15 Real Unplanned Pregnancy Stories That Will Touch Your Heart

If you are sexually active before marriage then it is completely natural. Nothing shameful or disturbing about that. But when you are making love the primary concern is that you have to be being safe and secure. That is when you understand how critical it is to use condoms or contraceptive pills. Not only do they help you in avoiding a STD, it also aids you to in avoiding unwanted pregnancies. An unplanned pregnancy is scary business and this proposition is emotionally and physically draining. But becoming a mother is also blissful. Read these 15 real unplanned pregnancy stories that will touch your heart and show you different facets of motherhood –

1. It Is A Tough Trauma To Recover From

“I got pregnant when I was 18 and unfortunately didn’t realize until I was almost 3 months in. I was dating a terrible guy who refused to support me through this. When I told him that I was pregnant, he broke up with me the next day! I had to deal with everything that followed myself. I obviously couldn’t tell my parents so I decided to confide in my closest friends. One of them took me to the abortion clinic while the other one stayed over with me for a few days and handled my mother. We realized that we had passed the point of taking a pill. We had to go through an actual abortion. They would need to vacuum clean my uterus – and without parental consent, we managed to find a doctor who was willing to do it. I scheduled the abortion for a Saturday morning, it was one of the worst experiences of my life. I could feel stuff being sucked out of me and I could see all the contents (of my uterus) being pulped in a glass canister. I’ve never forgiven myself for it, it still haunts me. Because the abortion was so intense, I couldn’t get out of bed for a week. The bleeding continued for about a month. By the end of the experience, I swore off men and sex until I found the man I knew I wanted to marry.”

 – Anonymous

2. Teenage Pregnancies Are Terrifying As Hell

“I was only 16 years old when I finally came to accept my pregnancy. I had been living in denial for several months before that. I was so scared that I would let my family down and that they’d be disappointed in me. However, I told them and they were supportive and accepting of whatever decision I took. With a whole lot of counselling and understanding my options, I found a social worker who helped me out. I used to even make lists of what the pros and what the cons for my baby were. The decision was a tough one but it was extremely clear. I gave my child up for adoption to a beautiful set of parents and a loving home. I have no regrets about what I did for my birthson. I am now married and have children again and I also have a career which I’m grateful for.”

– Anonymous

3. All’s Well That Ends Well. Motherhood Is The Ultimate Happiness

“My husband and I got married at the very young age of 22. Within a couple of years, our families kept asking us about babies and although everyone else seemed so excited for us to procreate, the two of us were pretty clear on the fact that we never wanted kids. I never felt like a very maternal person and was never particularly fond of babies, thankfully my husband felt the same way. In fact, in all our years of marriage, we were so careful about using condoms to prevent any unwanted pregnancies. Imagine our surprise then when we found out that I was pregnant last year, after 8 years of marriage and in spite of using a condom. I was in complete shock and utter disbelief which progressed into anxiety and nervousness through out my pregnancy. However, to my surprise all that changed the day my baby girl was born. She really is the apple of our eye and my husband and I can’t get enough of her. Life has given us the best gift, even if it was an ‘accident’, I can’t help but feel extremely blessed.”

 – Anonymous

4. A Miscarriage Can Be Terrible For Any Mother

“I didn’t know I was pregnant until I had a miscarriage. I had been married for about five years and didn’t want a baby. And because of my PCOS condition, becoming pregnant was an issue so we didn’t use protection. One day I went to the washroom and was in excruciating pain and went to the doctor and she told me that it was a miscarriage. I have never felt that devastated in my life but my husband supported me through it. Even though we didn’t want a baby as such, losing it was heartbreaking. Now we are trying to have kids but haven’t been successful till now.”

