I'm 16 and a year ago I found out I was pregnant

By anonymous on 07/03/2010
I'm 16, and a year ago I found out I was pregnant. I was in a very stable relationship and I still am. We rushed into a decision. We both said what we did because of what we thought the other wanted to hear.
But after having the termination we now know that neither of us wanted to do that. I will never forgive myself for what I have done. I feel so empty. I still cry now and I regret it so much! My mum was very supportive and I don't know how I would have coped without her and my boyfriend. I am so glad I have them and decided to talk to them about it.

Editor's Comment

I'm so sorry that this is a decision you still deeply regret. It is very easy to assume that someone else wants something, and often really hard to talk through painful decisions properly. Maybe if you had had proper counselling before the termination you might have been able to be honest about your true feelings. If you would like some more help and support please ring the national helpline 0300 4000 999, or follow the link to find a centre for post abortion support in your area.

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