TEEN MOTHER? take this survey!!

Erica - posted on 04/09/2009 ( 717 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone, my name is Erica... I am doing a research paper on teen pregnancy and would like to ask a few questions i could hopefully get some feedack to. Teen mothers don't have to respond to this message.. it would also benefit me if mothers at different age ranges to participate in this... Thank you! feel free to be descriptive!



1) What age did you have your first child?





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?











5)What's the best thing about motherhood?











6) Is the father involved?







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?











8) Do you have a good job?







9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?







10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?







11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?









13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?











14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

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Shelby - posted on 01/27/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

got pregnant at 17, had her at 18



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

i was so scared, telling my parents, and knowing i was a single mom





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

i did, he still denies her and she's almost twp months, he wasn't there the whole time and i hope he will never be







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

nope, i was induced though a week early due to loss of amniotic fluid, but she we were both fine









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

knowing i'll always have her, she's all i need to keep me going in life









6) Is the father involved?

no, thank god.





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

my parents are the biggest help i could ask for, they do everything for me, they are the ones up at 4 in the morning so i can sleep when they have to be at work early, i couldn't thank them enough







8) Do you have a good job?

i dont work, i have so much right now, doing it alone, and i refuse to send her to a babysitter or daycare





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

nope, still finishing, i go in later so its not so stressful in the mornings





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

well i wouldnt know, but mommy :)



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

being a mom, but i miss being a teenager, you only get to do things once.







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no, my life is pretty good. i have lots of help and a wonderful daughter who is very healthy, nothing to complain about







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

i dont know, everyone is different, you experience things at your own willing, it's amazing being a mommy, but i wished i could've had the same daughter at a later age









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

hopefully married, with no more children for awhile. doing good and out of college, but who knows.

Kristen - posted on 01/27/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child? 19





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

i was scared but excited...





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

i did, we were already engaged and he had a 2 year old daughter already, he seems shocked at first then he got very excited







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

i had severe anemia, which wasnt a shock because im normally pretty anemic regularly.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

the was my son looks at me when he smiles, he loves me no matter what mistakes ive made previously in my life.









6) Is the father involved?

No, he chooses not to be





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Yes, my mo helps me alot. She lets me stay with her. I pay rent and help with the bills, but i wouldnt be able to afford a place on my own.









8) Do you have a good job?

I have a retail job that pays little more than minimum wage, but i am going back to college this year.





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

I had already graduated high school when i found out i was pregnant





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

i think its easier to be a dad





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

its not an easy thing to describe, but it would be the feeling i get when i look at him, i had never felt it before, id felt love but not lke this... when i look at him, i love him so much that my heart aches







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?



honestly yes, but i am taking steps to be able to provide better for my son like going back to school to get a degree





13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

dont let anyone make you feel stupid or like you made a mistake... you are a strong woman for being a mother... its not for everyone, and also that things never actually get easier, they just get different...









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Well, with a 5/ 10 year old, and doing everything in my power to give him the best opportunity possible.

Jessica - posted on 01/27/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

i was 15 when i got prego and i had just turned 16 when i had the twins



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?



scared, i cried alot i lost my father he wouldn't talk to me anymore and that lasted about four years...



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?



yes, i told him over the phone cause he had sent me back to live with my mother a week before i found out i was prego. he was pissed and wanted me to abored my baby but i said no so we didnt speak to each other for four years





4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?





yes, really bad morning sick ness everyday all day long i couldn't eat or drink i really couldnt keep anythin down so they put me in the hospital. other colds and flus..



5)What's the best thing about motherhood?



just being with my boys and watching grow up ♥







6) Is the father involved?



no, my kids have two different fathers and both are not around nor do they want to come around



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?



yes, my family helps me alot without them it would be even harder on me

they babysit sometimes,give my kids and i a place to live bill free,clothes,food and other needs







8) Do you have a good job?



no, my family does not want me to work just go to college



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?



no, i've stayed in school and graduated now im in college working my way up



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?



a dad, cause they can just go to work and come home

the mother is thte one who is the mom/dad and house keeper

a mother always wears many hats kinda like a jack of all trades ;)



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?



wow....i've thought about this many times and it always come down to i would be doing what im doing now just always out and about..i would have a relationship,job and my own apt..but as much as i would like all of that i can not really see myself without my kids their are my sun,moon and whole world





12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?



yes in school just a bit but better time management on my part would help





13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?





stay in school and keep with it cause when you make things good for yourself then you make things even better for your kids





14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

i hope to see myself on my own working in the hospital

to support my kids by myself :)

Lizzy - posted on 01/27/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?19





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?



excited and scared



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes he came with and was speechless







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?



high blood pressure







5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

everything being amazed by everything he does everyday .. how his little smile makes everything better no matter what ...









6) Is the father involved?



yes



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

yes they are very supportive and help how ever they can









8) Do you have a good job?

im not working at the moment but im going back to school and looking for a job





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

no i finished highschool before i got pregnant i just need some upgrades so i can go to post secondary





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Dad





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?



too much





12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

sort of ... depends on how you look at it i geuss and i the father acctually understood that you acctually have to earn money







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

enjoy every moment and do the best you can









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?



on my own .... job and school if not a career

LaWanda - posted on 01/27/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

18years



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

Scared, and excited





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

I showed him the pregnancy test. He was happy, and scared.







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

No, I had complications after birth. I started bleeding out after I gave birth to my little one. I had to have 7 pints of bleed put back in.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

The joys of seeing him smile and grow!









6) Is the father involved?

Yes, we are happily married!





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Kinda, my mom is open to watching the little one if or when we need help!









8) Do you have a good job?

I don't work, but my husband does!





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

No, I would like to go to college but I did have him after I finished High school.





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

While I have never been a dad so I think they are hard by themselves, I would not want to try being both!





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

The happy smiles he gives us daily!!!!







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

A little, but we get by.







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Parenthood is a great blessing but the hardest thing!









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Hopefully in a bigger place, with a little more money, maybe a few more little ones around the house! And happily married to my husband!!!!

