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    Hi my name is Claire and i am currently 8 and a half months pregnant .I’ve gone through this pregnancy alone as the father is not interested in being a part of his sons life.

    Feeling very scared and nervous about being a single mum .

    Anyone else been in a similar situation ?

    Thanks Claire x

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    Hi Claire,

    I haven’t been in that situation, although I did feel alone I did live in the same house as my ex at the time, just in different I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it must be.

    But you’ve got this. You’ve come this far. You will do this and you can do this.

    Being a single mum is hard. My son is 1 year old now and I would like to tell you it gets easier – because from my experience it doesn’t. What I can tell you is that you will love your child more than you will ever begin to imagine and you wont have to share him with anyone! Extra cuddles for you 😊

    Make sure you access all the help you can get and try keep family/friends close for support.

    I’m here if you ever want to chat xx

    Take care! Exciting times ahead x


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    Not been in the same situation but found my self to be a single mum twice,I’ve really brought my children up single handed from day one,it’s a scary thought but one I took on as a challenge,it’s great,you get all the love,make all the decisions having lots of fun on the way,it’s hard but being a mum is hard if single or not,but one thing I’ve realised is that I can do so much for myself,don’t rely on a man to fix things,I have raised 3 very strong independent children,who all respect me,have strong values,we are a strong unit,single parents rock xx

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    Hi Claire,

    You’re a little ahead of me (I’m just under 9 weeks) but I am in the exact same position as you.

    21, single and pregnant with my first child and very scared as to what the next few years will bring me! However one thing I can say in my opinion is that we are so brave for making the decisions we have made. When we have felt like we’re the only ones in the world in this position we are still troopering through and super excited to meet our babies!

    Massive good luck on your birth and hope the journey of motherhood is a beautiful one for you,


    abbie x

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    hi Claire, 

    i’m 30 weeks pregnant and also single. My partner broke up with me 4 weeks ago, he never wanted to have a family and he said that from the start, he did however say he would stand by me, however after months of arguments and him telling me I have ruined everything by keeping our baby he finally walked away. I hope he will be involved in her life but I don’t expect anything anymore. It’s hard the thought of doing this alone but i’m Sure it will be very rewarding at the same time.

    Just got to take each day at a time and hope that it will get easier in time.

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