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20 Aug 2007

Is termination possible at 24 weeks
am 24 weeks pregnant and only found out on Saturday.

I already have 3 kids and cannot afford to have another as I have

Just bought a house and now have a bond to pay.

I am so stressed – I have not told anybody – not even my partner.

I cannot cope emotionally with 3 kids so I definetly do not want another baby.

I have considered abortion as my 1st alternative however I was advised by the

Marie-stopes clinic that this cannot be done.

I was extra careful after my last pregnancy with no contraception

So I cannot understand how this happened. I have had no symptoms

Which is why I did not realize that I could be pregnant until a week ago

When I felt fluttering movements.

All 3 previous pregnancies were the same – I only found out after 20 weeks –

My last I found out when I was 27 weeks.

I am so depressed – I feel suicidal as I REALLY cannot afford another baby.



Please give me some advise on what to do.

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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It is too late for a termination. You could consider adoption. Try discussing the situation with a social worker or counsellor.

Best wishes
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