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Member Name: daadr
Date: 10/08/09, updated on 10/08/09 (218 review reads)
Advantages: If you have money, long term partner, and a lot of love and time then no reason to be worried!
Disadvantages: There are too many teenagers getting pregnant to get a free house and free money!
- Teenage Pregnancy -
I am a teenage mother (18 years old) I fell pregnant whilst I was still 17. I have been with my partner over 2 years and it was a shock when we found out that I was pregnant (took a while to sink in!) I had always wanted to be a hairdresser so was working in a top high street hairdressers at the time and was completing my NVQ. I decided that the long hours I was working weren't going to work around a baby if I was going to be a mother who would care for my own child as much as I can, so left the job and am currently carrying on finishing off my Level 2 hairdressing at college and plan to get a job as soon as becomes possible to work around our baby.
My partner works a lot of hours and has a mortgage on a flat he bought last year (which I am very proud of him for, as he is only 21!) which we now live in as a little family. The two of us decided to change our lives for the baby as we want to be great parents, we both sold our own cars and bought a family car together with the money (A renault Scenic).
Everyone always spoke of how difficult pregnancy is (which i had always been worried about) but to be honest I didn't find it too bad, I enjoyed being pregnant but as I am young (and probably look younger) was worried about what people would say or think of my bump! I did get terrible back ache throughout the pregnancy, and towards the end I had trouble sleeping at night (especially turning over!!) and even had to have some help getting up from the floor if i sat down, nothing too bad though.
I expected to get very fat throughout pregnancy, but only my belly grew bigger which I was pleased about, I did suffer with a lot of stretch marks on my belly, but they are gradually fading away now my baby is here.
I was most scared about giving birth! The more I thought about it and the nearer the due date got, the more worried I became! I was due on the 8th of June..... But a VERY stressful 9 days later (17th June) I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. The labour was 16 hours in total, and the contractions were awful (much more painful than I had ever imagined) I had to be rushed in an ambulance during the 16 hour labour (I'm sure I was going to give birth in that ambulance!) And had a terribly painful time when she was coming out! It was worse than I had in mind! But so worth every bit.
In my case of teenage pregnancy I think that I did the right thing to go through with it all as I am in a stable long term relationship, both families all behind us, a lovely home and have a manageable income due to my partner working. Our daughter will have a lot of love and time spent with her which I think will be a lovely upbringing.
I do not think teenagers who become pregnant without any money of their own or any stability should go through with a pregnancy as it would probably not be a very nice upbringing for the child which in my opinion is very unfair on an innocent child. I think a lot more information about contraception needs to be told to teenagers everywhere! Thats my own review (not in full detail due to privacy) of what I have personally been through in my teenage pregnancy, and what I think of teenage pregnancies.
Summary: Not always a bad thing in any means