A change of mind at the abortion appointmentBy anonymous on 16/12/2011
I found out that I was pregnant and it was the biggest shock of my life. I had been with my partner for 2 years, but I was only 20 and felt trapped and scared and thought that the only way out would be to have an abortion. The pregnancy was not planned and I was just starting out my career, it couldn't have happened at a worse time for me. I was living with my partner 6 days a week in a 2 bed flat that he shared with his flatmate. How were we supposed to bring a baby into that?
Every circumstance in my life left me the one choice to go ahead and have the abortion, even though deep down I knew I wanted that baby.
After a long 3 weeks and a lot of support from the Care Confidential team my abortion appointment was finally here.I couldn't sleep, and I was petrified.
I was 11 weeks pregnant by then and I still couldn't shake the fact that I knew I was making a huge mistake. At my appointment I had a scan to date the pregnancy, I asked to see the screen and that little image changed everything. I told my partner I wanted the baby. He was a little unsure too but he said if I wanted it, we would make it work.
Now I'm 20 weeks pregnant, we are moving into a new house this month, my family have all been very supportive and things could not be going better! I cannot believe that 9 weeks ago I was about to abort my first child, and I cannot see things being any different to how they are now. The support I received from the Care Confidential advisors made me realise I could do this, and if it wasn't for them I don't know what position I would have been in right now. I couldn't be happier with my new baby on the way!