Miss X: coerced into abortion

When I first found out I was pregnant, I didn’t believe in abortion. I said to myself I was going to do this alone. I was going to keep the baby. I went and got all the medical checks done and found out I was having a boy. His name was Noah. I was just excited to be...

Baby misdiagnosed in utero

We tried to conceive for about three years. We had miscarriages and we tried IVF. Nothing worked. Then I met this great acupuncturist and we fell pregnant within three months. I wanted to see an obstetrician early because I thought, I’m older, I’m 45, I want to go to...

“Adoption is the best I can do”

I am 19 again and safely delivered of a healthy baby girl. It is 1971. Scared, ashamed and determined, the infant known only through a pane of glass. Adoption is the best I can do for her life and mine. 1992 and I meet Melanie. We stare in wonder. The hopes and fears...

Young and full of life, then…

I was 20 years of age. I was young and full of life. I was going out every weekend with the girls, loving life to the fullest. One day, I found out I was pregnant and doing it alone. I finally got the courage to tell my parents. It must have been difficult for them to...

“I was 8 months pregnant when I found out”

I was eight months pregnant when I was informed I was having a baby. I was scared and so young and I even considered adopting her out. I was worried how I would provide for her and how I would be able to continue my career. With the support of my mum and sister, I got...

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