Teenage mothers blog : Tell your true story!

Lisa - posted on 05/08/2009 ( 82 moms have responded )

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This is a place where you can let it all out! I want to hear your opinions on what motherhood is REALL like as a teenager and not what the tv portrays it to be. Tell your true story about being a teen mom without judgement.

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Ashley - posted on 01/19/2014

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Hey! My name is Ashley Casica. & I am 16 and pregnant. I am only 9 months and 39 weeks. My due date is January 24 2014. I am expecting a little boy:) I am naming him Andrew Casica. I found out I was pregnant at 5 months because threw out my pregnancy I did not have a big belly I was really flat. Until one day I decided to take a pregnancy cause my period did not come on for 2 weeks and I was so nervous to take it but then I just prayed and Soon as I saw the little baby pop up on the test my heart starting racing. I called my boyfriend and my mom and told them the news . My mom toke it well better then i would have thought. My boyfriend did not believe me at all. He was shock his damn self. I was saying in my mind What the Heck am I going to do with a baby at this age. During all of this I am Saying to myself I am a Junior in High School and My boyfriend is a freshman in college. So During this I was making my mind up for adoption but then i realized later no one did not give me up & plus my boyfriend was like Dont do it we have to do this the right way and that is take care of this baby together.Now after all my babydaddy has said in past. I see that it is all BS. Our baby is almost born and he has not gave me money,brought anything for our baby. My parents and My family has done everything and to be honest i feel that it is not fair to them that they have to take money out of their wallets just to help me out. It is suppose our job to prove for our baby but i guess he does not feel that way

Nicole - posted on 08/09/2013

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My name is Nicole. I had found out I was pregnant when I was 15. And I had my son when I was 16. It all started when I met my boyfriend Cody. I never believed in love at first site until I meet him. We were perfect at the beginning. It was a long distance relationship but we made it work. For about 3 years. After awhile things started to get really rocky. We had both made some really big mistakes. But we both were still so deeply in love with each another. I Had gotten put on the Birth control the Implanon. Not sure how to spell it. But about 3 month after I had it in I started having seizures due to the birth control and the birth control was also making me suffer very bad depression and Suicidal thoughts. I had started Cutting and burning my self. There was a lot going on in my life. It got to the point where I had to be put in a behavioral center. Cody was very supportive through all of this. He was the one who helped me stop. I ended up getting the implanon taken out once that was out my seizures and the depression had mostly stopped. Once me and Cody had found out I was pregnant we were so happy. Yes we are young but I knew in my mind we could get throught it. A couple months later we had found out that I was having a boy. We came up with the name Benlty Alexander. Alexander from Codys middle name. Everything was perfect. We had our little fights here and there but nothing major. I was induced March 4th at 6:30am. I had my baby boy at 12:43pm. He was 6pounds 9.4ounces! ♥. He was perfect! Everything was perfect. Until Cody had to go home which is 3 hours away. He had to work so he only go to stay and help me with the baby for a week. But a couple weeks later I got to go up there and stay. We were so happy with what am amazing miracle God had givin us. He were such good parents! A couple months after I had Bently everything started to change. Cody and I relationship was going down hill I was getting depressed. But I was still doing my best to take care of my son. Couple months went one. Nothing was getting better. My son is now 5 months old. We live in Kanas. While his Dad lives in Oklahoma. Somewhere along those 4 years that me and Cody were together. I had became emotional dependent on him. And now that he doesn't want me anymore. He barely ever sees his son. I currently am a single teen mom battling Depression,OCD,and ADD. My mom helps me take care of Bently. Cody barely sees him. But he still trys. He says he wants to see his son but just doesn't want to put up with me. But I cant leave him in Oklahoma when I live in Kansas. Being a teen mom is extremely hard even harder when you are having Mental situations. I love my son with all my heart and soul. And no I wouldn't change having him for the world! I just wish things would have turned out differently because I know Bently deserves to having his family together and not having to see me battling all of this. I still get up every morning to wake up to his beautiful smile. But not matter what all is going on I know that I will always do my best to be the best mother I can be! Thank you for reading my story.

Courtney - posted on 01/11/2014

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Can I ask how many weeks u were when u miscarried? Im 15 weeks and stressed alot and scared I might miscarry

Jennifer - posted on 01/04/2013

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I'm 16 , Still pregnant I'm due on jan 8 with a girl that I'm gonna name Izsabella Rosa Bugarin ♥ My Partner Is Also 16 , as Well I meet him over Facebook he was the best guy I ever meet , he laughed with me , made jokes about each other , always talked 24/7 Somthing a girl always dreamed about , ~ I can honestly say I was in love , I had a feeling I was pregnant I told him , he didn't want to hear it not one thing of it , he said I was dum for thinking that so I believed him maybe I was just over thinking about stuff so I let it go , One Day I went to the swatmeet with my dad to sell , my sister came later on , she had a werid look on her face , I told her what ? She asked are you pregnant I said no ,! But my sister didn't let it slide she went to the store to by a test , I was scared to take it , I did ' my sister sat down and told me It was positive , I told her no it couldn't be true , I kept saying no no ! She called my dad , we went to go see him ' he couldn't even talk all I could see is tears coming down his eyes , I saw that his liddo baby just disappointed him , all I could say is I'm sorry I love you dad. I Texted My Boyfriend I told him it was positive he said , are you fucking kidding me if its a joke , I'm leaving you right now jenni. I told him it wasn't , I took a test ,. My Dad Talked To His Dad ' His Dad Made It Seem Like It Was Only My Fault That This happen,. ~ my dad couldn't talk to me or even look at me , it hurt me so much cause I'm his little princess , all I wanted to do it be in my room cry I didn't talk to anyone that day I feel asleep , I went to the doctors next day , I found out I was 5 months ' they asked me if I wanted the abortion , I said yes so they gave me a date ~ I talked to my boyfriend he told me I was doing a good thing , but in some part of me , I didn't feel like it was good , I was getting this abortion cause he's telling me too, my dad nd step mom started letting me back in they asked what do you really wanna do , I cryed I said ~ I'm young nd I no it's gonna be hard , cause I have my future set , but in my family killing is a disgrace Jesus would never forgive me ' they told me ~ that true on both of them but its your choice and we stand by you no matter what . I told my boyfriend , I was thinking about keeping it. He didn't like the sound of that , he said its not only your choice , we started fighting <|3 but I made my choice I was keeping my baby , my dad &' hole family were happy I didn't go on with the abortion just one person wasn't , he called it off with me , he said he doesn't want anything to do with it. I cryed , &' cryed I felt so alone ' I didn't want for him to leave , he told me forever no matter what ' but it wasn't a meaningful one than ,. But I realized , I have my family , it will hurt at times but ill still have my smile . So Im A Single Teenage Mom , That Gonna Do It With Myself &' My Wonderful Family By Myside ~ I Don't Need A Mam To Complete The Liddo Family Im About To Have , I Still Go To School ' They will Take Care Of My Daughter While Im In School , I Still Have My Future Set , &' Ill Still Make It It , Might Take Longer But As A Mom Im gonna Work Harder To Give my Baby Everything ♥ People Tell Me Im Dum , Mo Im Not Cause No Matter How Small A Person is They Still Have Hearts . I'm happy To say I have one &' ill be strong ..

