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pregnant at 16
Member Name: emmadoom
Advantages: i am young enough to enjoy my son and be active with him
Disadvantages: i missed a lot of my youth to look after my son properly
i was only 16 when i became pregnant and it was not planned. My initial reaction was to try and have an abortion as quick as i could before anyone found out i was shell shocked. After time to think things through properly i decided that an abortion was not what i wanted just a knee jerk reaction. When i look back i cannot even believe it myself that i considered an abortion.
i was very lucky to have a supportive family who have helped me tremendously with emotional support and advice. Although they were very shocked when i told them they were quick to support me whatever my decision. My son is now 13 and i know i made the right choice by having him and i have always strived to provide a very good life for him. I struggled at first with other peoples opinions which they were very vocal with! and with everybody gossiping about me behind my back. I still get people be very rude to me when they find out how old i am and figure it out themselves how young i was when i had him.
I think people are wrong to judge me as a parent because of my age, i gave up a lot to have my son and i think because many people thought i couldnt be a good parent (because of age) it made me even more determined to prove i am a good mum.
I would not advise any teenager to get pregnant at all as i think they should be out living there life first before having babies but please do not judge us all without knowing everybodies individual personal circumstances first
i would not have changed what happened for anything in the world my son makes me very proud to be his mum.
Summary: dont be so quick to judge people
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