I hope this message can help others that have experienced similar
Having an abortion was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made. When I found out I was pregnant, I was so confused and shocked as I had been on the Pill. A mixture of thoughts raced through my mind... What would it be like to have a baby?! Is it the right time?
I'm 25, and my personal circumstances are not ideal and I just don't feel I could raise a baby now. A part of me wanted to have this baby, although my partner made it clear he didn't want children now and so I just knew the timing was wrong.
Since having the abortion, I felt ok. I was so nervous on the day but with the help, love and support from my family, friends and partner I was able to get through it.
I have now poured my heart out as I feel sad, shock, pain and maybe guilt, although I have to remember that this was the right decision for me now.
My partner has been so supportive and stuck by my side through it all. I don't know how he has put up with me, although I know one day when the time is right I will have children and be the best mother and provide them with the best life possible!
Opening up about this is not easy, and I hope this message can help others that have experienced similar.
Mel sent this story in on 14/08/2015