Im so scared, I am 27 years old, I have worked full time for 10 years in various job roles, in January this year I decided I would like to study and obtain a qualification so I did a 10 week course in aged care, I took 2 weeks off between finishing work and starting it so 3 months in total. I just finished my placement Monday and I am looking for work but I have just recently found out I am 5-6 weeks pregnant!!
Im so confused and scared, it is completely unplanned, I have been with my partner for 9 years and engaged for less than a year. My main concern with this pregnancy is financially, I dont know how on earth we can make it work! He has a good job and has just been given a permanent full time position starting July, I will hopefully gain employment in the next month, which means we are going to have to save like crazy, we have no savings currently, due to my 3 month gap I am not going to be eligible to any government paid maternity leave, or any maternity leave from my new employer, centrelink (which I have never claimed in my life) have advised me I will get about $219 a fortnight from them. I dont know how on earth we are going to manage or afford it and we are so unbelievably torn in relation to what decision to make. We have a great relationship and my partner is so supportive but he is leaving the decision up to me.
We dont have a good car, we are renting, I have credit cards, he has a personal loan I just dont think it is feasible at this stage in our lives when things are only starting to look up for us to bring a child in to such an unstable environment.
Any advise or information anyone could provide me would be greatly appreciated!