Kelly - posted on 01/27/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

i was 16 years old



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

i was shocked and scared but after i felt happy





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes i told him, he was a arsehole about the whole thing didnt belive it was his and everythign







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?



didnt have any complications







5)What's the best thing about motherhood?



watching my lil boy learn new things and grow up and nowing i brought him in the world







6) Is the father involved?

he sees him now he has had his dna test and evrything but he dont help as much as he should





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?



my oarents are amazing they supported me the whole way through and still are helpign me to find a flat and giving me advice and answering my questions and my son adores them







8) Do you have a good job?

dont have a job at the moment i want to be a stay home mother for now





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

i got pregnant when i started year 11 and i stuck with it until 3 weeks before my due date and after i had him i went back to do all my exams





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

i think it depends on the parents but i would proberly say a dad has a easier job





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

the proud feeling you get when they learn something new or the amazing feeling of being a mum







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

i am fine how i am not struggling at all







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?



just do your best and its not as hard as people make out to be no matter how good of a parent you are you will love your child more than the world and its an amazing feeling to be a mum







14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

hopefully in a job supporting my son in our flat bringing him up the best i can

Becky - posted on 01/27/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

i was 18 years old



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

scared, worried about tlling my parents, after that was out of the way i felt excited at te thort of being a mum





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes i told the father, at first he was scared nd asked me to terminate the pregnancy (something i dont believe in) i gave him the option of leaving,and having nothing to do witjh us, or staying and helping me, he chose to stay had is now a brilliant father







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

doctors thort i had pre eclemsia, but it was just my son squeezing his cord haha









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

watching your child grow and develop, Luke come out with the funniest sayings, an i just feel so proud







6) Is the father involved?

yes, we live together now (nearly 3 years) and have been together for almost 5 years





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

me and my partner both work full time, so Luke goes to nursery all week, his nan picks him up on a friday, and my parents have him on saturdays









8) Do you have a good job?

i have a job, wouldnt call it a good one but it pays the bills





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

i had just started my second year at college, an i had to leave, was the right desision, as i want happy there anyway, and would have probably left sooner or later





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

i think both parents have a hard job, maybe a bit more, the mum, but i think it depends on the parents and the child





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

the pride and love they give you. no one can love you as much as a child does







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

im not well of, but i dont think its as hard to be a mum as some people say. maybe because i only have one but....no i wouldt say we are struggling







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

to teen others id say, you can do whatever you want, and dont let ppl tell you otherwise. if smeone looks down their nose at you just keep walking with your head held high, knowing that you are doing a good job









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

marriesd, maybe anothe child, hopefully in a better job, but i quite like my life the way it is

Ashleigh - posted on 01/27/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

18 years old



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

scared but happy at the same time





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes, hes was so shock, he had pretty much the same reaction as me







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

no, only back pain but thats normal









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

watching my lil boy grow up









6) Is the father involved?

yes





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?











8) Do you have a good job?

not working yet babies to young





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

yes





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

mom





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

Just going out when ever i want







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Your babies need are always way more important than your own









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Living in my own house with 1 or 2 more kids

working aswell

Kirsty - posted on 01/26/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

just after my 18th

2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

i was excited and a bit scared.. i cried wit my sisinlaw

3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

i told him with the test in my hand he was over the moon..

4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

no my pregnancy was a breeze... i had no morning sickness or anything.. i had some back pain cos i was working 10hr days..

5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

seeing my lil boy grow and learn new things also u learn things about urself n ur partner..

6) Is the father involved?

yes he is the best dad in the world.

7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

yes both parents are involoved and both familiess are there if we ever need anything..

8) Do you have a good job?

yes i am just back at work. my jobs is great.

9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

no i had already left because of my job.. i fell pregnant when my goirlfriends were doing their yr12(last yr of high school)

10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

um i dunno both have challenges.. i think a dad tho as they dont have to give birth or have the long sleepless nites.

11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

a beautiful lil boy and a different experience that i wouldnt want to miss..

12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no not struggling.. i am happy..

13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

to enjoy ur baby and not worry about wat other people say and to just block out everyones shit.. enjoy ur pregnancy...

14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years

with a lot more kids and our house to be paid off a lil more and be comfortable... oh and married... we are committed to each other but havent yet set a date to b married..

Kelly - posted on 01/26/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

found out when i was 16 had her 2 weeks after my 17th bday



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

Scared.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes, he was ecstatic.. he wanted one but i was not ready.







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

None whatsoever.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

The joy you have brought into the world, the one person that can always make you smile no matter your mood.









6) Is the father involved?

Nope





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Yes my family is very important and they have supported me 110% as well as friends. My community has many resources to get help.









8) Do you have a good job?

I have a decent job but not enough hours to support myself and a child but my current boyfriend has a very good job.





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

Yes but went back to finish my GED through a program called parent enhancement program in my community who helps young mothers and now am starting classes at the local community college.





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Probably dad but i dont want the easy job i want to be there through thick and thin.





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

With college and expensive child care yes, state will only pay for your child care if your working not going to school.







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Try your hardest, ask for help, enjoy what you have, be the best mom you possibly can be.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Finished with nursing school or some kind of degree working married and being a wonderful mother :)

Cristal - posted on 01/26/2010

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1)What age did you have your first child?

I was 17 when i got pregnant and turned 18 a few days after.



2)What did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

SCARED!



3)Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes he went to the hospital with me, He was jumping up and down saying ima be a daddy(Happy)



4)Did you have any complications during the pregnancy? if so, what were they?

No Noun



5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Everything watching your baby grow.



6) Is the father involved?

Yes very much so we have our own place.



7) Does your parent's/family help out at all?if so how do they help? if no, are they other ways you get help?

Yes our parents and family help when ever we ask for it.



8)Do you have a good job?

=/ =) Im a stay at home mommy but the father of my baby/my husband joined the marines to support us.



9)Did you drop out of school? if so, is/was it difficult?

Yes but BEFORE i became pregnant, it is really difficult and for that same reason im going back!



10)Do you think its easier to be a mom or dad?

No



11)What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

a lot my baby is my life



12)Are you struggling? If yes, what would help you become more successful?

Kind of, going back to school and getting a job.(though i want to join the army)



13)What advice would you give to other mother/teen mothers out there?

its not easy make sure your ready babies cost a lot of money, but make sure you keep your head up and show your baby and everyone around you that you can make it.



14)Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

i believe a lot more stable great job with my family with maybe one more baby(in 10 years).

Emerald - posted on 01/23/2010

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) What age did you have your first child?

