wiesz, ze tak musi byc.

gdy twoj ex partner z…

andrea

A mi ángel

Daniela

No era el momento, no me arrepiento.

takaja

zrobiłabym to jeszcze raz

Jaq

I was 21, and nowhere near ready or willing to carry and birth a child because…

Lily

I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed

Stormy-Hayden Skylar

I don't regret my abortion in the slightest.

Uma Mulher

Pra mim, fazer um aborto foi um ato de responsabilidade

Cristina Lima

Fiz um aborto.

mimi

mi aborto. siempre te voy a recordar pequeña semillita

Ana Costa

Fiz o aborto com 7 semanas

Alejandra

Mi decisión

Someone Great

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

keira

Chcę mieć kontrolę. Zrobiłam to i NIE ŻAŁUJĘ.

Wzięłam pierwszą tabletkę, czułam…