– Anonymous

5. In The End, All Of It Works Out With A Little Effort

“I had been dating my boyfriend for eight years and we had spent a lot of time together. We had also been looking to get married for a while but it never seemed like the right time. That’s when I realised that I was pregnant. I used to have very erratic periods due to the many hormonal complications I had so didn’t even think it was strange that I didn’t get my periods for three months. When I took the pee test, I completely freaked out. I told my boyfriend and he too was really scared but supported me. We decided to abort the child because telling our parents wasn’t an option. We went to the doctor and got an ultrasound but then we heard the baby’s heartbeat. We actually heard her breathing, he already looked so big. Both of us just couldn’t go through with it and we decided to tell our parents. To our surprise, all of them took it really well and were REALLY excited to welcome a tiny human to our clan. We put a date on it and had a wedding within a month. Five months later our baby girl came into our lives and completely filled it with her laughter and giggles. We have never been happier.”

 – Anonymous

6. When You Are Lucky For A Third Time!

“I have had three unplanned pregnancies and it’s been a roller-coaster, to say the least. The first was when I was still a teenager, I was eighteen and it was a birth control failure. I decided to have an abortion. It wasn’t traumatic for me like it is for many. I do wish I didn’t have to go through it but it happened, it happened. The second one happened when my husband and I had already stopped trying for a baby. I went to the doctor and realized that I was three weeks in but it ended in a miscarriage in six weeks. This really got me and I was diagnosed with situational depression. It took me two weeks to heal due to complications when it should have taken two days. But God has a plan, I guess. The third one is in my tummy right now. He/she is kicking hard and I’m so excited to meet him/her. We stopped trying again and went on a vacation. When we got back we got a gift too.”

– Anonymous

7. Everyone’s Path Of Motherhood Is Different, So Every Mom’s Experience Is Unique

“I think everyone’s journey is different. I was in a long term relationship with my boyfriend but we are both complete no-baby people. We have two dogs who we love and our family is complete. I realized I was pregnant six weeks in and we both went to get the abortion. It was super painful and I cried through it all. He got me my fave takeout and we cuddled with the dogs and slept. I took off work for a couple of days and he did too. He was with me through it all and it was awful but heartwarming at the same time.”

– Anonymous

8. It Was Overwhelming At First

"It was very overwhelming at first. The weight of the ride life is getting ready to take you on, is enormous, when it's not planned. Most things in life though, generally never go the way we plan. The one thing I knew instantly when I found out, was that I was going to love this little person like nobody's business! From that day, I had the drive to protect them and put them above me in my decisions. I took each day one at a time. The resources I needed to be worked out. The medical care I needed was always available. My schedule after the baby came worked out. I was able to take a parenting class that was so helpful. I was never afraid to reach out and seek help or advice when I needed it. God provided many people and opportunities for the provision of all kinds as I navigated new motherhood. Family, friends, and Church family were all very supportive and provided available women to ask simple little questions like, what is the best diaper cream for a rash? Being a mom is one of the best blessings of my life and I would not trade it for anything. Here is a great resource for support and on answering some of those questions to get you started. I might not have planned my pregnancy but I'm so thankful for the experience."

– Anonymous

9. A Supportive Family Can Make Motherhood An Enriching Experience

"My cousin found herself in this exact place a couple of years ago. She got pregnant unexpectedly, and her parents did not even know she was dating at the time. She was so scared to tell her family and boyfriend, and although they were shocked at first everyone was so supportive of her throughout the entire process. Her beautiful baby girl is just over a year old, and the entire family loves her so much. My cousin is so thankful she chose to keep her beautiful baby even though she was so scared and unsure. If someone you know is in this position, please know there are so many resources that can help."

– Anonymous

10. Don’t Plan For The Child If You Are Not Financially Stable

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"I am 8 weeks pregnant and it's TOTALLY UNPLANNED and me and my boyfriend we're going to keep it but we decided that right now we are not financially responsible and we live in a one bedroom apartment!!! We decided to do an abortion pill. I'm not going to say have an abortion but if you are financially stable and emotionally and you have a good home and you feel that you are ready, then go for it. But whatever you chose don't do it alone because the weight of all it will wear you down."

