1. Woman Suffering from PTSD can not handle another child
my boyfriend at the time was really pushing me to get pregnant but he had just come from jail. I thought because I am still full time breastfeeding that I wouldnt get prgnant. I just had a child out of rape a year ago so I am not in a rush to have another baby. on top of that my boyfriend went to jail the week I missed my period and he is facing 5 years. All of my 4 pregnancies have been alone. Im diagnosed Post traumatic stress syndrome and I really mentally cant handle another pregnancy and He understands that. Please help me
Country: USA, Illinois
Personal Consequentces: Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life., Forced to marry the man who got me pregnant, Beating from the man who got me pregnant
2. Anti-Depressant User seeks Stability Before Another Child
I became pregnant 9 weeks ago, after celebrating an event with my boyfriend. I have avoided sex/love with him as much as possible the last two years because I do not want any more children, he wants lots of them. He will not use birth control and I can not physically use it because of my health problems. I am physically and mentally unstable , I have been on anti depressants and pain killers since our daughter was born , and I have not been able to hold down a job because of my illnesses. I have no friends and am distant from my family , no support and I simply can not go through with life anymore. I would like to have a natural miscarriage , and then be able to take my own life, without him or his family hating me.
Country: USA, South Carolina
Personal Consequences: Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life.l Disowned by family if they found out (forced to leave home or not allowed to return), Husband/boyfriend will leave me if he found out
3. Sexual Abuse Survivor Must Cut Ties with Toxic Husband
My husband and I were together for almost a year. As soon as we were married he quit his job and let me support him and his mother also let her younger children stay at my place I had and would leave them at our house and let me support them also while her, her boyfriend, and husband went on vacations, without helping me with money for taking care of not one but 3 of her children. I eventually lost everything I had worked so hard for, my apartment, my savings, my happiness. It takes a lot for me to trust someone as I grew up being sexually, physically, and mentally abused on a daily basis by my step father and his sons for over seven years. I had been tossed around home to home between relatives and torn from my mother, lost my friends I grew up with and lost everything I had believed in. I consented to sex for the first time when I was 16. I was looking for love in all the wrong places at that age because my father also disowned me because he did not understand the pain I was feeling. I had 5 sexual relationships from 16 until I was 19. I always wore protection, I always made sure I was clean. Now I met my husband through my sister. He was wonderful until we wed and his true colors came out. He cheated on me with more women than I could Keep count (30+) and could not stop. I gave him multiple chances to redeem himself because I felt like I couldn't live life without him. He had cheated on me on my birthday and that was the last straw. I went online printed out divorce papers. He was very upset with me. I stayed strong and moved out of our new apartment and left him to his devices. I found out two days later I was pregnant. I was so scared as I am 90 pounds, and I have seen the evil in this world. I barely can take care of myself as I still have a lot of issues, ptsd, and chemical imbalance. I do not want to bring a child into this world knowing I don't really want it. I have never felt the motherly instinct in me. I feel like a terrible person as I know people every day wish for kids and are unable to have them. I was also supposed to be one of them as I contracted chlamydia from my step father at seven and was never treated. I do not want to keep ties with the father either. He is toxic and I do not want a child around him or his family as they are as dysfunctional as mine. I also would rather be with someone I love to have a child with. I am alone. I cannot raise this child on my own. I don't know what to do and this was already a terrible time for me and I do not want to take pain out on this child or let it know what a shitty father it has, let alone mother as I am considering this. I feel as if I cannot deal with this pressure.
Country: USA, Idaho
Personal Consequences: No serious penalties. It's just not the right time., Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life., Husband/boyfriend will leave me because they do not want a child
4. Virginia Woman Struggles with Depression, an 11-year-old, and Absent Fathers
I am a single mom with an 11 year old. My daughter's father is incarcerated and has been facing a 25 to life sentence right before she turned one. The assistancei was receiving was recently discontinued. I work and get paid 7.3 . I have battled with depression for a long time and it came bk to revisit me. This time it was so bad I didn't think I was going to make it out. I met a man and we started to hang out. I didn't think anything would transpire, but it did and he eventually started to develope feelings. However I was always honest with him and would tell him that we were not going to end up together due to his circumstances. However due to how my body and butt started to get even bigger he became really jealous and didn't want me to be with anyone else. Then we slept together and I realized that he did what he did and basically was trying to trap me into being with him. And know I'm on here.
Country: USA, Virginia
Personal Consequences: Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life.