Miss Conception No.2

The second in the series of small water colour retablos highlighting the ongoing reality and heart breaking tragedy of self-induced miscarriage. All text has been taken directly from internet advice and help forums.

The text from this retablo reads as:

Do you need a safe abortion? (till 9 weeks of pregnancy).  Go to the pharmacy, buy 12 tablets of Misoprostol.  (say it is for your grandmother with arthritis)

1. Put 4 tablets under your tongue.

2. After 3 hours put another 4 tablets under your tongue.

3. After 3 hours put another 4 tablets under your tongue for the third time.

Within 4 hours you can get cramps, nausea, chills, diarrhoea, bleeding.  If you soak more than 2 maxi sanitary pads per hour for more than 2 hours; if you have a fever or severe pain you have to go to a doctor (you can say you had a miscarriage). After 3 weeks do a pregnancy test.

About Paula Chambers


Paula Chambers is an artist and arts educator currently living and working in West Yorkshire. Paula’s art practice is a three dimensional visual exploration of the dilemma of what it means to inhabit a female body. Investigating through technologies of making the deconstructi…Read more

Website: http://www.paulachambers.co.uk

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