Hello, my name is Mallory; I am 31 and currently pregnant with my first child. I am in a tough position, as the baby’s father has been very clear that he will have nothing to do with me or the child whatsoever. Although he wants to be removed, he has also threatened and harassed me, pushing to terminate the pregnancy. As much as I try to focus on my own needs, this is very difficult both mentally and emotionally.
I am not in the financial position to care for a child completely on my own, but I know with some help I can get set up to do a good job. I am asking for money to help me get situated before/after baby comes, so I can properly provide. I feel this is unfair as it should partially be the responsibility of the father, but this is the reality of my situation.
I currently live alone in a separate state from my family and friends. They are emotionally supportive, but do not have financial means to support with money. I would like to move back home, but am unable to afford the move on my own. I have about $12k debt that I really hope to pay off before giving birth, so I can fully focus my resources on the baby as it deserves.
Money that I do receive will go toward:
-Paying off debt
-Moving home to be around family/friends (and away from the baby’s father)
-Maternity leave (my company offers partial leave, but full leave includes unpaid time that I can not afford to take)
-Childcare for when I do return to work, so I can continue working full time
-Hospital bills from giving birth
Thank your for taking time to read my story, and if you are able to support I greatly greatly appreciate it!!