Poor Pregnant Women

Poor Pregnant Women from around the World

i) Female from New Zealand: I come from a poor family and my parents say I am very clever. I do very well at school. I trusted Allan and he made a big mistake, he was drunk and made me have sex but he said I never have to do it again.

I can't tell my family. My dad is a very angry man and I dont want to be hit and I dont want Allan to be in trouble either. I hope you can help me! I want to finish school and I dont want a baby yet.

  • Family Reaction: beating from father or family member, dis-owned by family
  • Age: Under 16 years old
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I was date raped by someone I know
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control,We used a condom for men

ii) Female from the Phillipines: please help me..i already had 2 kids frm my previous marriage.he abandoned us which left me raising my 2 kids alone.i am the sole breadwinner for my whole family.

i dnt want 2 raise an0ther kid and live in poverty.they dnt knw that i have a boyfriend nw.pls dnt publish my name and email add. it is mortal sin in my country to do this.thank u in advance.

  • Family Reaction: husband leaves, beating from husband, beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family
  • Age: 30 - 34
  • Ethnic Group: South East Asian
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: I did not use birth control

iii) Woman from Georgia, USA I am a 25 year old mother of one son. I love him dearly, he has an congenital heart disease. He is only two and have had three open heart surgeries.

I have a hard time raising him alone and I can't work because we are in and out of the hospital so much the doctors recommend that I just stay home with him until we get through this. We are on a fixed income and Im barely making things happen with that.

I was so hurt when I didn't see my period for that month, I thought oh no I can't have another baby I can afford to I have no money for anything. I already have one sick child to worry about.

  • Age: 25 - 29
  • Ethnic Group: African American
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for, I used birth control but it did not work
  • Birth Control Used: We used a condom for men, Morning After Pill

iv) Woman from Georgia, USA: i have 3 kids,i am 11 weeks pregnant and my husband was shot on duty at work.i need to take care of the loves i have and cannot afford any more.

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
  • Age: 30 - 34
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy:
    I had consensual sex with someone I cared for, I used birth control but it did not work
  • Birth Control Used: We used a condom for men

v) Woman from West Virginia: My partner and I have three children between us and have struggled financially through my education and his music career. While we never seem to go without any basic needs, having another child seems to be too much for either one of us to handle, especially me emotionally.
It certainly breaks my heart to think of the alternative, but my last pregnancy left a huge physical and emotion drain on my body and soul. Being raised Catholic we both have struggled with the outcome of our family's finding out.
We thought we were being careful while respecting my wishes to not manipulate my hormones but alas we have found ourselves with a huge and very difficult decision. We want to know every option that we have and weigh out our decision carefully.

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
  • Age: 30 - 34
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared fo
  • Birth Control Used: Rhythm Method

vi) Woman from Virginia, USA: My husband and I have had major finacial difficulties since the collapse of the economy. We have three beautiful children already and we are struggling just to put food on the table. We have done everything possible.

I can not go back to work because of the cost of child care and we do not have any help from our family. In addition, I have been physically ill since March from the stress of all that we are enduring. I can not even seek medical help because of the financial pressures. I do not take birth control because my body does not handle the hormones very well.

In addition, in a pregnancy i stay very sick for 20 weeks. I also do not take any medications as the use of steroids for sinus problems is what has caused the majority of my health issues today. IT's a catch 22.

  • Family reaction: dis-owned by family, having significant financial difficulties. can't afford another child
  • Age: 30 - 34
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for pregnancy: I used birth control but it did not work,
  • Birth control used: We used a condom for men, Rhythm Method,

vii) Woman from West Virginia: my family is very poor, i live in an area where going to a clinic would almost be impossible and the town is very small and everyone knows everyone else so if i was to actually have the baby i would be a complete social outcast and my mother currently has custody of me if it came out i was prgnant she would lose custody and i would be forced to live with my father who is an alcoholic and abusive (something that my mother forced to admit in court). it would just be a horrible ordeal i really need the help

  • Family Reaction: school expulsion, beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family, would be forced to live with my abusive father

viii) Woman from North Carolina: I was with someone of a different race for 7 months, he left knowing i was pregnant with his child and refuses to support my being pregnant in any way.
He strongly wishes for the pregnancy not to continue, yet won’t pay the costs to terminate pregnancy. Im disabled and unable to pay for anything myself. Im unable to keep this child and raise it on my own

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
  • Age: 30 - 34
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for, I used birth control but it did not work
  • Birth Control Used:Withdrawal Method
ix) Woman in 20's from the United States: My fiancé and I, would love to start a family but not this soon. We are unprepared, we want to be married, stable jobs, and a house our kids could call home. I do not want to go through what my parents went through trying to raise three kids and being broke all of the time where we couldn't play sports or go out to dinner. I want to be able to raise them properly. 
  • US State (where you were born): Wyoming
  • Is this unwanted pregnancy the result of consensual sex?: Yes it was consensual
  • Did you use ANY form of birth control? If so, which method(s) did you use?: The Morning After Pill (Plan B)
x) Young Irish lady living in the United States: My husband and I are newly wedded and are not ready to have a child yet. We want to be able to avoid any medical surgeries. We are just started out our lives and cannot afford a baby, or the costs. I am trying to learn wholesome natural methods that will provide us ease of mind if there is an accidental pregnancy.
  • Is this unwanted pregnancy the result of consensual sex?: It was consensual.
  • What is your relationship to the man who got you pregnant?: He is my husband
  • Which drugs were you using at the time of conception?: Alcohol
  • What consequences might you face if you are discovered trying to end your pregnancy?: Disowned by family is they find out (forced to leave home or never allowed to return).
xi) Teenager in Missouri: We were cocky. We thought we were invincible to the world at only 17. A day after having sex I started feeling bad. Really bad. I was nauseous and felt like cramps we're going to kill me. I waited and thought it was just from my new vegan diet and it turned into something worse. An unwanted pregnancy at a young age. We used a condom, we checked, yet somehow the tests came back positive. We can not afford to have a child, it's for the best if we don't..we were both born to young parents that didn't want us. We've seen what can happen and don't want that.

xii) Poor Pregnant Women: 24 Year-old from Fiji: i am 24 years old, i am married with 2 children. one is 2 yrs old and the other one is just 7 months. Actually the reason i want a miscarriage is that i'm facing alot of financial problem and plus my husband is not working and i'm the breadwinner in the family and also am still breast feeding and am not expecting to get pregnant again. i really need your help, if there's any sort of natural abortion i could take please!!.....

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