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My abortion story.

2021 United States

Pro choice under any and all circumstances.

How did you do the abortion?

I was only 5 weeks along. I took the first pill and then an hour later I took the second pill along with prescribed painkillers and ibuprofen. I fell asleep an hour later, and then woke up at 11:35pm (about four hours after the second pill), in excruciating pain. There was no bleeding quite yet. The cramps were almost unbearable. I immediately threw up and my whole body was shaking. My boyfriend was rubbing my back telling me it would be okay. I drank some water and then shortly after took another of the painkillers I was prescribed (tylenol 3) which did ease the pain quite a bit. I was able to fall back asleep, woke up several times throughout the night with horrible cramping, and then finally at 4:30AM I woke up with more cramps but this time I started bleeding. Once I started bleeding the pain immediately began to subside and diminished over the next six hours. This was now three days ago and the pain is practically gone although the bleeding is still quite heavy. I do not feel any regret or grief like I thought I would. With the right suppport person, a heating pad, lots of water, painkillers and ibuprofen, I got through it.

I went off of my regular birth control to try the Natural Cycles app, which tracks your fertility using family planning along with your basal temperature. I used the app correctly and still got pregnany within the first month.Keeping the pregnancy was just not an option for me, I am not financially or mentally stable enough to bring a child into this world.

Benze ntoni abanye abantu xa ukhupha isisu?

I only told my best friend, therapist and my boyfriend. They were both very supportive and agreed I was making the right decision

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Minnie

Strach ma wielkie oczy

Bree

It was the right decision just hard than i thought it would to deal with

Flor de Luna

Piloto automático, pero no me arrepiento

Daniela

yo aborte y no me siento culpable.

Jo

I'm in a loving relationship and it wasn't too long ago when I found out I was…

lizbeth aparicio

I had an abortion yo quiero abortar porq no siempre se tiene calculadas las…

Montse

"Un acto amoroso"

CJ Koivuniemi

I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country…

B.

Uma decisão que precisa ser feita rápida porém pensada

Ananda

No es mi primera vez, es mi segunda vez que lo hago y no me arrepiento.

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

Patricia Bronstein

I was married and had known since an early age that I did not want to be a…

Louise Harper

I have had two abortions. One at the age of 22 which I paid privately for at 9…

Leah Frida

Yo aborté! porque es mi derecho!

Zoe

I had an abortion. It was a stressful time, I am glad it is all behind me. My…

Gabriela

Você não está sozinha!

laura micaela

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