He pressurises me daily about a termination

I just found out I'm 7 weeks pregnant. I'm 19, and so is my boyfriend and we've only just started college.

I really want to keep my baby but he doesn't, he pressurises me on a daily basis.

Honestly I'm scared that after termination I won't be able to continue with the relationship, and if I do keep the baby I feel I'll lose him either way.

I know my family won't support me but now that I know he won't as well, it makes me reconsider termination.

I really don't want to terminate but I can't raise a baby at 19 alone :(

Editor's Comment

This is a big decision for you and I feel you should make it for you as well as your boyfriend. You will have to live with the decision long term so you need to be sure that it is right for you.

In terms of your relationship, there will be a lot of strain on both of you whatever you decide.

Termination may make you feel resentful towards your boyfriend particularly if you find it hard.

Continuing the pregnancy will raise a lot of practical issues, and it may be worth looking at what support is available, and how your college would handle it perhaps deferring a year.

If you would like to get some more support as you make your decision please contact a pregnancy choices centre for help.

This story was sent in on 13/05/2014

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