Presley De'Shae - posted on 12/03/2012

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Well at the age of 18 I was pretty much partying every weekend and I met this man (now married) that is a lot older than me but I pursued anyhow! He was my Dad's friend and when I told Dad that I liked him he was okay with it... shocker!! So our relationship got serious... FAST!! Then by time my 19 birthday rolled around we had both stopped drinking and I stopped smoking. We had talked about getting married but hadn't and wasn't sure when would be a good time and we had also talked about getting pregnant. I told him I didn't want to wait to have a baby so we tried and tried and February I missed my period and took a test!! I was positive but it seems that after I told him I was pregnant he got really clingy and I went off with my father for a day and didn't get back until late and my boyfriend got furious. He grabbed my arm and pushed me knowing I was pregnant and just got off of bed rest. So I stopped my dad before he left the drive-way so I could leave my boyfriend... Well dad called the law so I could get my stuff and him not yell or grab me again. Well I did leave and he wanted to work it out. So I went back and we worked it out.. so I thought then his mom had to step in and a bunch of junk happened and she lied to me and made me believe that my boyfriend wanted me to leave again... so I did just to find out she had lied and he didn't know I was leaving! Well everything seemed normal again after that and his his parents decided they were gonna come stay on the weekends with us since they owned the house we were renting.... Well I already had my babies room set up when the came in his mom wasn't supposed to move any of my babies stuff but she did. She started moving my stuff around too... I was forced to put all my stuff and most of my babies stuff back in storage. I talked to him about it and he never did anything about and it stressed me out plus he didn't want me talking to my dad.. due to him calling the law to help me get my stuff. So I told him that I had to leave because it was to much stress on me and the baby. So I moved in with my grandma.. And I was actually happy. I didn't stress and I still texted him about the baby and just to talk. Then around the last part of June he had got himself a job and a place of his own. I told him I wanted to be together and raise our baby a couple. I moved to Mobile with him and he is now ok with me talking to my dad and is actually got married a week before she was born. Now that we have our own place and he has a great job, everything has been better than great! Our baby was born healthy! When I went into labor we actually drove from Mobile to Lucedale. I had her 32 minutes after midnight and I done a natural birth.. NO pain meds or anything.. I recovered fast which was great!! We on now on month two and things get stressful and there are times when I get lonely but I wouldn't change anything. I just hope it goes uphill from here and not back down hill!!!

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Breanna Lauren - posted on 07/22/2014

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Hi, My name is Breanna. I am 17 and will turn 18 next month. I am almost 6 months pregnant and I still have not told my family. When I found out I was pregnant, I was not going to tell my boyfriend. I was scared of what he'll say or if he'll say anything. When I told him he wasn't suprised, but happy. I asked him about our options and he said forget them He wanted to take responsibility and be a great father. He even came up with the topic of getting married. I was so happy and still am that he is not making me have an abortion or give the baby up for adoption. I am still with the baby's father and we're expecting a boy. We plan to get married on my birthday and come out to our parents about everything. The name of my son will be Theodore Ricardo Ledezma and I'm so excited to see him. My boyfriend and I are both scared of how our parents will react and if they will even accept our child. But if it doesn't go well, we both know we will have each other. I am already in college and working and my boyfriend is working too, so we already have some financial support. I plan to keep going to school, so my child won't think in the future that my life just went into a standstill. All that I'm doing now is for my child. I want him to have a family who loves him unconditionally and strong. I don't regret that I am having him; I regret that it's so early in life. But Theo gave me more motivation than my own family to be successful and not stress. I started to live.

Rachel - posted on 07/10/2014

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My name is Rachel. I got pregnant at 17. Senior year of high school with the world at my feet. Tucker's daddy was a classmate. I had just gotten out of a rough relationship when we got together. I got pregnant one month in. Yup 1 month. I began blogging. Blogging about everything I went through on a daily basis because no one would listen to me. http://momentslivedfor.livejournal.com/ check it out :)

Here is a post with my mentality while i was pregnant:
It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound. - The Jungle Book
"Don't tell me my life is over when I have a baby at seventeen. I didn't believe you then, and I certainly don't now. My life story starts at age seventeen! - Jackie Lanni

When Tucker gets here I will no longer have to wonder what kind of man he will turn out to be, or what he will look like. I will know. I will know the good and bad, the happy and sad. I will do the very best job to be the mom he deserves. No matter how many mistakes I have made along the way, I know that someone else would have made some too. When Tucker struggles in his own life, even if he lashes out in the midst of pain, I will understand how he feels. I've been there. I will give him space to live his own life and discover his own mystery. I love him enough already to give him the support of good conversation and a good hug, and I love him enough to let him go one day. Throughout my pregnancy, I continually have to make tough decisions - decisions I shouldn't have to make at 17. I have resisted to listening to the collective belief of my community and have begun to make my own intuition. "Although my intuition takes me away from the security of familiar structure, it has proven time and again to be a wise voice that guides me deeper into my true self. There are never guarantees that life or love will not betray me, yet discovering my own courage has never betrayed me."
"What I know about teenage mothers I have read in magazines and seen on newsmagazine show. I know we are a population "spiraling out of control". I hear that we are sucking the life out of the welfare system, leeching off honest taxpayers. I hear that we are incompetent and selfish mothers at best, abusive and neglectful at worst. It is said that we commonly drop out of high school, have more illegitimate babies while still young, and ultimately spend our lives in poverty. Although I have no reason to disbelieve this information, I scorn it and vow that I will never be this model of teenage motherhood!"

Now my sweet Tucker is here and I haven't loved anyone else the way I do him. I have given up so much of my life but he was worth it ♥

Jessica - posted on 06/19/2014

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My name is Jessie and I'm 19 years old. I'm expecting my first baby, Ethan James, this October 28th! If someone was to tell me this would be my life a year ago, I would look at them like they were crazy! But life doesn't always go according to plan :P I graduated high school last year and enlisted in the Army. After getting through basic I was stationed in Texas for four months for job training (to be a combat medic). There, I met the baby's father. We were crazy about each other, and even though "fraternization" was strictly against the rules there, I was in love and one could say a bit foolish. We had even gotten engaged and planned on marrying after we graduated before I was stationed in Korea. And then, TWO WEEKS before I was to graduate, I found out I was pregnant. Imagine this: being far from home for the first time, being young, having your career on the line before it has even began in an unfamiliar place. I was terrified. Due to the extreme physical demands of my job I was no longer able to continue my training because of the risk of miscarrying. I was faced with the task of letting my entire family know that two weeks before my graduation I would be leaving the military, and my dreams behind :( But I had no other choice. Due to lots of paperwork, I was not released from the Army for another three months. Being stuck away from family all that time while being sick to my stomach was a nightmare! Meanwhile the father had already graduated and went back home; it was the loneliest time of my life! Finally I came home and it was like: NOW WHAT?! Forward ahead a few months: I am now five months pregnant. I'm living with my parents temporarily and have a beautiful nursery set up. I just enrolled in college and plan on getting my RN. I'm also looking for a part-time job to help out my parents: I hate feeling like a burden. No, this is not how I pictured my life, and I have certainly sacrificed quite a bit already, like my career, but I can always reenlist later on. Right now my focus is on my son and I couldn't be happier!! As for the baby daddy? He turned out to be a jerk sadly and I am on my own. God bless my family for being here for me while I get on my feet. Good luck to the rest of y'all. No matter how hard it is, we all can do this (:

Atalaya - posted on 06/11/2014

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Sarah - posted on 04/11/2014

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Sarah - posted on 04/11/2014