17yrs

2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

happy excited nervous b/c i didnt know how my parents was going to react or if i was gonna be a good mommy

3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

well i first told him over aim bc i kind of expected that i was pregnant and since i wasnt allowed to talk to him at all and i didnt want to wait to have to tell him in school the next day i told him over aim he was excited as well but also scared bc at the time he didnt have a job

4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

no not really except to usual tummy pains back pains

5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

seeing my son smile and knowing that he is happy

6) Is the father involved?

yes he is we got married when i was 6 months pregnant and we are still happily married

7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

yes both of our families help out my mom stays with the baby once in awhile so we can get some rest my dad helps us with getting deals and diapers food gas his mom helped with getting a car and financial stuff his dad let us live together so we can get married is brother let us stay in his studio when we had no place to go

8) Do you have a good job?

no i dont but i am looking for one

9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

no and it is hard my mind isalwas on my son and im beind in scool because of the 6 weeks

10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

dad bc they have this freedom its hard to explain the mother is more attached and more worried the father is like whatever

11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

im struggling financially it would really be helpful if the jobs would hurry up and ire me and if the gov. could hurry up as well i dont plan on stay w/ government for the rest of my life just until i can make it on my own

13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

dont give up school enjoy your child

14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

either graduated from college or almost graduated with a teaching degree my own house and off of government help

Stephii - posted on 01/23/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child? i found out i was preg wen i was 17 and had him at 17 obv





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant? i fainted i was soo nervous







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react? he was ther wen it happened he happend to b quite supportive until we left the docotrs thern he wa ringing everyone and he wasnt happy about it. he changed his mind at the first scan bcoz i sedthis baby is going no wer









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they? i had 2 bleeds one at 15 weeks and one at 7 months. i had very low blood blood pressure. i was severly aneamic and was popping hte iron tablets soo much so i idnt hav to hav the injections they hurt. i also had depression. less than a week after delivery i had an infection and then they thoguht i wa hemorging two days later.

the infection did not clear up for more than two months.











5)What's the best thing about motherhood? The rewards of loving a child, caring for them unconditionally... feeling a love like none other for your child... and watching them growing. and knowing they love you soo much











6) Is the father involved? he is but we are no longer together and is he alowd to cme anywer near me anymore due to court







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help? i live with my parents. and they help by taking my son on sat mournin for me to hav a lie in. they helped alot wen i was pregnat s i had no money. his fathers parents didnt help at all tbh











8) Do you have a good job? no i am a full time mother right now







9) Did you drop out of school? i dropped out of college. due tothe depression they wer not supportive







10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad? a dad at the beginning they can walk away if they soo wish. but a mother bcoz i think sumtimes a dad feels left out and a mum sees every babys first it can b tough







11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children? i dnt think i wud hav grown up as fast as i did,,, sumtiems id like to go out for a drink but i dnt miss it bcoz it actually saved me frm leading a crappy life. i still get a night out once in a while anyway.









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?no not really.









13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there? do what feels right for oyu and not to b pushed around and just stay storng bcoz oyur baby needs you. and dont b afraid to ask for help. and remeber you love your baby and they love you back and thts all th matters











14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years? maybe happily married with a couple mre sprogs jus enjoying life and bringing babies intothe world bcaused i wana b a midwife.



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Ash - posted on 01/23/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

17



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

i was shocked, speechless, amazed. i didnt think i could

get pregnant.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yea, i eventually told him. he said that he wasnt

the father.









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

not really. got really huge is all.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

that i created something so perfect. ♥









6) Is the father involved?

yes.





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

my mother helps my sister. the fathers mother helps. my mom watches her so i can spend time with the father.











8) Do you have a good job?

not yet, not old enough.





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

nope i graduated a week before i had her.





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

for me it would be the dad. at least he gets a whole nights sleep.





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

the feeling of a love stronger than any other. i couldnt imagine life without her.







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

yes, if her father wouldnt complain about always being tired. and if he would stop texting other girls =[







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

if you believe you can succeed you will. its hard but its worth seeing your childs face.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years? hopefully with a little boy married to my childrens father and a successful business owner.

Chantelle - posted on 01/22/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

first child 16 and expecting second child. due when i'm 19.



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

Excited but very scared.



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

He was there with me when i found out and he was happy but then left me a few weeks later.



4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

I had really low bp causing me to faint heaps.



5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Hearing my daughter calling me mummy and knowing that she needs me, Also all the kisses and cuddles i get from her :-)



6) Is the father involved?

No, not her biological dad. but my new partner is her dad now. She calls him dad and she doesn't know anything different.



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

My mother helps me out all the time - baby sitting, taking my daughter for a few hours a day so i can get some rest and Mum is just always there if and when i need her.



8) Do you have a good job?

Haven't got a job at the moment... Too many complications with this pregnancy.



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

No. Found out i was pregnant half way through year 11 and my school helped me get through the rest of the year and all of year 12 so i could graduate and give my daughter the best start :-)



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Dad. Especially with my daughter, she is always wanting to be with me.. Cant even go bathroom without her :-S



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

Nothing.



12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

No. I have my partner who helps me with everything i need help with. And he is there for me even when i don't ask for the help :-)



13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Don't be affraid to ask for help! Especially if you are feeling depressed. Its the worst thing to go through by yourself.!! There is support out there for you, you just have to ask for it. Talk to your GP or child health nurse and they can help you find supports.



14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Living happily with my 2 (maybe 3) kids and my partner doing what we love doing best :-)

Crystal - posted on 01/22/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

17





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

very shocked







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes i did, he said he would come see me, but wanted me to get an abortion









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

I went through alot of stress with my babys father, and it caused alot of stress on my baby so we were for ever in hospital











5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

I dont think there is just one best thing about motherhood, but i love it when i make my baby smile











6) Is the father involved?

nope hes with hes other 2 kids







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Yes my family and freinds are such a great help, if im short on money my parents help me out, my dads freind just gave me a near new designer lounge











8) Do you have a good job?

Bein a mother is the best, and most rewaring job there is :)





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

i was already dopped out before i found out







10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Depends some dads are really involved in bein a good parent, but others not..







11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

I dont really think about that but i do miss, bein able to just go somewhere with out having to pack all this stuff up









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

I wouldnt say im struggling atm, but i will be going to study soon..









13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Hold your head up high if u raising ur child the best u can, no one can judge you for that, and allways do whats best for ur child and put them first..











14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Hopefully owning my own house, have my car paid off, maybe another baby, and hopefully a good man

Carah - posted on 01/22/2010

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#1 at age 18

#2 a little nervous cuz i was afraid of telling my parents

#3 i didnt tell my father...he made me take a home pregnancy test

#4 no i did not have any complications during pregnancy it all when fine

#5 watching my little girl grow and learning things

#6 yes the father is involved

#7 yes my friends and family help by..helping me buy formula and diapers and etc.

#8 no i dont have a job right at this moment

#9 yes i droped out of school so i can take of my daughter

#10 its a little bit easy being a mom but it can be stressful at times

#11 watching them grow up and just taking care of them and just love them

#12 no i am not struggling

#13 make sure u love your children like there isn't no tomorrow

#14 probably getting older and seeing my daughter learning a bunch of new things

Donna - posted on 01/22/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

18



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

Extatic, but scared at the same time.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes he was with me when i found out, he cried lol ... he was thrilled.







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

I had symphisis pubis dysfunction, this was unbelievably painful i couldnt walk with out moaning in pain.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Knowing how much she loves me, and seeing her laugh and smile.









6) Is the father involved?

