My story…Chantelle and Jayden

Domestic violence cuts across race, creed and nationality.

Visit From the Stork

By Kimberly Bond 

Chantelle Penfold is 21, married and lives in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire but four years ago she was a victim of domestic abuse whilst pregnant. It may sound like a fairy tale, but this is real-life.

Here, Chantelle tells her story to VFTS about the abuse she suffered when she was pregnant with Jayden, who is now 3 and half. 

“I was an outgoing, bubbly confident young women when I was a teenager. I had close friends & family and a very supportive unit around me till I was 16 and ended up in a hostel and then my own place. When I was 17 I had to shock of my life- in march 2009 I found out I was pregnant, yep pregnant! It was amazing news and overwhelmed me as the nurse handed me that stick with 2 big bright pink lines.”

” I felt like collapsing and looked…

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