How we really felt

when we found out we were pregnant...


I still remember the day so vividly. I was two days late for my period... No big deal, right? Except, I just had a feeling I wasn't just late. I told my boyfriend and we went to the store and got two pregnancy tests.

I kept telling myself, no... I can't be, it will all be fine, and we'll laugh about it when it comes back as negative.

Test one was positive. I got so worried and convinced myself that it was just a cheap test and it was likely wrong, so an hour later I took the second. Again, positive. My boyfriend was getting excited... Me? I was terrified but had a tiny bit of excitement refusing to show.

I was only 20, my boyfriend was 22. We both still lived with our parents and had only been together around 15 months. We were both the 'babies' of our families and I was just so worried, a million thoughts going through my mind. What will people think? Where will we live? We're still so young!

Still, I refused to believe these tests, the next day we went and bought two more tests. The ones that also show how far along you are… All 5 tests taken, all positive and indicating I was 3 weeks pregnant.

I spent a long while crying, just thinking of living arrangements and what people will say. My boyfriend on the other hand was over the moon! Deep-down, so was I... I had always dreamed of being a Mum and had it not been the fact that we were young and still living with parents, my reaction would have been so much more positive…

After we told our families, they were so excited and supportive. We ended up moving into our own home when I was 6 months pregnant. All that worrying for absolutely nothing! Things all work out in the end.

Our baby boy is now 10 months old, we have our own little home, and everything couldn't have worked out much better.

Kerry. UK


When I found out I was pregnant, let’s say it was a bit of shock! We were not trying at all for a baby, I don’t like the word accident as it makes her feel unloved, but I guess that’s what it was.

My partner and I had been together four years at this point, we were buying a house, a new car and had the trip of a lifetime planned to Thailand as well as my best friend’s hen do and wedding. I’m not ashamed to say I burst into tears and felt terrified as I was very excited for our year ahead.

Turns out this pregnancy was a blessing in disguise. My mum, who had recently passed away, was a midwife and had left me a letter detailing pregnancy, babies and birth and it helped me feel close to her.

We still had a fantastic year and changed our trip to Thailand for an all-inclusive five-star resort in Rhodes instead! After a very easy pregnancy, our little girl ended up arriving 9 weeks early, so it also turned in to the worst year of my life as well as the best. 84 days in hospital, a stay in ICU for me and one major surgery for her and we were all home safe and well. A bit crazy to say the least!

Emily. Wales


I fell pregnant with my second baby when my first was only 3 months old!

To say I was overwhelmed was an understatement. I cried multiple night as I thought I was selfish for bringing another baby into our family when my little girl had hardly had any time to be our only baby.

I didn’t completely accept the pregnancy until I was about 4-5 months old and I could feel my baby boy moving and kicking!

My babies are now 12 months and 5 days apart. I have a 19-month-old daughter and a 7-month-old son, and I’m beyond in love now.

Saraya. Australia


Shocked, nervous, scared, surreal. I took about 6 pregnancy tests to make sure it was definitely happening... I felt like it was the wrong time. We had just put every single dollar we had saved up into buying an investment property (which also needed more money spent to fix up) when I found out. So, money was a huge factor as people say babies cost a fortune! 

But, she's here now and is 2 months old and I have managed perfectly fine. Those smiles she gives me make the worry go away!

Christina. Australia


How I really felt when I found out I was pregnant for the first time was shocked, and afraid. I’ve babysat and cared for many babies and kids but to have my own; that was different territory. 

One thing I knew from when I was young was that I love children. I always wanted to be a mother. I am nurturing and I love children and animals, but I was unsure if I was truly ready to become a mother. I decided I better get ready because it was happening…

Almost 5 years and 2 more kids later it’s everything I’ve ever wanted!

Deanna. UK