I am 5 weeks pregnant at the moment and I just don't know what to do.

I am 5 weeks pregnant at the moment and I just don't know what to do regarding it. I am already a single parent of 2, one of whom is just 13 months old. My partner and I have split up. He used a petty excuse to end the relationship within days of me telling him I was pregnant. Do I continue with this pregnancy and provide total support to 3 kids on my own or do I get a termination to ensure I provide the best possible care for the 2 kids I have at the moment? Looking at my baby makes the decision for abortion so difficult to make. It wasn't so long ago I was at this stage of pregnancy with him. I just don't know what is best for me but I know I have to decide soon. Editor’s note: Thanks for telling us about your situation…Right now you’re probably trying to settle on something that tells you what decision to make, but you have many mixed thoughts and feelings. We know that many women feel as if their head is telling them one thing (often related to circumstances) and their heart is saying something else, something about instinct and conscience and our deep down beliefs about being a mum and carrying a baby. Ignoring your heart’s message may cause pain later on. So the question to ask is, ‘what is my heart saying?’ Circumstances will always change, but it’s difficult to change pain that’s in your heart. You may like to call the helpline, visit a centre or go on Online Advisor to talk with someone confidentially, someone who understands and who can help you find courage for the future. Keep us posted.

This story was sent in on 15/11/2006

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