Hello (: I don’t really know what I’m doing but I know I am not in a great financial spot! Thank you ahead of time for reading my story and thank you for anything you can do to help us!
I want to start by telling you about myself! I am 23 years old. I am currently attending college to get a bachelors in Marketing. The ultimate goal is to get a masters in design. I absolutely love designing logos, ads, shirts, etc. for businesses and individuals. I currently have a full time job doing accounting for a small business. I love my job, but it is not my forever career.
In August of 2022, I went through a traumatic experience. I was 35 weeks pregnant and had a high risk pregnancy starting at week 10. This was the first time I was pregnant and I was terrified through the entire experience. I had a great support system and an amazing team of doctors behind me. I was going to appointments every week sometimes twice a week. When I went to my appointment on August 25th I was told news what no mother wanted to hear. They told me there was no heartbeat and that I had lost the baby. I was told to go home and wait until a room was available for me. I was called to the hospital about 10 hours later and they medically induced me. I was in “labor” for 26 hours. I got to hold my baby for the next 12 hours and then I was sent home.
When I found out I was pregnant 2 weeks ago I was terrified and confused. I have been with my boyfriend for almost 5 years and I have been on birth control since I lost my last baby. When my boyfriend found out he was scared and decided he couldn’t go through another loss, so he decided if I was going to keep the baby that we needed to take some time apart so he could decide if this is what he really wanted. I stressed myself out so much that I was having bad pains and ended up in the hospital. When I was sent home from the hospital, I was put on bed rest for the next few months. This is not an ideal situation for a 23 year old trying to graduate college, working a full time job.
I know for a fact that I am going to do everything in my power to give this baby the best life that I can. I have been trying to find side jobs that I can do from home to make some extra money to cover the costs of my doctors appointments.
I don’t want to ask anyone for help or for money but being on bed rest I am limited on my options. Anything that anyone can do to help me would be greatly appreciated. Again, thank you for taking the time to read my story, and thank you for anything you can do to help me.