I'm a 34 year old single mum to two children and have just found out I am four weeks pregnant!!
Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story with us…Don’t assume you know what the father wants for this pregnancy. You may be right, but you may also need to give him the opportunity to decide for himself whether he will accept his fatherhood or not.
Having said that, you need to know for yourself what you feel about this pregnancy beyond the difficulties of your circumstances. You need to make your own decision based on accurate information about all the options open to you, having explored all your deeper feelings – your conscience, instinct and beliefs. It may make logical sense to end the pregnancy in our heads, but our hearts also have something to say about what’s involved here and it’s important to take that into account. That’s why you feel torn – there may be a deeper discomfort with the meaning of abortion. Talking it through with an advisor at your nearest centre may help you to make an informed decision, and give you space and time to think through these deeper issues honestly and sensitively. We’ll be thinking of you.