My pregnancy came as a complete shock...

My pregnancy came as a complete shock - I'd only been with my partner for three months and I didn't know what to do. I am 36 but he is a lot younger and at first I was reluctant to go through with it. I admit I did consider an abortion. I thought I would be able to get it over with quickly and carry on as normal. I found CareConfidential online and found there was a local branch so I called while I was at work. I was in tears when I got through to Julie. She saw me within a day and completely understood. The first thing she told me was that she'd rather I take time to make the right decision than a quick decision. That was the best advice anyone gave me! Without judging me, she helped me make a list of pros and cons about whether to keep the baby. After seeing Julie a few times the fog and confusion lifted and I realised that I wanted the baby, and that if I had an abortion, I wouldn't just forget about it. One night after seeing Julie I went home and told my boyfriend we were keeping the baby and now with a month to go, neither of us can wait to meet our baby. Staying in while my boyfriend is out having a good time hasn't been easy but once again Julie has been there to listen and to empower me to deal with it. I don't know what I would have done without Julie’s counselling. I think it's really important that women have the option of abortion and I think it's a brave option to take, but I know that Julie helped me to make the right decision for me and I can't thank her enough for that. Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story with us…we are so glad that you received the ongoing support you needed from the Bridge centre and felt able to make an informed decision that was right for you. Let us know how everything goes! We look forward to hearing from you again…

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