Monday, July 10, 2017

Mother Tried to Abort But the Abortion Failed, Now She Absolutely Loves Her Son

Kirsten Hay wants struggling young moms to know that there are people willing to help when they feel all alone.

Hay, who became pregnant at age 19, knows from personal experience. She said she tried to abort her son and, when her son survived, struggled with severe postpartum depression . . .

But today, the Scottish mom said she loves her son, Oscar, so much and cannot imagine life without him. She said she and Oscar are doing well because they received good support from people around them.

Hay said she learned she was pregnant with Oscar when she was just 19 years old and not ready to parent. At about 12 weeks of pregnancy, Hay said she had an abortion; but the procedure failed and Oscar survived. . . .

She described having dark thoughts throughout her pregnancy and into the first few years of Oscar’s life. Hay said she did not bond with her son when he was born, and her doctor diagnosed her with postpartum psychosis.

“I started to have these hallucinations and really vivid dreams about jumping off a cliff and I’d be holding Oscar,” she said. “The worst one was I would jump off a bridge and then hold Oscar under the water. I tried to kill myself once. Just thinking about it now makes me feel sick.”

Hay said she was hospitalized twice when Oscar was an infant. But because she sought help, she eventually recovered. Now, she said she feels “so awful and so guilty” for ever thinking about killing her son.

“I can’t imagine my life without him. He’s a happy wee boy, and his imagination is absolutely wild,” Hay said.

She shared her story publicly to encourage other struggling moms to find help.

“I never ever thought I would get to where I am but that’s why I would encourage any mum feeling even a little bit of what I was to not just dismiss it as baby blues, speak to someone. …”

Hay said women need to know that there is support available for them and their babies. . . . Read More

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