Unplanned Pregnancy

My Version of 'Knocked Up'

Meagan Jukes | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Parents
Meagan Jukes

Almost a year ago today I found out I was pregnant. As you can tell from the title, my pregnancy was unplanned. VERY unplanned. I say 'very' with umph because in my heart of hearts I do not think I was ready...

Pregnant With an Alien

Louise Parry | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Parents
Louise Parry

In the first few months of my pregnancy I became almost convinced that I wasn't actually pregnant with a human baby...

It's Okay to Not Be Okay

Lisa Ryan | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Ryan

How do you know you're really ready to be a parent? Is there a point in life where it clicks in your head and says "Yes, now you've ticked all the boxes so here you go, one child coming up!"? Or are we ever really ready for all the different things that come with being pregnant, giving birth and raising a child?

Women In Their 30s And 40s Are More Likely To Have Unplanned Pregnancy At Xmas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas presents aren't the only thing women in their 30s and 40s may be receiving this year - according to a leading charity, it's the time of year...

'Tis the Season to be Finger Wagging at Women

Clare Murphy | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Murphy

We see women who have become pregnant not long after giving birth, not realising how quickly fertility returned, or after misinformation about the protection breastfeeding provides against pregnancy. Sadly we also see women who simply haven't been able to negotiate contraceptive use with a reluctant partner, as well as women for whom a much wanted pregnancy is no longer possible after a dramatic change in personal circumstances. A recently conducted audit of all women contacting bpas for advice in 2011 found nearly two thirds were using contraception, including condoms, pills, patches and coils, when they became pregnant.

Who's the Daddy? - Part 2

Lana Citron | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Over lunch we discussed the concept of having a baby together. Our instincts seem to be in synch and the situation though scary, (we only met six months ago) for want of verb 'smelled' good.

Why I'm Proud to Be an Abortion Doctor

A BPAS doctor | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Politics
A BPAS doctor

I work for BPAS, the UK's largest abortion provider, talking to women about and performing abortions up to the legal limit every day. Someone has written that a woman wants an abortion like an animal stuck in a trap wants to chew its leg off. While the imagery is melodramatic, it conveys the panic and stress an unplanned pregnancy can impose. It also communicates something of the relief experienced by women after their abortion; this is one of the things that make being an abortion provider so very rewarding.