Yes very, we live together.





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Yeah my family help whenever they can, i am coping quite well with jessica, and her father is always here for me, so i dont really need that much help, Jessica is a very good baby.









8) Do you have a good job?

No i am unemployed





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

No





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Probably a mum, you have all this love for your baby as soon as you know your pregnant but a dad has to earn it.





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

A whole world or happiness and opportunities, its amazing how much you can get from your child.







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

No







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Keep your chin up when things get hard. At the end of the day the only thing that matters is you and you babys happines.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Hopefully in a big house with a few more lil-uns lol x

Tina - posted on 01/22/2010

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1. 18

2. happy

3. yes.. he was happy

4. not really i had preterm contractions and was on bedrest

5. seeing her smile

6. yes very

7. yes they watch her while i do homework

8. i go to college

9. i graduated high school b4 pregnant but it is difficult with college

10. neither

11. nothing my baby is my world

12. no

13. do what you think is best for you and your kids

14. with her her dad and maybe more kids... i will be an accountant

Noemi - posted on 01/20/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child? 15, but I placed him for adoption. I am now going to be a FTM (first time mom) in March and I'm 18





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant? Both times scarred... really nervous about telling my parents...







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react? Yes - I told the fathers both times... and both times they acted like jerks...









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they? Nope. both were smooth (or at least this one is so far...)











5)What's the best thing about motherhood? The rewards of loving a child, caring for them unconditionally... feeling a love like none other for your child...











6) Is the father involved? With my "beanie" due in March - yes he is very much so involved.







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help? They help, in the way of being supportive of me, with my adoption and now with keeping beanie.











8) Do you have a good job? Yes... I have 2 good jobs. lol







9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult? No I didn't. I graduated early from high school. And no I don't think it was that hard because I wasn't very far along in my pregnancy...







10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad? Um... I think the situation depends... But both in my opinion are very important and in MOST ways equally as hard...







11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children? The love I feel for my kids... Growing up... and pretty much being responsible. I don't think I would have grown up as well and as fast as I did had I not had my son, and now this new baby.









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful? Not really. I have always saved my money from my early years... and so financially I'm good. I just wish I had a better relationship with beanies father.









13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there? To stay strong, because the world is hard on you. and to just be loving, because it's so important to your child.











14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years? Hopefully married, owning a home... with a 5/10 year old :)

Ashley - posted on 01/20/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child? 18





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant? SCARED







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react? YES HE WAS A LITTLE UPSET









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they? NOPE











5)What's the best thing about motherhood? KNOWING SOMEONE IS ALWAYS THERE TOO MAKE YOU SMILE











6) Is the father involved? YES







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help? YES THEY BUY ME WHAT HE NEEDS











8) Do you have a good job? NOPE







9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?YES







10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad? DAD







11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

HAPPINESS







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

YES A JOB







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

BE STRONG









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years? HAPPILY MERRIED

Alicia - posted on 01/19/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

17yrs old



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

excited:)





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

i am best friends with his sister and she told him. he wasn't very happy and didnt really get involved until about a month before i had my twins girls







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

Massive bleed at 14 weeks and bled for 3 weeks after that.

I was Anemic.

High blood pressure

Edema

IUGR (intra-uterine growth restriction)











5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

the bond i build with my beautiful girls every single day.









6) Is the father involved?

yess





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

i live with my mum and she helps as much as she can with everything from feeding and bathing:)









8) Do you have a good job?

i dont work





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

i left school a year before i fell pregnant





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

dad



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

everything. i wouldnt give my girls up for anything.





12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no im not struggling





13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

never give up because even though there is hard times, the good times always make up for it:)





14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

hopefully be a teacher:)

Shawna - posted on 01/18/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

20.



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

I was excited. I knew I wanted kids. I just wasn't planning on having then so soon. For without a husband. :/



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

He was excited too. But it didnt last.



4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

I started having contracts at about 7 months. They stopped it and I was fine after that. And My sons cord was wraped around him twice when he was born.



5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

I know that no matter what I will always have him. And I have never felt a love like this.



6) Is the father involved?

Not at all.



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Yes, My mom helps me alot. She watchs him if I need her to and she is letting me live with her until I can get back on my feet.

I also get hep from the state.



8) Do you have a good job?

Not right now. But I am looking.



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

No.



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

I don't think either one is easy.



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

Being a kid. I'm still pretty young. I just turned 21. But I don't really feel like I'm missing out. I don't want to leave my son.



12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

I am. But I'm working on making it better. I job would probaby help. lol.



13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

I'm not sure I should be giving advice.



14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Hopefully, in a house with me and my son and future husband [if I can find him.]

Kristen - posted on 01/18/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

i was 17 years old when i had my daughter.



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

I was really scared and nervous.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yeah, he was the first person i told and he was happy about it.







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

I didn't have any real complications but i did have morning sickness for 5 1/2 months straight. I would wake up for school eat, get sick, go to school, come home and lay in bed sick until the next morning and it would happen all over again. It was ruff on me.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Being able to do things with my little girl and watching her grow up.









6) Is the father involved?

Yes.





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Well we live with my parents so they always watch her when im showering if my boyfriend is at work or school and my boyfriends mom takes our daughter every Tuesday night cause she only has 1 day off a week and that's the only time she can see her. It also gives me relaxing time and time to spend with my boyfriend.









8) Do you have a good job?

Im a stay at home mommy, but my boyfriend works at Meijer and is going to school for mechanics so he will be getting a job in a shop in the next few years.





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

Nope, i finished strong.





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Mom.





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

Being a teenager and actually getting to go out, but i wouldn't change where i am in life at all, i love being a mommy!







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

Nope.







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

It's a huge responsibility taking care of another human being. Sometimes it's fun but a lot of the time it's hard and ruff.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

I would see myself married, living in my own house and 1 maybe 2 more kids (:

Emily - posted on 01/18/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child? i was 18 had her at 19





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant? really happy







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react? we found out to gether and he was really happy.









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

i only had coplications at the end when i was in laber we didnt no she was briech.













5)What's the best thing about motherhood? every thing i can't think of anything because i love everything.











6) Is the father involved? Yes and he is a fab dad.







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help? My parent's are very good, they only have lillie so they can spend time with her and it gives me and simon some time alone..











8) Do you have a good job? i had a good job but know i am a stay at home mum :)







9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult? no i stated work when i was 16 so i had two year of work befor i got pregnant.







10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad? i think dad because mum's do most of the work through the day.







11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

nothing much i didnt really go out.







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no im not i have a fab boyfriend who looks after us bothe.







