Post abortion support through The Journey programme

I was 22 a graduate from Demontfort University and I found out that I was pregnant, quite happy if I remember.
The person I told who I thought was a friend immediately said 'get rid of it'. I thought she was more worldly than me and told my boyfriend and he said nothing to defend me, so at this emotional time that's what I decided to do.
Having my dates mixed up over xmas the termination was unhealthily late and I nearly died with my boyfriend sitting next to me. It was a few months later he told me that he didn't want to be with me anymore. **I had done the wrong thing.** The illness took me to a psychiatric ward after suicide attempts and I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I moved back home and I thought a baby would help but social services intervened and took my five day old son because I was schizophrenic.
There seemed no help and nobody offered me any counselling on terminations, I just felt so alone with nobody to talk to. This is when I telephoned the CareConfidential helpline today and a lovely lady I spoke to has mentioned **The Journey** a programme where I can get help. It sounds great and I'm looking forward to it.

Editor's Comment

You sound as though you followed the advice of your friend and boyfriend but feel looking back that they let you down. It is a very emotional time during erly pregnancy and you often feel very vulnerable. I do hope that The Journey helps you to process some of these painful emotions.
This story was sent in on 29/12/2012 and it's been viewed 337 times.

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