A mum-to-be has revealed what it was like to discover she was pregnant after embarking on a fling with a man she met on Tinder
After getting out of a serious two-year relationship, Rebecca decided she wanted to keep things casual for a little while.
She signed up to Tinder and started having sex with a man she met on the dating app – no strings attached.
With only one working ovary, Rebecca, who is in her mid-30s, didn’t think it was possible for her to conceive, so she worried very little about contraception.
However upon discovering her Tinder fling had gotten her pregnant, she soon learned how “naive” she’d been about it all.
Speaking to 9Honey, Rebecca revealed what it was like to discover she was six weeks pregnant, by a man she barely knew.
She said: “I thought I couldn’t get pregnant, so we used the withdrawal method, and he was aware I wasn’t on anything.
“I must have fallen pregnant straight away. He was the first person I called, I was in tears feeling overwhelmed with emotions.”
The conversation that followed didn’t go quite as Rebecca had hoped.
She says he asked what she was going to “do with it” and without thinking she said told him she would have an abortion as she barely knew him and the idea of becoming a mother “scared” her.
The man seemed pleased about her decision.
However after mulling it over, the mum-to-be had a change of heart.
“I woke the next day thinking this has happened for a reason and I really want to have this baby, it felt like a blessing,” she explained.
She rang the father once more to tell him she wanted to keep the baby, but he was “really angry” about her decision.
Having already got three children of his own from a previous relationship, the man wasn’t keen to have anymore and claims he couldn’t “afford” the responsibility.
So he told her to get rid of it.
But she had made up her mind, she was going to have the baby and would raise the little one as a single mother.
Now seven months pregnant, Rebecca says she’s heard from the man twice since she announced her big news.
“It’s upsetting that he doesn’t want anything to do with his baby,” she added.
“The hardest part is going to the ultrasounds and doctor’s appointments alone. No loving partner to hold your hand. I would burst into tears after every appointment.”
Despite not having the father’s, Rebecca says many others have rallied around to help her during her time of need and it’s only made her more “determined” to be the best mother she can be.