I am 18 and I found out I am pregnant. It's scary!!!

Abortion, adoption, motherhood, this is all too much for me. I am 18 and I found out I am pregnant. It's scary!!! I've told my mother and she told my father. Mom's taking it good but dad not so much. We haven't spoken. My boyfriend’s parents know and they are furious because I want to further my education and provide a positive environment to raise a child. 18 is too young. We don't have enough money. The list goes on. I've decided do go with an abortion. My head is constantly pounding and my stomach is always upset. It hurts to just wake up in the morning. My boyfriend of 3 years is upset with me. Nobody understands why I have chosen what I have. I don't want to raise a child if I don't feel ready. What can I do to make them realize? Editor’s note: This is a very difficult time for you, as you have the problem of the pregnancy to handle, as well as the response of those who know and love you. I expect it was a shock to you to find out, as it was for your family too, and it takes time after any shock to move to a period of adjustment. I can hear that you have chosen abortion but also your head is pounding and your stomach upset, and your relationship with your boyfriend is now troubled too. It can really help to talk with someone who is not emotionally involved in your situation but who is there to offer support and help, so that you can be sure of your choice. I would like to encourage you to phone the careconfidential free phone 0300 4000 999 or contact us through Online Advisor, or make contact with your nearest centre for an appointment. I do hope this helps you and wish you the very best.

This story was sent in on 17/07/2007

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