– Anonymous

11. Miscarriages Hurt…A Lot

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"I didn't realise I was pregnant until I miscarried. I was 17 and stupid. I thought unplanned pregnancies happened to other people, not me. I didn't tell anyone. I never went to the doctor. I didn't even tell the father. He still doesn't know. The only person I ever told the full story to is my current boyfriend. It came out in the toilet. I was extremely mentally ill at the time and was engaging in a lot of reckless behaviours including a lot of unprotected sex. The father, my ex-boyfriend, had recently dumped me. I had also been accused of lying about being raped (I wasn't lying) and I was afraid of being accused of lying about being pregnant too, so I never told anyone. I named the baby Charlie because I don't know if it was a boy or a girl. I still can't say the words "I miscarried" out loud. When I told my boyfriend, I had to write it down and show him and had to make him promise never to bring it up again. It's so hard to talk about. Miscarriages hurt. A LOT. And there's "¦ tissue. Sometimes you can see the partly formed embryo. It's graphics and horrible. So much blood and pain. It's like being in labour, complete with contractions and cervix dilation and total relief when the tissue finally gets through. For those who have experienced childbirth but not a miscarriage, I'd say my miscarriages (both about the 6-week development mark) were equivalent in pain to be 4 cm dilated in active labour."

– Anonymous

12. My Child Is My Biggest Gift!

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"I found out I was 5 months pregnant at 18. I was on the pill and my boyfriend worked away so was totally unexpected. I was devastated. My family was quietly disappointed. The dad was initially pleased but irresponsible. I ended up living with his grandmother as she was the only real support I had. My daughter turned 7 this year and she has been the making of me. I had a reason to do well in life and be a good person. Because of her I did my nurse training, moved to a new town and we are genuinely best friends. I have never met such a kind-hearted, beautiful little girl and I strive to be a better person and do her proud."

– Anonymous

13. My First Kid Was Birth Control Failure, But I Don’t Regret It

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"I have had three. The first one, I was 19 and it was a birth control failure. Plan B was a pain in the ass to get back then. It wasn't just going to the drug store and pulling off a shelf. Took my chances. I ended up pregnant and decided to get an abortion. This wasn't a traumatic experience for me. It was, what it was. I wish I didn't have to do it, but life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. The second one, last year. Husband and I weren't trying anymore. The baby was wanted. Ended in a missed miscarriage at 6 weeks. I didn't know until I went to the OB thinking I was 10 weeks. D&C performed but had some complications. Needed a full lap exploration. Took me 2 weeks to heal when it should've only taken 2 days. This was a bit traumatic, but I made it through with minimal mental fuckery. Situational depression mostly. Third one, 29 almost 30 weeks. She's kicking my ribs currently. Husband and I stopped trying again. Went to Europe, came home with this stowaway. Due in March!"

– Anonymous

14. Own What Is Best For You First

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"I told my amazing boyfriend (we are long-term committed but both are a no on a baby), and he immediately came over with a bag of every brand of test. This helped him get over his disbelief and accept the reality of the situation. I then called PP and scheduled an abortion as soon as I could medically receive one. He took me, it was still awful, he fed me my favorite take out, and tucked me into bed for the rest of the day. He's now snipped and life is good. I think everyone's path is different. I never had a doubt about what to do; I just hated that I got myself in the position. Own what is best for YOU first."

– Anonymous

15. It Was Panic…In The Beginning. Parenthood Is A Big Responsibility

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"It was panic, partly because I did NOT want a child, because I was 19 and still living with my mom, and because I had only been dating my boyfriend for 3 months. I thought for sure that my mom was going to freak out, as she usually did, but she calmly asked what I was going to do and supported me. My lovely boyfriend sat there with me and supported me all the same. I made an appointment to have an abortion. Then, I miscarried. I felt lucky, and a little sad, but okay. We discovered that my birth control was expired."

– Anonymous