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Mary - posted on 03/29/2014

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Hi,
My name is Mary and before pregnancy, I was a high school girl who was very social. I was in the athletics program, mutli-cultural club as well as the National Honor Society. I had very diverse friends. I started to attend high school as a freshman, all the outgoing kids, the bad ones they were the cool ones and of course the popular ones but as we all moved up a grade, those very same kids dropped out, leaving to the more intellectual and talented kids become popular. I wished I learned this then. I met a boy outside of school, he attended a very known high school. We were in love. We were both 16. A year later, age 17 my senior year. I was pregnant. I felt depressed and isolated from not only my peers but my family as well. The boy didn't take it so well. He didn't want to continue the pregnancy and I couldn't let an abortion happen. I spoke to my father, and he was very disappointed. He's old fashion and very traditional and I had let him down. But regardless of my pregnancy, I continued my education in high school and I finished. I graduated with my eight month old belly being the top 10% of my class. I didn't get to play in the athletics program but I was able to be a part of the team by motivation, advising and score keeping when I could. I was very much still a part of my extra curricular activities when I could. There was a lot of struggles. My parents gave me tough love, as I realized when I was older. I literally walked to school and from school. I worked retail, so I walked to and from there as well. I had to struggle with the relationship I had with the baby's father who changed his mind on and off. And it just sucks to someone who can't even make up his mind. At the birth of the baby, (I turned 18 earlier in the pregnancy) somehow, the baby's father (He too was 18) offered to have our daughter and me stay at his mother's house. Somehow, I thought it was a good idea. Long story short, it wasn't good. Baby's first six months in life, I adored every moment of it. I even delayed my education at a community college because I felt that she was too young for me to leave to his mother plus I didn't trust anyone. Also, because I breastfed. But at the same time, those first months, I really got to know the baby's father's real side. So as I finished my first semester at a community college, and continuing on as a sales associate at a retail store, I took my daughter and myself into a shelter (Baby girl was 11 months and I was 19). Where with help, I was able to relocate us to a nearby shelter convenient for me to continue my job and school. That nearby shelter helped me find a daycare for my daughter. They also helped me find a home for ourselves. Even though it's public housing, it's was definitely better than what I had before. It only took six months, to find housing and I'm thankful for that. From, what I've heard, it can take more than just a year. It depends on how many kids, if you're actually working or unemployed or attending to school or even how you manage your time and kids. This shelter gave me a taste of how it would be like to be in a home for two. This was shelter specifically for women and children. When I first arrived, I noticed that there were two floors. All the offices and workers worked on the second floor. In that same floor was a common kitchen and a common space where everyone can interact and share those spaces. All of the doors, were bedroom doors. Some were bigger than the others depending on how many children was with the mother. This floor was basically for children and mothers who were unemployed. The second floor was for eight bedrooms with a common living space as well as a kitchen and three offices that were barely used. This floor was for mothers who either went to school or work and word of mouth, those are the people who get out of the shelter quicker and into homes. Luckily, I was on that floor. You just need to follow the rules and do what you have to do and days pass by quickly. There were definitely curfews but with exceptions. For example, if you got a schedule to let the staff know when you get out of work, then they'll be aware and you won't get into trouble but regardless, you had to do your assigned chore no matter what. If not, you get written up, an intervention, and you could get kicked out. Long story short, I left within six months and got into housing. Still stubborn and still following that dream where I think my daughter and her father will live happily ever after. It just made everything so much worse. He turned out to be a bum literally. (Unfortunately, I realized this a little too late. Yet it's better late than never I suppose. At this moment in time Baby girl is 3 and I'm 21 ) He's barely a stay at home dad where as I am working my butt off at a new retail store in a higher position and going to school full time and providing our daughter. (He is 22) So I finally talked to my parents. Like I really talked to them the beginning of this year. And it's been going well. They totally support me and they love their grandchild. The father is over and done with. It's only recent, and yet I'm still struggling through it. There's more to the story to why the relationship ended, but I feel as though it is a very childish act that he plays. Currently my daughter is three years and 9 months, I am living with my baby girl and only her. I am a sales lead in a high end store as well as a full time student at a community college which I planned to finish this spring. My baby girl goes to daycare and soon next year she will go to kindergarten. My current struggle is deciding if I should receive my associate's degree and maybe try to find a job with that (it's going to be an A.A. in Business Admin) and continue school in the future when baby girl is older or should I transfer to a public or private university where I am eligible for articulation agreements and programs. My other struggle is that I grew up too quick, I never really found out what was my dream job, what I want to do. (The business administration was totally random. It was a major I chosen just because I didn't want to graduate with a general education. But it ended up suiting me as I do fairly well in my courses and my job as it requires business knowledge and management). Baby girl is a happy girl who once in awhile cries when I have to go to work. She loves me as I love her and knows that even if I do leave to work or to school I always come back to Baby girl. I love it because even though, I'm tired, when I come home to my dads to pick her up, she runs to me with her lips puckered up ready to kiss me and hug me in a way that I love feeling every time.

Cynthia - posted on 03/17/2014

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Hello everybody. I am wondering if anybody would be interested in sharing their stories of your lives before, during, and after pregnancy for an assignment my husband has for school.

Tamsin - posted on 03/07/2014

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me and my boyfriend had only been together for 4 months before i got pregnant (me, 15 and him, 17). I found out at 12 weeks but was so scared and ashamed to tell my parents so I waited until 18 weeks to tell them. They were scared for me, worried, upset, not angry. My boyfriend was anxious and scared, and so was I. I gave birth to my son August 11, 2013 he was healthy 8lbs 1oz. He is now 7 months old and I am pregnant again (my pill wasn't reliable), still with my boyfriend of almost 2 years, my second baby (daughter) is due on August 3 2014. People always tell you that being a teen mom is hard and it ruins your life. They forget to tell you all the amazing things that comes with it. I've grown up a lot since becoming a mother at 16. I continue to beat the teen mom statistic of dropping out of school and not staying with the father. I'm very lucky to have lots of support from my family, my boyfriend, his family and my friends. I don't recommend to anyone to purposely have children young unless you're married, have a CAREER (not a job, a career) and a complete education. I'm extremely jealous of girls who are my age and get to live their life, but I wouldn't change my life for the world. I love my son and my, soon to be born daughter. Everyday is a struggle but it is worth it.

Kirilly - posted on 01/19/2014

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Hey my name is kirilly, I'm 16 years of age now and I feel pregnant in march 2012 with my little girl at 14 a few months before I turned 15. The father of the baby I am still now with was only 17 at the time he's now about to turn 19 and we had only been together for 3 months before I found out I was pregnant. cause of our age we were so so scared to tell anyone I was still at school and he dropped out before we meet. As time went on we hadn't bought anything and still hadn't told anyone I started growing so fast we started feeling kicks. We finally had to find the courage to tell my parents and his. One day after work my mum picked me up and I told her she cried and yelled and told me I was stupid cause of my age and his. My dad was insisting an abortion and I wasn't gonna let it happen. They finally came around and where so supportive and love there granddaughter more then anything. It was hard for them considering they were young and knew how hard it really is. I went to my first doctors appointment and ultrasound after I told my parents. I found out I was 25 weeks I found the sex and it was a little girl but they told me it seems to look like she has Down syndrome i went home and just cried and cried and cried cause I knew it would be hard with just a baby but not a baby with disabilities. I then when back for another ultrasound to double check it and got test and they all came back negative I was so realved that everything was fine. I then started buying everything for her and she's one of the best dressed babies, so spoilt. I went into labour on the 24th of December 2012 right on my due date yes I know great Christmas present lol. I went through 6 hours of unbearable pain, she finally came and we decided to name her Summer-Rosee and she wasn't breathing she had to be taken away but when she was better I got to hold her and I just cried in happiness. My partner and I had some problems with family so he had to move back to his home town which was 8 hours away from me I didn't see him for 1 month he came back and we both still lived in separate houses and have just recently moved In together a small house but it's good for us. I still go to school and she comes with me and my partner works. We don't have much but what we have is ours and what are isn't much but we are a family and we love each other and we make best of what we got and try and be happy. My daughter is just about walking ad can say a numerous of works. I wouldn't change being a mum for the world best expirance. It is hard very very hard and there are times where you just feel like running away and hiding and not coming out. But the benefits are the smiles laughs and watching them grow and your family grow. I don't party take drugs Drink or smoke never was into that stuff so that makes it eaiser. I do wish though I travelled and finished school probably and got a good job but I also love the life I love now.

Judith - posted on 01/12/2014

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Hi, my name is judith im 18 years old and have a 4 month old daughter named Allison. I'm currently struggling with postpartum depression. I thought this would be a great way to share what I'm going through. I sometimes feel like I'm not myself I feel sad and alone I feel like my sadness won't let me feel anything else. I've been feeling this way for some time now and I really want to feel better for daughter but I don't know what to do. When I found out I was pregnant I was very excited and happy. As the days went on it was I started to get nervous how would I tell my parents? What will they say I'm still a senior in high school. Soon all the excitment fadded away once I told my parents. Luckily my parents were very supporrtive as long as I kept going to school. After I had my baby I felt very sad I felt lonely and afraid nursing my baby wasn't going great either. To make things worse my babys had stopped breathing at 6 days old i calles 911 it was the scariest call I have ever made in my life. My baby was in the hospital over night she was diagnosed with reflux and got medicine. It was one of the scariest days of my life I wish I would have had more people there with my boyfirend and I. As the months wen on my depression seems ro get worse I wish o can just go away I miss feeling myself.

