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Story of a Teen Mother (Anonymous)

August 23, 2010

Your Age: 19
Number of pregnancies and births: 3 pregnancies 1 birth.
The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 4 years postpartum

I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant,I was scared and did not know what to do. My boyfriend was very supportive and together we decided to keep our baby. My dad was always working, my mother did not live with us at the time and my siblings were always so busy with their lives that somehow I managed to get by my first 6 months of pregnancy before they even suspected anything. I finally decided to let my father know that I was 6 months pregnant with a baby boy and that I had decided to keep him.He was surprised but overall very supportive of my decision. After telling my father I let everyone else know what was going on. My mother and sisters were very upset with me and my decision but they got over it quickly. They all tried to make my last few months of pregnancy pleasant.Then on a warm day in June my son was born , he changed our lives for the best.He is a joy and just what we needed in our family.Having him at a young age wasnt easy for us at all: money was always and issue and we had to give up our teenage lives and grow up fast. Unfortunatley I carelessly became pregnant twice after having our son. We decided we both werent ready for any more children and decided to have an abortion.We have learned from our past and make sure we do not get pregnant again.I have been using Nuvaring for 2 years now. I have since then graduated High School I plan on going to college in Fall, My boyfriend is in college and a year shy of getting his associates degree. and yes we are still together and do not plan to have any more children any time soon. I hope my story isnt to badly written and that it makes some sense & please ask questions or comment if youd like.

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5 Responses to “Story of a Teen Mother (Anonymous)”

  1. Bryana Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I love your positive attitude, and I am very happy to hear that you and your boyfriend continue to succeed in school. I know, first hand, how difficult it is.
    I hope you do continue your education in the fall and congrats on your boyfriends associates degree!
    And you look beautiful by the way! :)

  2. Marz Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:27 am

    congratulations on your success so far. A lot of teen mothers can’t manage to complete or go further with their education. My hat’s off to you for having to make some very adult decisions at such a young age :)

  3. Karla Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    keep going girl! good to know that you are still studying and planning a better future not just for your baby but for yourself too! God bless you!

  4. Lisa Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    It was so nice to read that you had him on one warm day in June. That alone says you don’t regret him. You should be so proud of yourself for not letting having a child post pone your life or your boyfriends. You both are good role models for him. You sound like a good mother that loves her little boy very much!

  5. Anonymous Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you ladies so much for all the positive comments.

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