People's Stories Submitted to CareConfidential
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Read stories that have been submitted to CareConfidential, on the subjects of abortion, adoption, crisis pregnancy, keeping my baby, men's stories, miscarriage, and teenage pregnancy.
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I had my last period August 17th (today is September 20th). I took a home pregnancy test a couple weeks ago because I felt pressure in my uterus and my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. As I suspected it came out to be positive. Instantly I made an appointment for a medication abortion for the 24th of September which is just a few days from now.
When I found I out I was pregnant, I just collapsed inside, knowing that I messed up thinking what am I going to do? It turned out that when I actually knew that I was pregnant, because I stupidly didn't take a pregnancy test because it just came to me, missing my periods, fatigue and that one night, I went 17 weeks without really knowing that I was pregnant, until the day I felt it move. I wasn't thinking straight, or anything at the time just that I made a mistake with someone who didn't care
I was so upset this was my third pregnancy I have two boys 8 and 6 with no complications in their pregnancies, both full term and healthy.
My boyfriend and I had sex uncountable times, we were not planning to have a baby though but still we had unprotected sex. We did it again this month and today I am suppose to have my period but it seems like I am late.
So me and my boyfriend have been together for about 4 months... We had unprotected sex after the 3rd month, but wasn't trying to start a family. Now I'm pregnant. I told him after I missed my period and took two test. I haven't made it to a clinic yet though, but I am going to be going in a few hours. We thought of aborting it, but it made us both sad so we changed our minds to adoption.
This man is worried he could be at risk of contracting HIV.
Firstly, may I thank all you brave, wonderful women for sharing your experiences here. I know it wouldn't have been easy but I hope it has helped you to deal with what has happened to you, in as much as your bravery in sharing your story has helped me when I miscarried a few weeks ago. I was on my own and abroad at the time, but you made me feel I wasn't alone and you gave me the strength to deal with what happened the way I have chosen to deal with it.
I'm 15 years old. I had my period September 3rd but then I started again the 21st or 22nd of the same month... I have a strict family and I have no one else to go to that could help. I don't know what to do. I've been trying to look up what could have caused this and everything leads to "spotting". and I'm pretty sure it is because it's lighter than my normal periods and also in the same month as my previous period. and before my next period.
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