Courtney - posted on 01/11/2014

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Amazing story lindsie , im sorry you and ur son had to go through all that you are such a strong woman I dont think I could have kept that strong

Courtney - posted on 01/11/2014

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Hey, my name is courtney and I got pregnant at 15. Im now 16 and still pregnant and wanna share my story. I meet my boyfriend at 15 online we meet up soon after and just clicked straight away. We fell im love very fast. Then one month my period was late I didn't think to much cos it had been a few days late once before bjt to be sure my boyfriend made me take the test. After seeing a movie I went to a public bathroom very nervous and took it. Then the 2 lines came up I couldn't believe it because I was on the pill and we were using condoms turns out an antibiotic I was on weakened the pill. Anyway I went put to my boyfriend waiting for me I still had my hands over my mouth in shock he said said "what!what! Tell me" I said it is positive. After getting the shock out of the way we were both excited and scared. I knew right from the start I wanted to keep the baby as think abortion is wrong and my bf said hes there for me what ever I decide. I told my parents a few days later and of course they were made they kept shouting at me "abortion, your getting an abortion! " mum came round faster and was supportive , my dad ignored me for a few weeks and then talked to me normal. Thank god I can live in our small home until my bf gets a job and we can move out. I am now 15 weeks pregnant and looking fwd to being a mum and seeing my lil baby. Its hard girls and im still scared bout what the future brings but I will try my best to give my child the life he/she deserves

Samantha - posted on 01/09/2014

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hello. im 19 i got pregnant and then had a miscarriage due to stress and got pregnant again 2 months later im expecting the arrival of my little baby in 2-4 weeks i got married. and now. i am looking at legal seperation.....

i am supper depressed im looking for moms. my age or around me i have lost all my friends

Katie Lannie - posted on 09/02/2013

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My name is Katie! i got pregonate at 15 and had my baby boy Bentley Rilley Burks at 16 he was the best thing that ever happened to me! but having no support from family and losing some friends is not easy!!! but i love having and i still have the support of my boyfriend Cole!!!! we are still together today that will be 4 years together this monday! i love him but this is hard i am having troubles finding a job and keeping up with my grades! but i do no i need to finish school! so Benny Boo will have some one to look up to and not have to be like oh she didnt finish school because of me i want him to know i finished for him! im now in the 11th grade and my boyfriend at 17 is in the 12th grade i just need some support! and love from some one any advise for me please thanks YOU GUYS :)

Olivia - posted on 07/29/2013

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My name is Olivia, found out I was pregnant when I was 15. I had my son when I was 16 and he is now 3 months old! I was a pre-professional dancer and I was dancing up until I was 3 months pregnant. I didn't tell my parents until I was 3 months because I couldn't get a pregnancy test, and though it all added up to "of course I'm pregnant" I was just in complete denial. I was terrified of what my parents would say. I had a little bump already so when I told my mom she said " I figured" and my parents weren't happy for the longest time. Some days they seemed happy, other days they seemed embarrassed and unsupportive. Thank the lord they are very supportive now. My baby's father absolutely adores our son he is a good father but financially he's not. Yeah he's bought some stuff for the baby but not as much as my family. My parents pay for the majority of my sons things because they won't let me get a job cause they say I need to focus on school, dance and my son. I babysit kids occasionally to scrape up as much money as possible. My boyfriend/babydaddy says he's gonna start giving me money every week which is good! As for my friends, I have all of them still, they are very supportive and they love hanging out with me and my son, they all say their my sons aunties!(: there are still people who look at me funny and make rude comments about me bring a teen mom but I brush it off because how I see it is ,"I dont know you, you font know me" and if your judging me your not important in my life. Right not I'm not a pre-professional dancer cause I need to get back in shape but I hope to be soon! I love my son more than anything, yeah he came a little to soon but I wouldn't change it!

Ira - posted on 07/14/2013

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My name is Ira presently I am 17 years old I will be 18 in January. I got married when I was 16 years old to a 18 year old named Payton we went to high school together :) we dated since I was 14. I moved out of my parents house at 16 to live with him in meridian MS where he was stationed for the navy April 23 2013 we had our beautiful baby girl :) yes it was very hard I had no family or friends to help and I still don't but I get threw it day by day and I tell myself it will get better I would not change my life for the world I love my daughter and husband with all my heart....I AM NOT THE TYPICAL TEEN MOM
I married into the military and had my child after I was married and I deal with PTSD every day of my life due to childhood abuse I am a strong WOMAN NOT JUST A TEEN BUT A WOMAN.

iratamez@gmail.com

Stephanie - posted on 05/16/2013

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NYC AREA TEEN MOMS WANTED TO SHARE YOUR STORIES W MACI & THE CAST OF TEEN MOM 3
MTV’s hit series “Teen Mom” is getting ready to film a new after show, with a brand new cast of girls, and we are looking for real Teen Mom’s, past Teen Mom’s, anyone with close ties to a Teen Mom or any other story relatable to the show to join in on a discussion.
**This is NOT an audience show. You will be asked your opinion on various topics of the show, your own experiences and how you handled it, advice you have for the Teen Mom’s on the show and a chance to ask the cast questions.
DATE- MONDAY MAY 20
TIME- 9AM-4PM- LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
LOCATION- BROOKLYN (ADDRESS WILL BE GIVEN UPON BOOKING)
You will be a part of a discussion with the cast of “Teen Mom”.

**We are only looking for a small group, so this is a very exclusive casting. You MUST be outgoing, willing to talk on camera and share your experience and stories, and be familiar with the series “Teen Mom”.
Please be available before submitting.
This is an awesome opportunity to have your voice heard and to share your experience for other girls in the country to hear. Some examples of things we are looking for include-
absent parents or a bad relationship with your Mother
a Success story from an older woman who was a Teen Mom
any other experience you have as a result of being a Teen Mom.
If you are interested in this, and you fit what we are looking for, please do the following:Email us at RealityCasting@GothamCasting.com

and include the following:
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**Your Story should consist of a similar experience as the girls on the show. Are you or were you a teen mom? How are you coping? Is your best friend a teen mom and do you see her struggle? Did you give your child up for adoption or were you adopted?,etc**
Upon receiving your email, we will follow up with a Phone Interview and then let you know if you’ve been chosen.
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Analisa - posted on 05/14/2013

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I first found out I was pregnant at 18. My daughter is 1 now and I'm 20. People still look at me funny when I tell them I have a daughter. She means the world to me. I work full time. My family and my daughter's father's mother is also supportive. It's hard though. The baby's daddy doesn't understand responsibility. He does what he wants and for a while now I've been supporting both him and my kid. He does the minimum of what a father should do. I'm pretty much through with him. I was on Medicaid until my baby was 2 months, and I gave up on WIC because one of the staff members just rubbed me the wrong way. I feel better not relying on food stamps anyways. I get enough judgment as it is. I love my baby girl though. She cares for me unconditionally. And though I brought her into this world way sooner then she wanted me to. I still can't live without her. She's the person I work hard for. It's just funny how people put you down because of your age. Half these people make less then me. Yet "I'M" unfit because I'm not married and 20.

Analisa - posted on 05/14/2013

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Hey Lindsie Cherry! Your story really made me cry. And it aggravates me how people treated you for being on Medicaid. We pay taxes too! As the youth of America we're more likely NOT to have Medicare. Social security is going instinct. Yet we're still paying to support the old folks. Next time, someone asks you," Why should I pay for your son's issues." Be like," I'm sorry you don't think my son is worthy enough to live a normal life. And by the way, I pay my taxes too. Lets just hope you never have to see your children go through what mine has. And god forbid, someone tell you YOUR child doesn't deserve a chance." I hate people like that. It's funny though. If it was them needing help, they'd take it in a heartbeat.

