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 found out I was pregnant on the 11th December 2014. I had just turned 20, and had lots of plans of travel, schooling and marriage. I wanted to have my degree and be comfortable and ready to settle before I had a baby, and that's okay, it isn't selfish! Initially decided I would keep the baby, but my partner unfortunately didn't feel the same way, after 2 agonising weeks I decided it would be impossible to keep the baby due to simply not feeling emotionally ready myself and I wanted to give my
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 am a 30 year old woman in a committed and loving relationship.
It appears the antibiotics I was taking for a toe infection have stopped the pill from working. I am extremely angry that my doctor did not warn me or that the leaflet that came with the antibiotics did not mention any effects on birth control.
My boyfriend and I do want children but I am at a stage in my life where I have great plans for the future and having a baby would bring all that to an end.
I was using the pill but it failed. My boyfriend and I have been together a year and a half, we have an 8 month old son right now. I live with my parents, and our child. He lives with his kids from a previous marriage (ages 16,14, and 4) and his cancer stricken mother. He has full custody of those children because his ex wife is a drugged out and abusive woman. When I got pregnant the first time we were only just starting out together. It changed our relationship a lot but he has been loving to
This man is worried he could be at risk of contracting HIV.
I am 19 and currently in my second year at University. I had an unplanned pregnancy due to the failure of contraception. I was a week late for my period when I took my first pregnancy test. I was convinced that my period was about to start throughout that week as all of my symptoms felt like the beginning of my period. However, then I remembered that one night and straight away I took a test. Sure enough, less than a minute later, two strong lines had come up; I was pregnant.
This 19 year old had unprotected sex a few times with her boyfriend this month, and had a late short period. She is wondering if she could be pregnant.
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