Gemma

Deel je ervaring

The best decision for me.

2015 Verenigd Koninkrijk

Hoe voelde je je over de abortus?

I am thankful to live in a country where I can exercise rights & choice over my body. I was in a position where I could not only decide to have an abortion, but it was actually accessible to me too.

How did you do the abortion?

Horrendous - my partner and I have been together since June 2014. I had been using The Copper IUD initially, however, it caused me numerous problems so I removed it. I decided to start using Natural Family Planning, for two reasons: to prevent pregnancy (we were both STI tested) and; to track my cycle (I was being investigated for Endometriosis). However, over a year in, I miss calculated and I ended up getting pregnant. My partner commented on my period being late, so a couple of days later I tested. It was positive. I was pregnant. I went to work. Overwhelmed. Not believing it. I took another test at lunch time. Still positive. Still pregnant. I went to the doctor, I tested again. Still positive. Still pregnant. I booked a termination there and then. I went home and told my partner. "I'm pregnant. I've booked an appointment at the clinic". The scan confirmed I was 4 weeks pregnant. I booked a medical for a week later. I went in for the first tablet and two days later for the second set. "It'll be like a heavy period" they said, "go home and rest they said." I went home. I rested. 36 hours later I was fitting on the floor, diarrhea, vomitting, pain, bleeding. An ambulance was called and I was taken into accident and emergency. I was given gas & air, codeine, diclofenac, morphine and a paracetamol & fluid drip. I was screaming in pain. Left on a gynae ward with (visibly) pregnant women - who assumed I was having a miscarriage - I had to suffer in pain. Scared, lonely and like I was to blame. The termination hadn't worked, and I had to wait for 3 days nil by mouth waiting for a D&C. I was eventually taken into surgery and the nightmare was neasr to ending. I woke up from my surgery, feeling lighter. Both physically & emotionally. I was fucking elated. I wanted to go home that night, be away from the judgement I felt and be in my own bed. I do not regret my abortion. Having my abortion was the absolute best decision for me. My partner. And the foteus. There is no way we are in a position to continue a pregnancy. I in no way regret my abortion, I regret the unfortunate circumstances in which it happened though.

What was your situation at this time?

Hoe reageerden andere mensen op je abortus?

Supportive

legaal/illegaal

What is your religion?

Maleja

Yo aborté.

Freedom77

I was lucky enough to be able to have an NHS surgical termination at 8 weeks.

Sylwia Zatońska

Ciąża nie powinna być przypadkiem!!!

Dina Wood

I had an abortion.It was illegal in the United States at the time, but I was…

Adriana Reyes

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

Pooh

Terminé mi embarazo

miriam la desesperacion

Con cytotex Y aun no se si fue lo mejor, pero era necesario

Cristina Lima

Fiz um aborto.

Leopard

한국에 계신 여성분들 절대로 망설이지 마세요

Meg

My abortion was NOT THAT PAINFUL. Don't believe in the horror stories!

Zuzanna

To była słuszna decyzja.

Nathalia

Minha história começa com o sonho de cursar medicina no Brasil, o que é muito…

lena0101

żaden powód do dumy, że wpadłam, ale że sie zdecydowałąm na aborcję, to jestem…

Jess

This is something that was necessary for me but most definitely the hardest and…

xxx xxx

znów mogę cieszyć się życiem...

luz

getting thru the pain.