Is there a board or site for abuse survivors?

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Registered: 09-08-2011
Is there a board or site for abuse survivors?
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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 6:45pm

I'm hesistant to post this, but I was hoping someone would know. I've seen boards for lots of situations. Has anyone found a TTC board (on this website or another) for abuse survivors? Most people just talk about the positive aspects of bringing a baby into this world. But, for people with troubling pasts, it's a different discussion.

I love my husband, I've known him almost 3 years and he's changed my life. I'm not in a bad situation now. But everyone has skeletons in their closet. My kids were not conceived under ideal circumstances. Thinking about getting pregnant again brings up some memories I don't know how to deal with. And to be honest, my husband doesn't know how to deal with me either when I'm upset.

Has anyone found another source of support? I've found lots of survivor networks online, but nothing specifically geared toward TTC.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Registered: 09-08-2011
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 4:51pm

Thanks. I know about sites like that. I was just hoping someone had one relating to TTC. I don't want to talk to a counselor. It's been years. It's just that my children are the result of unwanted pregnancies, so it's a little hard to wrap my head around wanting a pregnancy. I'll figure it out.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

Avatar for Cmmelissa
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 3:57pm

We do have some boards that can probably relate to some of the feelings you are struggling with:

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Recognizing-Dealing-with/ct-p/iv-rldomesting

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Sexual-Abuse-Healing/ct-p/iv-bhsexabuse

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder/ct-p/iv-bhptsd

It can be hard to get past all that happened to you.

Avatar for duchessdina
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Registered: 03-08-2011
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 2:52pm
I'm sorry I don't really have an answer to your question about TTC boards for your situation. I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for whatever happened to you in your past and hope you have a positive experience this time around. I hope you find the help group you're looking for.

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