Ella

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

2014 Nova Zelândia

Quais foram seus sentimentos em relação ao aborto(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.

Como fez o aborto?

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.

Como era a sua situação nessa altura?

A ilegalidade de seu aborto afetou seus sentimentos?

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.

Como as outras pessoas reagiram ao seu 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.

lega/ilegal

Qual é a sua religião?

Ana Costa

Fiz o aborto com 7 semanas

Jane

I had 2 abortions

Silvia

Nunca arrepentida

Juliana

Quero tranquilizar vocês, descobri minha gravidez no dia 1º de dezembro de 2019

Juliette

j´ai avorté.

laMaga

Pense en el bienestar de los 2

Lea

Kobieto, jeśli zaszłaś w niechcianą ciążę, to nie wahaj się ani chwili. WOW…

Urszula

Po porodzie miałam postanowienie, wiecej dzieci nie chcę, mój ginekolog dobrze…

Ianne

A cry of freedom for all women who are dictated by the mentality of the norms…

Kera

I'm 18 years of age.My abortion was very hard on me due to religious reasons.It…

María

Aborté y no me arrepiento. I do not regret my abortion.

Miih Be

Dia 9 de Setembro de 2019 tive relação sexual desprotegida com meu noivo, ele…

Lucie

I had more than one abortions. I made the choices because I care about the…

Kojika

Jestem w stałym związku od 7lat. Mam kochającego mężczyznę i mała córeczkę.

Sam

I was 21 years old. I actually had just stopped using Birth Control due to the…

Abree

Medical abortion at 9wks 5days

Allison

My abortion was 100% my choice.

Rachelle

I have had 3 abortions, one clinical, 2 medical. I do not regret those…