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Support Circles on Sundays

Hey everyone,

We're going to be running support circles once a month on a Sunday! At the moment they run on Tuesdays, but for one of those Tuesdays, each month they will be running on a Sunday instead.

This next Sunday support circle will be on 26 November. If you'd like to come along, (sign up by completing the form here )
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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

Maisy is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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2 Years on from a tragic experience in my life and still hurts more than ever

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    This is hard to write but I need as much support as possible right now as its getting to me right now. So 2 years ago on the 19/3/15 in the early hours of the morning after being out for my 18th birthday I was involved in a serious car accident which led to me having a miscarriage. This has had a big impact on my life and I worry about the thought of getting pregnant again.

    ​Can being underweight effect the chances of getting pregnant? Can being underweight effect the chances of a baby surviving? These questions have been on my mind recently.

    ​Need as much support as possible right now

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    Sorry to hear that happened to you.
    I cant say I know how you're feeling but it must of been tramuatic and can understand it would impact you. And maybe a natural response to be fearful of pregnancies.
    But being underweight can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Are you thinking of getting pregnant soon? It would be a good idea to try and get to a healthy weight before trying to give best possible chances. And to start eating more healthy when being pregnant. But that being said I'm sure there have been healthy pregnancies when people are underweight.
    I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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    • #3
      Hi Shaunie. Thanks for the reply. Yeh its been hard and thanks for your information on being underweight and pregnant. I have a slight feeling I might already be pregnant again too be honest which is why I asked these questions.

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        Hey Laura,
        I know it's been a difficult time for you recently, having to relive all of these terrible memories whilst going through a lot of other crap too, it's not been easy on you, but you're so strong and you will pull through, I believe in you 💗 Being underweight may affect your pregnancy though so really try to get better, but I know you're doing you're best already, you can do this.
        Alice xx

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          Hey Pink and fluffy. Yeh its been difficult for me recently and I didn't really want to have to relive the terrible things in life but at the same time I felt it might help because then others can have help if they are going or have gone through something similar and I just felt it might help to let others know whats been going on for me! Thanks for saying I'm a strong person and I hope I can get through all of this but this has been the hardest thing for me to deal with in my whole life! I'm trying hard to get myself better. Ive got a scan tomorrow to find out if I'm pregnant again which I'm really worried about too be honest. Thanks Alice for having the confidence in me even I don't have the confidence in myself

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          • #6
            I hope your scan goes again tomorrow, are you going to take anyone with you to have it? xx

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            • #7
              Hi Pink and Fluffy x Thanks hopefully the scan will go ok, I don't know what I want the result to be right now too be honest, yeh my auntie said she will go with me,

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              • #8
                That's great 😊

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                • #9
                  Hey Laura,

                  Best of luck on your scan today. Feel free to update us on how it goes!

                  Wishing you the best,

                  - Mica

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                  • #10
                    hi all. Just come out of my scan and I'm 50/50 about the result I just got too be honest. I am indeed pregnant but right now I'm unsure if this is a good thing or not because of what happened 2 years ago!

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