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

that it is hard at first because u are getting use to it all but i will get eaiser so dont worrie and u will need ur family beside u altimes.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years? i see my self with three kids :)

JUDY - posted on 01/17/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

18



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

overwelmed with joy.. eventhough i was scared outta my mind





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes, happy at first, then wanted me to get an abortion







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

no









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

seeing her grow and learning things. and to hear her trying to talk









6) Is the father involved?

no





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

no and no









8) Do you have a good job?

no





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

yes





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

i think a dad because they are normally not involved and just go on with their lives as if nothing ever happened





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

love







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

yes, support







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

its your turn to learn how to be a mother. dont let your mother/ mother in law or any other woman interfere. they had to learn as well.



14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

i dunno

Amber - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child? 18





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant? I was excited and scared





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react? Yes, and he was really surprised and excited!!









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they? Nope everything went really smooth











5)What's the best thing about motherhood? My daughter! I love being a mom SO much I can't imagine doin anything else!











6) Is the father involved? Yes







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help? Yes my family helps ALOT i live with my mom and dad and they help me buy stuff for her when i can't afford. They are a godsend!











8) Do you have a good job? Yes i do







9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult? Yes







10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad? Sometimes i think its easier to be a dad but dependin on how involved they are with the baby would be different







11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children? I don't really look at what i would be missing not havin a baby.









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful? Not really it would be nice to move out tho.









13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there? to be patient and take up the offers on help people give you cuz i didn't i thought i was super woman but you need to get some rest and let your partner partends ect help you when you need it.











14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years? Idk hopefully married and havin other kids

Sheila - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

18

2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

i was scared and wanted to cry and then my husband reassured me and everything was fine

3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes he was the one who made me take the test and he was happy and told me it wasnt a bad thing.... he made me feel secure in the fact that he wasnt going anywhere and we now have another little boy and are still together



4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

none that i can think of



5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Waking up to my boys' smiling faces and the hugs and kisses



6) Is the father involved?

yes he is very much so he plays with the boys everyday



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

my husbands dad helps the most his mom helps too and my aunt helps out with clothes for the boys



8) Do you have a good job?

no at the moment we are both unemployed this economy is hard to get a job



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

for a while i was going to school and working a full time job and then i got my ged



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

i think it is easier to be a dad because they dont have to wake up to the midnight feedings and they sure dont have to go through pregnancy and labor like we do



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

the joys of watching them grow laugh live and learn



12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

a better education to open up better jobs so i could make the money i need to be able to afford everthing my boys need



13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

it's hard but it is going to be even harder without any education so stay in school and if possible get a college education to better yourself



14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

hopefully with a succesfull career and both boys in school with good grades and noble attitudes

Kimberley - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

18



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

excited





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes he was fine.





4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

Spent lots of months i and out of hosp. Had a cyst on overies, miscaried my son's twin and lots of unexplained back pain and bleeding.



5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Everything



6) Is the father involved?

NO....Tricky situation



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

All the time have support from mum and also young mum;s group i went to helped millions.



8) Do you have a good job?

I am a Youth worker, volunteer and am working in a primary school at the moment.



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

No i finshed school before i was pregnant but went to college when my son was 3 months. Made a lot of sarifices.



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

I personally think its easier being a mum.



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

I would feel lost! Miss out on lots.



12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

No not at all. Sometimes you get the blues but thats just life in general.



13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Do what you feel is best in any situation. Remember people can tell you to do something and how to do it, but your the one who has to live with it and you know best.!



14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Owning my own nursery business and being a success. I would like to have more children!!



Hope this helps and good luck with the research

Morgan - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

I got pregnant at 16 and had my son a month after my 17th birthday





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

I was absolutely terrified. I didn’t know what I was going to do for the sake of myself and this innocent life I was bringing into the world.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

I cried to him, he was happy, and trusted that things would be taken care of. He fully supported me and the child, until he realized what he couldn’t do with being a father. Then he left, and I met my husband who adopted him. The father of my son signed his rights over to my husband.







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

no, I had no complications, in fact, I did amazing. I didn’t even have an epidural and I refused pain mediciation.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

the best thing about mother hood is being called mommy. Someone puts all of their trust into you for every aspect of their being. And no matter what you do, they will always love you and trust you.









6) Is the father involved?

no, and he’s better off that way. My sons father is garbage. And my son has an amazing step father that is more than his father will ever be. The biological father of my son is nothing but a sperm doner.





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

my parents raised me, and gave me a home to keep the child in. I have very supportive and understanding parents and they will support me and help me no matter what. As soon as I could I moved out, because my parents have done everything they could for us, and I felt they deserved to have the time to themselves.









8) Do you have a good job?

I don’t work. My husband does, I guess I made out easy. After graduation, I moved out, my son was a year old, and I moved in with my husband, but he was my boyfriend at the time. I worked at the daycare my son attended and I had a small partial/ minimum wage job.





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

no. I didn’t, infact I did better the year that I was pregnant and the year after I had my son than I ever have. Having my son gave me motivation. I graduated with honors my senior year. And my junior year, when I was pregnant, I received 5,000$ from my school, winning the award of “most improved”





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

I don’t think its easier for either. I feel that there are certain responsibilities for each parent, and in the end, the benefit is the same, and equally amazing. There is nothing in this world better than kissing your child goodnight.





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

I would be missing out on everything. I was born to be a mother. I have everything I could ever dream of. Two wonderful children, and a husband at 19years old. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. This is all I’ve ever wanted out of life, and the only difference is that I got it earlier than I expected. But everything is amazing, and I just wouldn’t trade it for the world.







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

I can’t say I’m struggling, but I can’t say I’m not. There are obstacles you face every day as a young woman, and a mother, and a wife, but again, the benefits are worth it. You just have to take life for what it is, and do what you can to make the best out of the situation.







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

I would say that it doesn’t matter how old you are. A mother is a mother, whether you like it or not. If you’re not woman enough to take care of the situations you’ve created for yourself, you deserve to give that child to someone who will love it the way it deserves.

One thing that I stress to this day is that once you get pregnant, no matter what age you are, it’s not about YOU. It’s about that child. It’s about giving that child the life it deserves. When you find that you’re pregnant with an innocent child that didn’t ask to be brought into this situation, your child deserves the best life, whether that’s with you or not.

Do what is best for that child.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

I see myself with three more kids, hopefully, and in a nice house, just living life to the fullest being a mother and a wife. Everything I could ever ask for.

Steph - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

20 yrs old



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

shocked, then excited





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes, same as me but shock lasted a few months







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

terrible morning sickness lasted 24/7 had to leave work it was so severe









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

everything is wonderful knowing that i can help him with his needs and make him smile and giggle is just fantastic.









