Hello there, I currently live in New York City and I have recently discovered that I am pregnant. I have been with my boyfriend for many months and love him dearly. Even with all our preventative measures, I am in fact pregnant. Of course we are both scared, and as much as I love him, I know he will not be able to financially support me. I do not blame him and I am not asking him for anything except to support my decision to keep this child. I have always been one who takes what life gives me. Now, life is giving me a baby, which will be my priority. Everyone I am surrouded by in this high paced, individualistic, "single life stamina" city is telling me not to keep it (and no I am not talking about adoption). I understand where they are coming from, but I cannot wrap my head around abortion. I would never judge another woman who would choose that route, but it is not for me. I don't know how I am going to support this baby all by myself, but I will find a way. I have no family living near me, and therefore will really be on my own with this. I don't even know how I am going to find work during the first couple years as I am sure I cannot afford daycare (I am currently an accountant, but I will have to give up my job). I know it takes a community to raise a child - this is where you come in. What I most need help with are pregnancy and first year baby expenses (which I know is a lot). Please help support me and my decision to keep this child. Where there is a will, there is a way - and I am determined to find a way to do this.