Well, I am 8 weeks pregnant and have never felt so down in my life!

Well, I am 8 weeks pregnant and have never felt so down in my life! This baby was planned by my partner and I after I suffered a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks last year (unplanned pregnancy). After that happened, we both realised it was what we wanted and were ready for. Now it seems my EX partner has other ideas and, since I found out, he has been strange. We have hardly seen each other and when we do we argue. We decided to leave it. I am 27 yrs old, have a house and a good job. I have never personally wanted to have an abortion, but also never wanted to be in this position. Ex has told me he thinks it is best that I don't go through with the pregnancy and he would be there for me! I just cant face it. I know I wouldn't be able to live with myself and would always have doubts. I am going to face up to my decision of wanting this baby, even if he can't – it’s like it is not convenient for him now so I should "get rid of it". I feel like I don't know him at all, and have never felt so down and alone, when this should be my happiest time. Editor’s note: Thank you for writing in…Perhaps you have read some of the other stories that women have sent in, saying how abandoned they feel when their partners have a negative view of the pregnancy and go ahead with an abortion to keep the relationship intact. Many of them express regret that they didn’t go with what they knew deep down in their hearts. It’s helpful to hear how they felt about their abortion afterwards. You’ve already said you know you wouldn’t be able to live with yourself. I think it’s clear. You may need to make a courageous decision. Someone from a local centre, or the helpline, or Online Advisor can help you through this time.

This story was sent in on 23/04/2007

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