"Siobhán's" story is a real testimonial taken from the booklet "in her SHOES. women of the 8th", published by the In Her Shoes – Women of the Eighth Facebook page.
All informants and stories in this project have been anonymised. All names are changed.
When I found out I was pregnant I really felt the bottom had dropped out of my world. With two kids, both with a myriad of issues, no money, and being in a turbulent relationship, I knew that I didn't want a third child.
I continuously felt on the end of my rope. Already before the pregnancy my life was incredibly stressful; one of my kids has special needs and requires a huge amount of extra care. I was constantly drained. A baby was just out of the question.