Danielle - posted on 05/10/2013

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Hello! so my name is Danielle and I am 14 weeks pregnant. I am seventeen years old and I am doing cyber school to finish my last year of school. My ex who is the father is a manipulative jerk trying to get me to give the baby up for adoption so he doesn't have to deal with the responsibility. It is completely out of the question since I am perfectly able to provide for this baby and I have a wonderful support system. Truthfully he is a drug abuser and such a bad influence I prefer that he would stay out of both our lives together. I would feel terrible to keep him from the baby but I am trying to surround him or her with the best type of people possible. He is threatening to take the baby away from me if I decide to keep it and says that all of this is just between me and him and that my family is completely out of the equation. He scares me and I plan on blocking him. I figure if he wants to talk to me about anything concerning the baby he can do it through my family so I won't be put in a weak position where I will give in to him. I have no idea what to do and I would really like some support and advice. Btw, I plan to take online courses after high school and work a part time job. My family is more than willing to help me watch her so I can provide a life for us.

Lindsie - posted on 04/30/2013

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When I was 17 years old I found out I was pregnant with my oldest son. I was still in high school so that made it tough. When I went into my high school to enroll for my senior year the dean of students was there, Mrs. Baldwin. She told me that I would not be able to attend the high school as I was a disgrace because I was pregnant. She said “We cannot have people like you walking around our school.” I was devastated.
I was scared that I was not only going to be able to finish high school, but that I was also not going to be able to raise this baby as a single mom. Luckily I was receiving state help such as Medicaid and WIC to help with the costs of some of this. I had no clue as a teen and a new mom how much everything was going to cost.
So on top of be scared about school and trying to figure out how I was not going to be a part of the statistics that state that most teen moms who have babies while in school I found out the scariest news any mother to be could have found out. My baby had a birth defect.
When I was about 22 weeks pregnant I found out that my son had a cleft lip. At that time they were not sure if it affected the palate or if it was just the lip. I was praying that it was only his lip. I had done a little research about the cleft lip and palate and it is much easier for the child and parents if it is only the lip. When I went back in to the ultrasound Dr. two weeks later I found out that his right kidney was infected. My heart sunk. I could not even believe what I was hearing. Why me? Why did this have to happen to my baby? I had done everything right, taken my medication, and followed doctors orders, everything.
I could not believe this was happening. This is the type of thing you hear about, you never think it could happen to you. The ultrasound DR said to me, “So you’re going to give him up for adoption right?” I looked at him and said why would you ask that? He responded “Well this is a lot of responsibility for a teenager to handle.” I said “no this is my son and we will get through this together.” I felt judged not only because I was receiving state help, people look at you funny especially when you go into the doctor’s office with Medicaid and are a teen wanting to get treatment from them. Like they are so much better than you.
After doing some research and the doctors running tests they came to the conclusion that he had a disease called Hydronephrosis, which is when he would go to the bathroom the urine would not drain fully and it would go back up into his kidneys. I could not control the thoughts that were going through my head.
I was on weekly 3D ultrasounds to monitor his kidneys and his cleft. I felt as if my whole world was crashing down on me. I was so scared and hurt that we had to go through this. By the time I was 33 weeks pregnant I had his plastic surgeon, ear nose and throat doctor as well as his urologist picked out. When he was born his kidney disease went from his right kidney to now both kidneys. They also discovered that he had the bilateral (both sides of his palate) cleft palate and unilateral (one side of his lip) lip. So not only did he have the worst of it all, but now we are facing surgeries for the rest of his youth life. More than likely until he is 19-21 years old.
When I had delivered him the social worker from the hospital came into my room and told me that not only can he get on Medicaid but he also can qualify for social security disability. I did not know what any of that was, I honestly thought that it was for people that were older who were injured and couldn’t work or were retiring. I thank god that I was able to get that help, Medicaid has so far covered just under 2 million dollars’ worth of stuff he had to have done. A lot of people judge me because I get that help but what I tell them is I work I pay my taxes and I’m not just sitting around collecting checks. They have responded to me with “well why should I have to pay for your sons issues?” I don’t know how to respond to that. It hurts, it’s not like I chose to have him have these issues, and there is nothing that I could have done different to make him not have this happen to him.
He had his first surgery for his cleft lip when he was 3 weeks old. As I sat in the prep room with him, holding him and crying I could not believe I was going to hand my baby over to the doctors to put him under and say goodbye for a little bit. Not knowing the outcome and how he would handle it.
He did a great job, he was in recovery for 2 hours, when I went back saw him I nearly fainted. There was so much blood and he was sleeping, I didn’t know what he was going to be like when he woke up. He was in the pediatric unit for 3 days. When I brought him home 3 days later he was doing great, until that night at 3:30am something told me to wake up and check on him. When I woke up to check on him and he was not breathing, he was grey/blue.
I rushed him into the hospital where he was put on life support and they air lifted him to Presbyterian St Luke's hospital. He spent 8 days in the NICU on life support, I went in on the 9th day and he was off all of his tubes. I was going to be able to take my baby home the next day. They told me that what had happened was that the pain medicine that they gave him depressed his brain and shut everything down.
After that incident he did great, he recovered great, but two weeks later he stopped breathing again. I took him back into the hospital and they kept him for another 3 days. He had to be on oxygen for 1 month at least to make sure this does not happen again. He was on it for a total of 2 ½ months. When he was 4 months old he had his kidney surgery and followed by that at 6 months old he had his first jaw reconstruction surgery, and 5 ear tube placements. Devon is now almost 8 years old and a healthy happy boy. We just got word that his kidneys are finally functioning normal.
In the next year he will have a bone graph in which they will take bone from his hip and place it in his top jaw where his cleft is. This has been a long trying road for him and I as well as our family, but we have beaten many odds and overcome what doctors have said we wouldn’t.
All in all I am so thankful for what the state of Colorado has done for me and my son, without the help of the government with Medicaid and SSI there is no way I could get through this. Even if I had him on regular insurance I still could not afford all the co-pays and or the remaining bills that are left over that insurance does not cover. Yes they make it hard to get their services but in the end it is worth the struggle. I can deal with people judging me and putting me down for getting help, as long as my little boy is healthy I don’t care what they have to say.

Thank you
Lindsie Cherry

Michelle - posted on 02/22/2013

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NOW CASTING "Untitled Mother/Daughter Show"
DO YOU AND YOUR MOTHER ACT MORE LIKE BEST FRIENDS THAN MOTHER AND DAUGHTER? Do people often mistake you and your mother as sisters because you are close in age? If your relationship runs the gamut, from constantly being at each other's throats to being each other's best friend… then we want to hear from you.

A major production company is currently looking for glamorous affluent mother/daughter duos nationwide. Mother/daughters must be outgoing, ambitious and over-the-top characters who appear to be between 15-20 years apart.


To apply, please email casting directors at motherdaughtershow@gmail.com. Include the following for both you and your mom: Photo, name, occupation, contact information and a brief description of yourself. If you’re the right fit, someone from our casting office will contact you!

Lisa - posted on 01/07/2013

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Attention TEEN MOMS. We are opening our home to teen moms who need help. We are in Florida. Please email us if you need a home for you and your baby
Lisa
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Lisa - posted on 01/07/2013

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If you need a MOM to talk to please feel free to contact me. Ive been there ! I can help

Wain - posted on 12/21/2012

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Dorothy of Oz is sure to be an instant classic for the whole family. The film is due out next year but the buzz being created is undeniable. Between the vastly talented cast and the original music, how could you not be excited! Glee's Lea Michele is in the title role as Dorothy Gale and she will bring such a fresh sound to the legendary character. Let us not forget Martin Short, Bernadette Peters, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, and many more bringing life to both new and older familiar characters!! Dorothy of Oz has all the components to be the new family favorite!

