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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Following my experiences at a BPAS abortion clinic I wish to share my concerns and the trauma I have experienced. I found their services to be wanting and it could be said there are safeguarding issues for the vulnerable women visiting their service.
I rang their appointments line to ask for a discussion re: my pregnancy choices and they promptly booked me in at their local clinic. When I got there there was no discussion.
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.
I'm 16, my boyfriend and I had had sex for literally 10 seconds maybe not even that just over a week ago. I've read things on the Internet and they are saying there is a chance and yes we didn't use any protection but it was all in the moment.
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.
The baby never made it, yet I had all the symptoms of pregnancy. We opted to miscarry naturally and I went into full labour about 5 days later- it was painful, awful and I delivered our baby (sac). I thought the worst was over until I began haemorrhaging and ended up in the hospital for an emergency d & c. My grief is overwhelming at times. I'm needing to head back to work where no one knew I was even pregnant (we were going to announce the great news after the scan).
He's in jail and I'm living with his family. I went to the hospital and then two days later a social worker came in saying that he hits me and stuff but it's not true because I never said that. They ask me if he hits me or if I'm scared to go back to his house and stuff like that and I told them the truth and said 'no'. They talked to his mum and said that I can't be at there house living there.
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