6) Is the father involved?

yes he is a fantastic support





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

yes my parents have babysat him for 2hrs twice so we could go out for dinner









8) Do you have a good job?

being a mother is my job and yes its great





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

no





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

neither. mums are usually at home all day taking care of child/ren and house cleaning etc whilst dad doesnt get to see bubs all day so when it is his turn to take caer of them its a bit nerve racking as they dont know how to calm them like we do. so hard and easy in different ways





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

the love and happiness a child can bring.







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

not at all







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

go with ur gut instinct and enjoy ebery omoment with them as time goes so fast and u will only have these times with them once. so play lots take loads of pics and enjoy it all the way through









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

living in the country with my bf and kids just being happy and enjoying our life

Candice - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

18



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?



very excited



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?



yes, he was very excited





4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

yes high blood pressure









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?



all of it







6) Is the father involved?



yes



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

they try to but they r always getting in the way









8) Do you have a good job?

no





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?



no, not really



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?



mum



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

alot







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?



never wish u never had ur child/children they are the greatest and bring u lots of happiness







14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

not sure

Belinda - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child? 18 & 4mths


2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?
very shocked, a short moment of scared tears and then realised that i was gunna hav my only little baby and got really excited and happy

3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?
he knew before me lol, i was being a 'bitch' apparently and ruined everyones day at the beach lol and he was like your'e pregnant and i didnt believe him then 2 wks later he was really adamant and then made his mum make me get a test and turned out positive :D but when i told him it was positive he was very excited and scared of the unknown (as anyone would be)



4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?
sciattica - the baby sits on your sciattic nerve and (for most) you just get bad leg cramps, i had that aswell as (doing shift work) i couldnt walk for about 3 days after working one 8 & 1/2 - 10 hr shift :'(




5)What's the best thing about motherhood?
i cant pick... i love the bond with my son, i love his smile, i love his personality, i love everything about him and thinking about him makes me the happiest person alive




6) Is the father involved?
definitely- we are engaged... we were planning on having a child after we saved a bit of money but we got suprised a bit earlier than expected


7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?
my family and my partners family help out in so many ways i cannot thank them enough ever for what they have done for us i believe i am extrememly lucky, i was living with my partners family first, his mum gave me so much advice and help, she would help me put him to sleep if i couldnt get him to go to sleep, she helped me organise plans on how to get my son to sleep, she is always helpful and never pressured me to do housework or cooking although i always did my best to help out.. now im living with my family ( we still are stuck in a lease agreement so cant move into our own home yet) and my mum and brothers are always wanting to help out whether it be playing, swimming, feeding etc. i have received a lot of help but part of that help was also them leaving me alone to form a beautiful bond with my son and i made sure that i could take care of him by myself aswell...




8) Do you have a good job?
stay at home mother is my job atm as i was breast feeding and i dont beleive that my son is ready for me to go back to work yet


9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

yes i did drop out, school, however, was not difficult for me, i was passing all of my subjects with As and Bs with a couple of Cs

10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

i wouldnt have a clue, my partner works extremely hard to provide for our little family and he gets home and helps me put my son to sleep.... we both work hard all day every day...

11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

mmmmmm... more time with my partner, thats about it... we just need a little bit of time for ourselves atm


12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no


13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

always filter through the advice you are given- chose which advice to stick to by what you believe in.

dont listen to others when they say you have a problem with your child ( eg. falling asleep on breast or cuddling to sleep etc)- it is only a problem if it is wearing you out of if u can see it being a problem in the future.

spend as much time with your baby as possible- nothing is stronger than a mothers love so dont waste your time worrying about housework while they are awake

saying that sleep is exactly the same sleep as much as u can - when your baby is asleep is the easiest

the best advice i heard was dont be worried about wasting a doctors time- if u truly believe that there is something wrong get it checked STRAIGHT AWAY- the doctor isnt going to be crying when your child is sick or dead

14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?
with a happy and beautiful family, maybe one or 2 more kids and maybe go to tafe and definitely get a job. i would love to own my own home instead of renting

Tammy - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

17



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?



afraid, alone, anxious but thn excited



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yea, he wasnt very happy but then he came round to the idea







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

yes, high blood pressure, slow labour from 36 weeks









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

watcin my lil 1 grow up and learn new things, everything about motherhood is gr8, giving her kisses and cuddles









6) Is the father involved?

yes





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

yes my family are amazing!! they would take her for few hours if i need a break and they are ther for support









8) Do you have a good job?

nope, i dont hav a job





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

yea aftr 2 years





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

i think its easier being a dad





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

everything, life wouldnt b the same at all







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no, there are obv times i could b doin with some help but most of the time i enjoy it







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

if you get offered help take it and dont feel bad for it you need a break once in a while otherwise youl end up drained and fed up









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

hopefully a midwife, givin my baby a gd life

Megan - posted on 01/15/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

I was 17 when I found out that I was pregnant and 18 when I had my son.



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

I was full of all different emotions. I didn't really know what to feel. But then when reality set in I was excited and scared.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes, I rang him at work after I took the test and he was ecstatic.







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

Yes a few. I only had one artery through the placenta and your supposed to have 3 I think. He wasnt growing very well due to that, so I had heaps of ultrasounds to make sure he was okay. He had his foot stuck under my ribs and I had to go to hospital because I was in so much pain.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Seeing all the accomplishments my son makes. He makes me so proud!!









6) Is the father involved?

Yes we are engaged!!





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

My parents helped out a fair bit. We stayed at their house for a little while so we could save up some money for a house deposit and look for a place.

My Mum also helps me out with all sorts of advice.









8) Do you have a good job?

Yes.





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

No I didnt I completed high school and currently doing extra studies. I didnt think it was difficult I just went through my day as normal.





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

I think both have their difficulties.





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

No we are doing really well. Better than I expected!!







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Bust your ass and you'll reap the rewards, Never give up!!









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

More kids, Married, New Car, Building a house, Pets, Having my career up and running, and so much more!!!

Samantha - posted on 01/14/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

-21

2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

- excited and scared



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

- lol he said really?



4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

- no I had none



5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

- the feelign i get when my lil guy does something for the first time



6) Is the father involved?

-yes very much so



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

- yes my mom helps out a great deal with watching him for couple hours , helping me financially if I need it and also suggesstions on what to do if im lost



8) Do you have a good job?

- currently on maternity



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

- yes i did ! however i recieved my ged when i was 19 and plan on returning to school in september



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

- DAD



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

- All the unexplainable emotions i feel everytime i hold him



12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

- no I have lots of support



13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

-nobodies perfect! Keep your head up it gets easier



14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

- having a second child after my carrer is established and hoping just settling into a home of our own

Keisha - posted on 01/14/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

I was 17 years old.





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

Very mixed emotions, scared, determined...







