I would like to share my story. It had taken me three years to conceive our first baby...

I would like to share my story. It had taken me three years to conceive our first baby, a lot of tears and heartache every month. I later found out that I had PCOS which is why it took so long. I then fell pregnant quite quickly after that and gave birth to our second child, only a couple of months later found out that I was pregnant again. Three children under three years of age was not how we imagined our family to be. After a long discussion we decided we couldn't do it, telling myself that it was just a "seed" and not really thinking of it as a baby. We saw it as a problem that needed solving and a termination was the answer.

Two years later, I knew I wasn't coping very well. Having to keep your feelings hidden away was eating me up. I searched for a counselling service and started to attend the one in my local town. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done. I can honestly say though it was so worth it. I attended for eighteen months and they gave me my life back. Without the counselling I don't know what sort of state my mental health would be in now. I can't praise the post abortion counselling enough, if you feel things are getting too much to cope with, please seek out your local centre. I promise you, you will not regret it.

Editor’s note: Thank you for sharing your story…It’s so important for others to hear that there is hope after abortion and I commend your courage in seeking and going through The Journey post-abortion counselling. Yes, it’s painful, but it’s clear that you have benefited enormously and can face the future positively and with hope. Thank you.

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