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Not the end of the world!
Member Name: MikeBorry
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A teenage pregnancy is never going to be ideal really is it? But that's life and if it happens it happens.
I am speaking from experience here, I had my first son at 15, he was born in May and I was 16 in the August.
I finished school through a specially run parent and baby group and sat my first GCSE a week after having my son.
There's so many options available if you do get pregnant whilst still at school so your education needn't suffer, mine didn't I passed my GCSE's with A's and B's, my results were probably better than if I hadn't of been pregnant because I actually went to school and not bunking off!!
Being a teenage mum isn't easy but I wouldn't say it's any different to if you were in you 20's/30's etc. At the end of the day, you still have a baby to look after no matter what your age.
People do tend to put you into the stereotypical teenage mum scenario, which is the chavvy Vicky Pollard way. But this isn't always the case.
My son's father was working and supporting us whilst I was still at school, my mum begged me not to move out so soon, but I wanted time to get used to the idea of having a baby and wanted to get everything ready before he was born not faff about with all that stuff later on!
I didn't have any problems during my pregnancy but was told he was likely to be a big baby! I went 12 days over my due date, when they finally sent me into hospital, after having swipes etc.. they decided to break my waters...... 18 hours later I needed a section, he was stuck! I was falling asleep with the pethedine and he was drowsy too so I was rushed into theatre.
He was born at 4.46 am and after a while in the recovery suite I was taken up to the ward. By 12pm I was ready to get up out of bed, the nurses advised me to stay put until later on, I was up and out of bed by 5pm! The nurses were shocked but I like to think I was young enough to recover quickly. A woman opposite me in the ward, had her baby 3 days before mine, natural delivery but had been sterilised after and she refused to get up!
I was home 2 days later and was fine.
Looking after a house and a new baby is never going to be easy but we all have to cope and as you get used to things everything just gets easier.
I wouldn't really recommend anyone get pregnant so young, but if you do remember it's not the end of the world!
I have gone on to have 2 more sons, one at 18 then other at 21 and they were no different to the first time around, except people didn't look down at me so much!
Friends will always be there for you, so don't worry about missing out on doing things, you'll have plenty of time for fun another time. I was a typical teenager before getting pregnant, hanging around parks, drinking etc, but when I found out I was having a baby none of that seemed to matter anymore anyway and I found it rather childish!
Summary: The same as any other.
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