Wain - posted on 12/20/2012

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Dorothy of Oz is sure to be an instant classic for the whole family. The film is due out next year but the buzz being created is undeniable. Between the vastly talented cast and the original music, how could you not be excited! Glee's Lea Michele is in the title role as Dorothy Gale and she will bring such a fresh sound to the legendary character. Let us not forget Martin Short, Bernadette Peters, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, and many more bringing life to both new and older familiar characters!! Dorothy of Oz has all the components to be the new family favorite!

Wain - posted on 12/20/2012

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Dorothy of Oz is sure to be an instant classic for the whole family. The film is due out next year but the buzz being created is undeniable. Between the vastly talented cast and the original music, how could you not be excited! Glee's Lea Michele is in the title role as Dorothy Gale and she will bring such a fresh sound to the legendary character. Let us not forget Martin Short, Bernadette Peters, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, and many more bringing life to both new and older familiar characters!! Dorothy of Oz has all the components to be the new family favorite!

Briana - posted on 11/28/2012

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Hi my name is Briana and I am military wife and the mom of a 2yr old boy and 5 month old girl. I was a teen mom getting pregnant at 17 and having my son at 18. I had my daughter at the age of 21. I know how hard it is to want to give your kids everything as soon as you make eye contact with them. The last few months I have been having ideas of creating a foundation for young mothers from the ages of 14 to 21 years old. I want to be able to give the teen parents a chance that some people feel is not deserving to a teen parents.

Rhonda - posted on 11/14/2012

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In most of these blogs Iam reading I hear a young girl scared and pregnant for the first time some have a male (boyfriend) sort of involved but really dont want anything to do with the situation. What I really would like to know is where are the parents of the young mother, most have mothers in the picture but I rarely see any with a father figure for the new mother. Where are the fathers of the pregnant girls, I think this would be a great impact on and influence towards their daughters dilema even if the teens parents are divorced or separated they should have there hands in their daughter and grandbabies lives. Even close neighbors would be a great help remember it takes a village.

Julia - posted on 11/01/2012

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I just started a blog, if anyone would like to know how my life as a teen mom is going please don't hesitate to follow :) i love being a mom, I am 17 , my son is 9 weeks old, I graduated high school and am on my way to college, if you have questions please comment on my blog and I will reply

Deborah - posted on 10/16/2012

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I am 17 years old and just found out that I am 3 months pregant. I was shocked. i was on the pill and even with the pill i rarely had unprotected sex. but the few times I did I was on an antibiotic and it made my pill not work even though I asked my doctor and was told that I was ok. Me and My boyfriend have only been together for 4 months. our parents are both very angry with us. I am getting my highschool diplomia in a few weeks and am training to become an office admin. I guess the moral of all of this is that not every teenager who gets pregant drops out and doesnt do well, or is the type who doesnt take precautions. I know that the road ahead isnt gonna be easy, it gonna be hard and take a lot of work. But I am willing to do whatever it takes, and not give up, because i have more to think about than just my future, i have someone elses future to think about as well.

Madison - posted on 09/12/2012

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I found out I was pregnant my junior year of high school. I have always been a good student, and very responsible; and never thought it would happen too me. I came to realize it could happen to anyone. I was 16 years old, and with my boyfriend of 3 years. At first I was shocked, but I went to my mom right away. There were so many tears, and so many questions it began to overwhelm me. I would break down randomly, because I thought I couldn't do it. I was so scared of my future, because I knew everything was going to change. I would hear my mom crying at night, I would see the disappointment in her eyes. My mom wanted me to tell my dad myself, so I did. The hardest thing was looking my dad right in the eyes, and telling him I was pregnant. It was like every dream they had for me vanished with in seconds. Abortion wasn't an option for me, I have always been aganist it. But other people would ask if I consider it. I believe if you don't want to keep your child the only other option should be adoption. But back to the story...My boyfriend was so supportive, his father never was around, he saw his dad for the first time when he was 16 years old. He wanted to be a father to his baby, and he is a great one. His family said I purposely got pregnant so that I could keep my boyfriend forever. His mother called me terrible names, and said all I would do was live off of welfare. His mother invited his ex girlfriend around to harass me. His parent's wouldn't let him see anymore, and his mother always screamed at me. He began to be fed up with and moved out. He ended up staying at his grandparents, and I stayed at my moms. Once I found out I was pregnant I started taking online courses during the summer before my senior year. I was able to finish 2 classes, and then only have 1 at school. I went into my senior year 7 months pregnant. I can still remember seeing everyone all dressed up on the first day. Trust me I was right there with them. Keep in mind when I left my junior year I was tiny, and didn't really start showing till 6 months. Everyone just looked and stared, and I had a couple people say I looked cute, but for the most part just looks. But I wasn't going to make looks bother me, who knows what they were thinking. I wasn't going to waste my time figuring out either. I was due November 18th, and we were expecting a boy. I was still living with my mom, and my boyfriend was living with his grandparents. My boyfriend was living 2 hours away at one point, but moved back right before the baby was born. He always bought what we needed for the baby, no questions asked. He was just what I needed. On November 16,2011 I had my son Taeton. He was perfect I was so excited to finially have my son. I am now going to be 18 in November and Taeton is going to be turning one. I am going to college full time, and doing in a home daycare. I breast feed Taeton still, and I am beyond proud of my self. I am a great loving mom, and everyday I get the stereotypical looks. I even had a girl at "The Children's Place" say are you buying this for you son, and I said yes he is 9 months. She then looked at me and said oh my gosh how old are you? Completely thrown off I said 17. With a whole line of people behind us the girl responds by saying "woah you're young", ah good luck. I didnt scream at her, or make a rude remark. I turned and went on my way. There will be plenty people to judge but you know what you know who you are. I know I am an amazing mother, and I wouldn't be any better than I am now if I was 40. I am now engaged to the father of my son, and we still live seperately. I didn't want to rush and live together, because we have opportunity to save money while we are both going to school, well he's going to be a pipefitter. We both have the most motivation by having our son Taeton.



I don't believe in abortion, and I would love to give innocent babies a voice. Follow me on twitter in support of these babies. They need a voice, and we need to give it to them. I have video's on abortion, that I watched while pregnant. They're motivational, and make you want to make a difference.

https://twitter.com/M_Soriteu

Bridget - posted on 09/06/2012

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i met my baby daddy in feb.of 2009 i was 14 and he was 24 we didnt have sex until a few months after i turned 15 i ended up getting pregnant an i had my little girl nevaeh skye june 30,2010 at 16 i ended up getting preeclampcia durning my pregnancy and so they had to take her a few days early she weight 7pd 14 onc. the father never got to meet her but thru pics an that was all i wasnt suppose to have a phone or seeing him bc my parents wanted all the control they took temporary coustodyof my daughter when she was born but i was still the one taking care of her an trying to finish high school at the time it was hard at times and stressful with no sleep then at age 17 i hadmy son brayden michael september 28 2011 yes i bet ur wondering how that happen well lets just say i lied all the time about being at a freinds house when i was with my babyy daddy lol well anyways this pregnancy was horriable i got dehydrated almost lost him from it an morning sickness with him hit my super hard and my stomach was so tight it hurt from him moving which couldve been bc he was almost 10 pounds an yes i had them both naturally but anyways it was hard on me with two kids an one being jelouse of the other now they fight all the time an he isnt 1 year yet lol crazy being a teen mom is very hard an stressful at times you dont get to live the normal teenage life which i never had anyways an not complain bc i love my kids but my parents now have custody of them both an now im always depressed an wanting my kids with me but my parents wont let it happen but now that my baby daddy and my family get along pretty good an he gets to be in his kids lifes as well as i do my kids know who we are and everything it from my exsperiance its not easy at all u have to buy them everything they need an have food on the table for them its really exspencive........everybody now days are getting pregnant thing its going to be a easy job and fun an stuff an not thinking bout them bring a baby into this world when u barly have income to support them its not a game its a human being

