A pregnancy test confirms that the child has claimed his right to be. But we still have so many other plans - a career, unfinished repair, a car loan has not been paid. These are some of the reasons why a pregnancy from joyful news turns into controversial thoughts - to keep a baby or not. Unplanned pregnancy is and will remain one of the most difficult questions to answer in the woman's life.
Recently, I made sure about this again, turning over the pages of our old photobooks with the mom. Our family was seen before my sister's birth in any black-and-white snapshot: me dressed in a lovely checked skirtalls, smiling towards the camera lens, a dad with a hairdo of groomed hair was characteristic to youth, smiling as well, and my mother with a very serious, hard-tempered expression on the face. “In this picture, my face expression is unhappy because I just found out that I'm pregnant,” she talks and laughs in her own right. It's good that now you can laugh about it, and it's really wonderful that we now are four instead of three, as in that black and white picture without a sister, we look something lonely. But still... Mom was emotional over it and doubted, as do hundreds of women every day. In more than a third of the cases they choose an abortion, such is the statistics in Latvia.
It happened so in my life that my husband left the family unexpectedly. It turned out that he did not want me or our children. I was left alone with two kids and I was pregnant with the third one. I do not know what would I have done without a job, without material support.
The acquaintances told me about the Crisis Pregnancy Centre. I did not hope that I could get any help, yet I contacted them. In the Crisis centre I met the understanding of my situation and kind attitude. They helped me with clothes for a baby, they gave me pram, bedclothes, blankets. Later, when my son had already grown a little, I also received bigger clothes, warm outfits.
A year ago my story with the Crisis Pregnancy Centre started. As if a line of a coincidences led me to Crisis centre home page krizescentrs.lv. I wanted very much to get involved in some way into the work of the centre and help somebody, so they would not do the big mistake I did 27 years ago, when I was just 18 years old and I had an abortion. During these years I was tortured by depression, feeling of inferiority, not accepting myself. As I found out later, the fact that the abortion is just a medical manipulation and you can live as nothing would not have happened, is not true. The abortion is interference into the plan of life, taking away life of a young person, who is trusted to you as your child, and after-abortion syndrome is natural.
By following the Crisis Pregnancy Center on social media you will get news updates regarding our work, regarding abortion-related questions. You will read exciting success stories and learn about experiences when someone had to make a tough decision.