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes. We decided that maybe I should take a pregnancy test because I was suddenly sick all the time and hated smells/foods that I usually loved. We thought it was barely a possibility though because I was on the pill. Took him a while but he became excited.









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

I had *MAJOR* morning sickness if that counts. Until about 7 months into the pregnancy I only had about a half an hour window at the end of the evening where I was able to keep food down... and even then id wake up in the night and throw up. Other then that it was pretty smooth sailing.











5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Watching her grow up for sure. Seeing her go from this wrapped up bundle of (almost) quiet to sitting, then crawling and now trying to walk and talk. Its unbeleivably rewarding.











6) Is the father involved?

Yes he is. He actually just asked me to marry him at christmas (!!!)







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Both of our families help out a ton, either with money or drives to stores and apointments. They are very supportive.









8) Do you have a good job?

Im actually still working at getting my highschool completed so that I can eventually get a good job, my fiance has a great job thought and it is enough to support us at the moment.







9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

I did drop out of school for almost my whole pregnancy because of terrible morning sickness plus the distance from my house to the school but I am working it at it now :)





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Honestly I think that being a Dad would be easier because they get to "relax" at work all day while we take care of the baby lol





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

If I didnt have my daughter I would be missing out on the whole world, I dont know what I would do without her. Shes the reason I wake up in the morning









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

I wouldnt really call it struggling, life has its challenges no matter what they may be. Im just enjoying my life and living in the moment.







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

I would tell them to remeber that their children are learing new things every single moment of their lives and they will follow your example. be it good or bad.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

One can never know. I would like to pretend life is like a fairy tale and say something like living in a huge beautiful mansion with my husband and my perfect daughter. Alot could happen in 5-10 years. As long as my family stays happy and healthy it will be fantastic.

Alana - posted on 01/14/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

17



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

exited





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes, not very well







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

no just severe morning sickness









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

seeing his smiling face every morning and watching him learn new things









6) Is the father involved?

he see's him





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?



yes







8) Do you have a good job?

no





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?



out of college



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

mum





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?



nothing really





12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?



not really





13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?



get all the help you can







14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?



running my own dog rescue

Sarah - posted on 01/14/2010

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) What age did you have your first child? I will be 19





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant? scared and happy and kind of worried







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react? he was there when we found out and he held me and told me it would be ok that he would take care of me and the baby









4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they? none so far and i am due in march











5)What's the best thing about motherhood? no idea yet











6) Is the father involved? oh yes he comes to every visit to the Dr. and is more worried about the baby't room than me or all of my friends







7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help? both of our familys help out they have given us so much for the baby and have praticaly dressed me since i have gotten bigger











8) Do you have a good job? right now no i am looking for one







9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult? Yes and no i help the father with his class work







10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad? i have no idea right now i guess it depends on who has what responsibilities







11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children? school and travle but i can live without it









12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful? a little it would probably help if i could find a job









13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there? don't give up on yourself if you had a kid you can do anything











14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?finished with school and with a good job

Abba - posted on 01/14/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

19



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

Over the moon.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

Yes I did, at first he was shocked.





4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

Suspected clot on the lung.





5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Knowing that they need you and love you.





6) Is the father involved?

Yes.





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

They babysit if me and my husband want a night out. But they also have her when they want her.





8) Do you have a good job?

Not amazing, but it pays the bills.





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

I'd already left school.





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Dad. I feel the mum has much more of the responsibility.





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

The unconditional love.





12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

I was at first, but not no more as I'm now all properly healed.





13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

Don't listen to what other people want you to do.





14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

I wanna have a few more kids, and a brilliant house mum/wife. Best job in the world.

Nicki - posted on 01/14/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child? i was 18 when i found out





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

scared





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

i told the father and his response was whats that got to do with me







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?



no but the birth was a nightmare







5)What's the best thing about motherhood?



seeing my son learn







6) Is the father involved?





no but my partener an i got togather when i was 6 weeks preg and he is amazing

7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?



yeah they do every now and again







8) Do you have a good job?

no my partener works in a factory i used to have a good job but hey credit crunch





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

no i didnt





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?





i think both are hard my partener was a stay home dad for a yr

11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

the smiles and love







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

everyone struggles with something money wud be good







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?



dont be too hard on yourself the more time u spend worrying your not doing it right themore u will get wrong







14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

with another child

Rhiannon - posted on 01/13/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

18





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

I was scared, but excited at the same time





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes, i did. and he was very supportive and excited. i know i got lucky though, not a lot of young fathers stick around







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

no









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

i couldn't name just one. she can brighten my day no matter what has happened. she melts my heart everytime i look at her. she makes everything worth while









6) Is the father involved?

yes, very. we're still together and he helps me and does just as much as i do in taking care of her





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

yes, both of our families are very helpful and supportive. my family helps with the baby when needed and his family is always more than happy to help with anything we need











8) Do you have a good job?

yes, not bad for an 18 year old. i am a lead phlebotomist at a local plasma center





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

no, i got my GED when i was 17





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

ha! dad, for sure. it HAS to be, cause bein a mom sure isn't easy





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

the love only a mother can have for her daughter. watching my baby grow. seeing who she'll become. i would be missing out on SO much, being a mommy is very rewarding







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

no, not at all







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

don't be afraid to ask for help. and if you need it, accept it when it's offered









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

successful. married to my boyfriend, part of a happy family with our own house and possibly more kids

Amy - posted on 01/13/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

i was 15 when i had her



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

scared but really excited : )



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yup he was shocked at first but was excited afterr 10minutes







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

yep i hadto hav th emergency c section babys heart rate was to high and her head changed postion









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

everythink!!! being a mum is the best thing anyone could be









6) Is the father involved?

yup



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

yer they help out i live way to far away though but babys das parents help me out alot











8) Do you have a good job?

im back at school. "school for young parents"



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?



i wasnt at school when i fell pregnant but started corrospondence school and then when had baby went to a school for young mums





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

it depends but i think being a mum is harder but way better : )





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

freedom when ever i wanted







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

nope im ok







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

do the best that you can do and be happy









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

with a good job!!

Amy - posted on 01/13/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

i was 15 when i had her



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

scared but really excited : )



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yup he was shocked at first but was excited afterr 10minutes







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

yep i hadto hav th emergency c section babys heart rate was to high and her head changed postion









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

everythink!!! being a mum is the best thing anyone could be









6) Is the father involved?

yup



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

yer they help out i live way to far away though but babys das parents help me out alot











8) Do you have a good job?

im back at school. "school for young parents"



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?



i wasnt at school when i fell pregnant but started corrospondence school and then when had baby went to a school for young mums





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

it depends but i think being a mum is harder but way better : )





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

freedom when ever i wanted







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

nope im ok







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

do the best that you can do and be happy









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

with a good job!!