Tyla - posted on 08/29/2012

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I was 15 and just starting to get to be a TEENAGER you know partys and working on getting my license spending every second with my friends and my bf. I went to visit my mom for xmas vacation and new years day I was very sick but thought nothing of it thought it was from drinking the night before. When I got back to my dads and school started I couldnt go because I felt like CRAP. I missed a whole week of school so my dad decided to take me to the doctor where I was diagnosed with a sinus infection but the doctor said they had to do a pregnancy test before giving me the medicine and when the nurse walked in and said that it was positive I remember just crying and looking over at my dad telling him how sorry I was and he was so mad at me...we had some blood work done and then left the doctor he called my mom screaming at her telling her that it is her fault and he tried to make me get an abortion. He asked me who the father was and I lied due to the fact that my bf and I had broken up and he was 20 years old and it was a very nasty break up. My mom ended up coming to get me just 3 days later. She was mad but she wasnt near as mad as my dad...I stayed in school through my pregnancy and didnt have many friends I had a BF that didnt last long because he didnt want the responsibility of a baby (obviously who wouldnt if it wasnt theirs is what he told me)we remained friends though...when I was 6 months pregnant my ex got back in touch with me and I told him he started making the 8 hour trips to see me every weekend and by the time July 24th rolled around (my due date) he had been with me for a week and a half just in case the little stinker decided to make an early appearance anyway that day I got a back headache and went to the hospital I was induced and in labor for 72 hours 2 and half hours of pushing and an emergency c section later we got to see our baby boy we named him Darren David after my uncle. He was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. My BF proposed 1 week later and 11 months later we were married. My son is now 2 and we are still married and happy as ever we laugh about our story now and we wonder what life would be like without Darren but we are currently trying to have another baby....during pregnancy I went into premature labor andit was stopped and I also developed preclamsia and a thyroid problem

Holly - posted on 08/21/2012

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Hello, I was 16 when i had my first daughter. I am now 22 and helping other teen moms and promoting prevention is dear to my heart I have started a blog and a page on facebook and Im trying to get as many teen moms as possible to get together and talk about different issues. My blog is http://teenhelpspot.blogspot.com/
the facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/TeenMomHelpSuppo...
Both of my sites are a safe place and I encourage everyone to come read my story and comment! ask questions im so excited to start helping other girls

Angela - posted on 08/19/2012

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I'm 15 and pregnant I don't kno what to do I feel like I'm alone I haven't told my mom I'm scared to tell her this just ruined my life I'm supposed to graduate 1 year early and go to Texas A&M but now with this baby I'm afraid all that has changed I'm really scared he knows that I'm pregnant and he wants to stay with me and the baby but I'm still scared that he's gonna change his mind at any time he seems to be acting different he doesn't talk to me anymore and I'm really scared I just feel like crying all the time I want to kill myself, I messed up I understand that someone please talk to me someone who won't judge me please I have been holding these feelings in for the past 2 weeks, somebody please tell me what to do I'm really scared to kno what's happening???!

Nede - posted on 08/18/2012

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I my name is Nede i'm a teen mother in I have a 1 year old I love her to death but I truly have struggled with my life since I got prego. When I first found out I was prego I was so scared to tell my parents because I new they were not guna let me see my baby father because he was a little bit more older then me, but then my parents after fue months asepted him. The only conserde I had is that they did want us to live together so we waited a long time to live together till my baby was 7 monthes he moved in my house. Before he moved in I didn't have no help with my baby my mom sometime would help me but most of the time it was me doing everything. In now that I live with my boyfriend we fight a lot in sometime we end up till 4 day with out talking. In the thing I hate more is that we fight when the baby is in the room I know it's not good for my baby to see us in thoes terms in now I dont know how to say sorry or stop bing mean if someone reads this please I need to know your point of view!:)

Alma - posted on 05/24/2012

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well i was 16 when i got pregnant and so was my boyfriend. i got kicked out of my house by my mom. she was not supportive at ALL! my boyfriend brought me too his house and at the begining evrything was great, but after a month i felt so overwhelmed because my family didnt support me. after a month of living with my boyfriends family, he proposed :) it was on of the happiest day of my life. we got married in july of 2009 and even though my mom wasnt okay with it, she still went. 7 months later on Feb 6 2010 i gave birth to a wonderful baby boy that weight 8 1/2 pounds and 21 inches longs. that day forever changed my life. my mom now LOVES my son, and she always wants to be with him. she helps me with whatever i need and is super supportive and i really thank her for that. My now husband is also SUPER supportive and has ALWAYS been there for me. i graduated high school, and im now going to become a phlebotomist (a person who draws blood from patients). and im also working towards becoming a registered nurse:) some people used to say my life was gona go down the drain because i was going to be a child taking care of a child, but guess what i proved everyone wrong! and im proud of that:)

Courtney - posted on 05/19/2012

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Well, I found out that I was pregnant at 16. I ran away from home, and traveled by myself to california, without knowing how i was going to survive. I met a group of people there who solicited, and I started that job. It was hard, working all day and traveling all the time, when I was really sick and tired. I didn't have a support group, nobody I knew was around me.
Not long after I had started to work, a guy that I had met and liked, decided to take me with him because he was leaving the soliciting group. We ended up walking 130 miles north. I was 10 weeks pregnant at that time. Eventually we made it to a little town called Clearlake. But, after we had found a place to stay, the guy i was with left me stranded. I was alone, and somewhere I knew nothing about.
After sitting at the local subway for 5 or more hours ( about until they closed) a family drove up and asked me why I had been sitting there for so long..They asked me if I needed help, and I said yes, I do. So, they took me back to their home, and that is where I stayed until my baby girl was born.
While I was staying there, I met a fantastic guy, who was my age at that time, (I turned 17 before she was born), and we clicked. We've been together for a year and a half now, and my daughter is his daughter.
It's been tough. And I wasn't ready to grow up. But I am married, and pregnant again. And I am happy. I just wish that things could have been different.

Briena - posted on 04/28/2012

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I have been through so much, so this is my warning I wrote about my pregnancy and up until my son's current age of 8 months.

I've never been a typical teenager, I've always acted like someone two years older than me. I've always thought outside the box and I have been strong when it came to my personality and who i am.

I found out I was pregnant after my 17th birthday.I had clues that I was pregnant and I had discussed them with my fiance and we agreed that there was the strong possiblity. We knew that if I indeed I was, than it would be a lunge in me and Roberto's relationship.One day, I had a huge headache, I felt sick, my breasts felt tender and I had an insatiable hunger which is out of the ordinary for my 98 pound body. I believed it was the flu but when i got to the doctors office, before I knew it I was tested postive for pregnancy. My mother was with me so when she heard the announcment from the doctor my mom's eyes were wide open and abruptly darted straight for me.She had this smirk of smile that said, "I'm gonna kill you but I'm just too happy to". On the ride to my house, my mother said to me, " I can't believe that you lied to me about being sexually active but at the same time I just can't believe your pregnant!". Despite anything negative/positive my mom was saying I was on cloud 9. I just had this tingling feeling that went through my neck and left me speechless with utter amazment that I was pregnant with something beautiful inside of me. I gripped my stomach and cradled it and felt this connection, and it made this lump travel up through my throat and made me cry. I thought to myself, "this is the beginning of something new". My father was not happy about it at first but he saw the smile on my face and quickly questioned me. " Do you realize what you have gotten yourself into? Do realize how much your life has just changed overnight? Do realize what this means?Cause there are three options; A you give up the baby for adoption, B you have an abortion or C you take care of that baby". I smiled at my dad, "yes i do, i realize it's not gonna be easy but I know it's what I want. I already made a decision the second that I found I was pregnant. I want this life in me and I can feel it in me that I'm ready. My dad smiled at me and said, "I'm proud of you, now come and give me a hug! My girl is gonna have a baby!". My fiances parents are traditional catholic mexicans so they laid down the law that I have to stay home cook and clean and serve my husband while he went to work. Of course, I fought them endlessly that I will still be attending school and I will have a job because the economy today it is hard to have only one income in one household. School was important to me, dropping out was not an option in my plan. The excitment of my pregnancy did not wain one bit despite comments I got from my fiance's family and "friends". They all said, "your going to ruin that babies life", "I knew you would end up pregnant","The baby sounds like a good idea now but when he gets older your going to change your mind", "babies are the worst!","your going to get fat", "your life is going to be like 16 and pregnant", "you better have the grandparents take care of the baby cause they know what they are doing" just nothing but negative comments. Very few people believed in my ability as a mother except for my close friends who knew me best. They helped me through highschool when people would call me "disgusting","gross","a statistic","your babies daddy is going to leave you","don't expect him to be there for you". People were real mean about it and they would always put me down. One girl in particular,a single mother who had her daughter her freshman year told me almost every day, "your fiance is going to leave you","you won't be important to him anymore"& "he won't want anything to do with your baby". I didn't say anything to her because I knew she was only talking out of jealousy. Me and fiance during the pregnancy were inseperable, he still held my hand and kissed me. He always kissed my stomach, it was just unbelievable how much courage he had to still stand with me when it felt like the world was against us. I know some girls don't get what I still have, which I've always known was true love. When my son was born, cleaned and wrapped up I didn't get a chance to hold him since I was so exhausted my arms were too weak. Not even a minute after they cleaned him my husband stayed by his side and just held him. He just stared at him and Basilio just stared right back. I just watched them and Roberto just smiled at his newborn son. Oh God! was it AMAZING!...afterwards after sleeping 7 hours, tylenol and food in my system.I finally got to hold my son and I anticipated it the moment i woke up, the baby i had been waiting for for 9 months was here. My son looked at me with his little beady black eyes and I thought then, "how can everyone be so against me having you and how can people say such awful things about an angel like you?". He just stared and slowly fell asleep as i talked to him. That moment i realized something about myself. I had gotten this far giving birth to this absolutely gorgeous baby with my fiance by my side. I can do this, I can be a great mother despite my age. Love conquers all.