Charlee - posted on 01/13/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

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2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

scared at first then really excited.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

He was more calm than i was.







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

I had preclampsia at the end and had to have a csection.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

taking care of the little baby you made and spending as much time with them as possible.









6) Is the father involved?

yes we live together hes very involved





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

I live with my mom and she helps out sometimes but i stay home and take care of my son by myself.









8) Do you have a good job?

no job





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?



i was already graduated



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

i think your expected to do more as the mom than the dad





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

the love you feel for another human being







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

more money of course







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

stay positive and do the best you can









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

being married with more kids and a happy life

Ashley - posted on 01/13/2010

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Wow, she was born on your birthday? How did that make you feel? My son's due date was two days after my birthday and I did not want him to be born on my birthday. He ended up being early. He was born exactly a month before my birthday.

Taylor - posted on 01/13/2010

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) What age did you have your first child?

I WAS PREGNANT AT 17 AND HAD HER ON MY 18TH BDAY



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

CONFUSED BUT HAPPY.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?



HE REACTED THE SAME.





4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

NO COMPLICATIONS VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD PREGNANCY.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

SEEING MY BABY GROW INTO A LIL PRINCESS AND WATCHING HER SMILE AND GIGGLE ,, MELTS MY HEART.









6) Is the father involved?

YES VERY LOVING FATHER





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

YH THEY HELP ALOT. IF IM LOW ON MONEY ,, ADVICE ,, ACCASIONLY LOOKING AFTER HER.









8) Do you have a good job?

NO BUT GOING BACK TO COLLEGE





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?



NO I DIDNT



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

A DAD





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?



GOING OUT MORE WITH MY FRIENDS.BUT DONT REGRET IT AT AL.





12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

NO IM NOT STUGGLING BUT SOMETIMES I DO GET TIRED AND NEED A LIL BIT OF HELP.







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

BEING A MUM IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE. BUT ITS NOT AS EASY AS PEOPLE MAKE OUT. JUST BE READY BEFORE YOU HAVE A BABY.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

HOPEFULLY A FULLY TRAINED MIDWIFE X

Ashley - posted on 01/13/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

17



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

terrified



3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yes, he was just as scared as I was



4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

Not reallly, he was born a little over a month early



5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Knowing that someone actually needs you. The greatest thing that I love is when he crawls up in my lap to cuddle with me.



6) Is the father involved?

Yes, we all moved out of my parents house recently and got an apartment!



7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

Yeah they help out, but not as much as they did before. They gave us a place to live and put food in our bellies! And they never asked for a single thing in return.



8) Do you have a good job?

I have a job, but I wouldnt call it a "good job."



9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

No, and yes it was difficult. I got pregnant at the beginning of my junior year and during that time it was rough on me going to school all day. I missed a lot of class. My senior year I went to an alternative school that helped me make up for the credits I missed and needed. I actually got to graduate on time with my class.



10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

I think its easier to be the dad. Right from the beginning they have it easy, they dont have to carry the baby around, or deal with all the symptoms. Lucky...



11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

Well I missed out on having friends, prom, and other things in school. I missed out on the "real" college experience. I love my child to death but I still have problems dealing with these things.



12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

Nope



13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

If you are a teen mom who is all alone, pick whats best for the baby. And dont listen to other peoples complaints, if you know you are doing your absolute best then thats what really matters.



14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Hmm...done with college. A nice job. And hopefully another baby!

Ronda - posted on 01/13/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

I got pregnant at 17 and had my daughter at 18.



2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

I was worried because I drank not long prior to the night I found out.





3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

He was right in the bathroom with me as I took 8 home pregnancy tests, he was really scared! He said nothing but you could tell in his face because of how pale he was.







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

None, I had a good one.









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

Knowing that there is always somebody needing you and loving you and that cute smile you get when you wake up in the morning and look in the crib.









6) Is the father involved?

At the moment, no. In the beginning he was but I'm guessing the stress was too much for him.





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

My family is very involved, my mother, father, sisters and brothers all like to watch her and play with her when I need to get something done.









8) Do you have a good job?

It is a job that I like and it pays for things needed but its not the best.





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

Nope, I was determined to finish, I am tired of seeing girls my age drop out because they are "embarrassed" to be seen that way. I DON'T WANT TO BE ANOTHER STATISTIC!





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

Dad, he can leave whenever he feels uncomfortable or when its too much to deal with. The mother could too but carrying that baby for that long you would think that they would have a stronger connection.





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

Prom, parties but those things never appealed to me anyways.







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

Yes, getting a better job.







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

STAY IN SCHOOL! And breastfeed, it really is the best thing available.









14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

Successful, with a degree and in a nice home for my daughter.

Fiona - posted on 01/08/2010

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1) What age did you have your first child?

i got pregnant at 16 and had her at 17..





2) How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

i was excited and scared and really didn't know wat to think...







3) Did you tell the father? If so, how did he react?

yeah i did tell him and he kinda acted excited but wasn't really...







4) Did you have any complications during pregnancy? if so, what were they?

only a bit of high blood pressure...









5)What's the best thing about motherhood?

everything.... i now have another beautiful daughter and they are the best thing that has eva happened to me...









6) Is the father involved?

well the bio father is through courts wen he feels like it but i have been with my current partner since i was 4 months pregnant with my first... he took her on as his own and they are in-separable.... we have now been together almost 5 yrs...





7) Does your parent's/ family help out at all? if so, how do they help? If no, are there other ways you get help?

i don't talk to my mother anymore but she was a big help when i got really sick after the birth of my 2nd... but now we have moved away from family.. but i also had chad's mum 4 support weneva i needed her...









8) Do you have a good job?

i don't have a paid job but i do have the great job of bringing up my beautiful girls...my partner goes to work so i can have the priverlage of staying home with them...





9) Did you drop out of school? if no, is/was it difficult?

i dropped out of yr 11.. 2 wks b4 i got pregnant...





10) Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?

none really... if either parent goes to work while the other stays home they miss out on the everyday stuff but then the stay at home parent u miss out on socialising and it is tiring looking after kids...





11) What do you think you would be missing out on if you didn't have any children?

how it feels to be responible for a human being ... the unconditional love they give you and the joy they bring to your life...







12) Are you struggling? if yes, what would help you become more successful?

sometimes i feel like i am.. but i just think strong and remember that my little family loves me...







13) What advice would you give to other mothers/ teen mothers out there?

be there 4 yours kids... they didn't ask to be brought into this world... being a mother is the best thing that will eva happen to you so enjoy it to the fullest...





14) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

with another child (hopefully a boy) and studying to become a kindagarten teacher...

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