Of course, like any other relationship me and Roberto fought alot but we did have a baby young and quick so it was definatly challenging but our love is hard to break. The next couple of months me and Roberto antcipate Basilio's every mile stone. We had quickly learned that our son was not like other babies, he is very inquizitive. Ever since he was 3 months his attentino to detail was uncanny and baffled me . We hit bumps in the road but who doesn't! Basilio is now 8 months, crawling and pulling himself up on furniture. I would tell you more but thats another story all it's own. Once I brag about my son there is just not stopping me for the next few hours. The way I see it, my life was not like a TV show. It felt like a dream because things of the past are not that bad as it seemed at the time. When you mature at the rate that I have you tend to look at life differently. I have looked at with positivity but every now and then I always see someone say something stupid about teen moms. All I can do is try to understand why people feel the need to bully teenage moms and try to get them to understand that not all teen moms are like the ones on MTV. The reason why I am telling my story here because I am proud of how much I've gone through and still live my life with my absolutly amazing son Basilio. Yes I do still have to go through more milestones but it's my life and my son is just along for the ride until he makes his decisions. When he does me and Roberto will be there to show him things about life in our long journey. He is the future generation and Roberto and I know that we hold that responsiblity to future of the America with how we raise our son. We will first start with LOVE ♥

Kenasia - posted on 02/27/2012

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Well I know for me was n still is hard. I got pregnant with kwali when I was 16. When I found out I was pregnant I was 21 weeks. I seriously felt a kick in my stomach and went to the doctor. It was during the summer and my mom went to Texas. She came back real upset with me. My boyfriend was 18, going to colleg.e and jobless. I had a high risk pregnancy and had to stay in bed 24/7. At the beginning I was going to get an abortion but I couldnt do it. But eventually everything is ok, my son is 1 running all over the place and im 18, about to get my own place and finished school.

Sheyenne - posted on 12/06/2011

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i just turned 17 in febuary. that following may, i found out i was pregnant. me& my bf planned this to happen, to tell you the truth, it was pretty shocking. didn't think i would get pregnant so fast. i know iam young but having a baby is what we wanted and it may seem careless but iam happy with the decision we made. just because iam pregnant doesnt mean i am gonna give up my dreams and goals. i have tons of support from my boyfriends family and mine also, i could still achieve what i want to do. iam 36 weeks pregnant now and i am greatful& thankful that all my family supports me in any way they can with this baby. but iam enjoying the very last few weeks of my pregnancy, its been great& i cannot wait for my baby to be here. due January3/2012. :)

Terin - posted on 07/10/2011

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I met my now husband my freshman year of highschool. I was 15 and he was 17 and we date for about a year before I got pregnant. I found out I was pregnant at the beginning of February. Somehow my husband already knew I was pregnant but I was in denial. I took 4 pregnancy tests which all came out positive and that still wasn't enough for me so I even went to planned parenthood to take a test from them. But they told me I didn't need to and that I was pregnant because 4 prego tests don't lie. So I finally accepted that I was pregnant. My guy was SO supportive of whatever I wanted. He wanted to keep the baby and I didn't know what I wanted to do but he said he'd support me on whatever I decided to do. Which in the end when I was 7 month prego I decided I wanted to keep her. I told my mom I was pregnant and she just kinda gave me a look as if I was joking and then we just talked about what we would do. My parents are split up. I waited about 2 months into my pregnancy before I told my dad because I knew that situation would turn sour FAST. I ended up just spilling it to him and he freaked out telling me I screwed up my life and he was gonna kill my boyfriend and blah blah blah. It broke my heart. He even told me that he wouldn't come to my wedding because he thought it was a mistake to marry my guy. But eventually he came around. I told him I was getting married and walking down that Isle and if he wanted to walk me he was more than welcome but if not I would get my grandpa. I married my guy when I was almost 4 months prego. We found out in May that we were having a baby girl and we were so excited because he has all brothers (7) and I have a sister and a brother. September 19th and 7:37AM after 49 hours of labor out beautiful baby girl arrived weighing 6 lbs. 14oz. 19 1/2 inches long! She was perfectly healthy with a little bit of Jaundice. I've been married to my guy for 15 months now and we are doing amazing. We're living on our own and off of our own money. No medicaid no nothing. We were never on anything. Being a teen mom is not all it's cracked up to be like on TV. It's hard. and You really don't realize what you're getting into until your baby is here and you see how hard it really is to be responsible for a human being. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love my daughter and my husband. My life is wonderful.

Lindsey - posted on 05/30/2011

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I started dating my boyfriend at the beginning of my freshman year and my periods were always on time same exact time each month. I missed my period by 1 day and my boyfriend made me take a pregnancy test. The test line was so faint that I didn't think that I was pregnant. Then my boyfriend told me that if there was a line at all that meant I was. My boyfriend worked all the time every day after school and on the weekends to save money for the baby, and I got a job as soon as I found out that I was expecting working a few days a week after school and on the weekends. My parents were excited about a baby so they helped with buying the crib and clothes. I only made minimum wage and couldn't hardly afford to buy anything for our baby, so my boyfriend paid for most of the things we needed. I graduate early and started college so that way I could get my life started and make something of my life for my son. My boyfriend was 2 years older than me so he started working at a coal mine as soon as he graduated to pay for everything for our son. We are now married and own our own land and I'm 21 my husband is 23 and our son is 5 years old. If we wouldn't have had my family to help when our son was first born I don't know how we would have made it.

Heathur - posted on 04/21/2011

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I found out I was pregnant a month before I turned 18. It came as a total surprise because I had been on the pill for nearly two years & took it religiously- set an alarm on my phone so I could take it at the same time every night, never forgetting a night. I took 4 tests at home before I finally told my babies father because I didn't believe the first 3. When I found out I was pregnant, I'd been with her father for a year & a half. My parents were devastated when I first told them, but once I went to my first OB appointment, my mother was assured that everything happens for a reason & that I was meant to have this child for whatever reason. Abortion & adoption just weren't options for me. I support women's right to do both, but I personally could never do either. My baby's father's mother & I did not get along & in turn, things between the two of them went downhill fast. Things got worse every day for him having to deal with her, so my parents were kind enough to move him into our home where we both graduated high school together with the rest of our class. We both worked part time throughout the entire pregnancy, as well. Instead of getting a graduation gift from my parents, such as a vacation on a Cruise ship like the one my older sister went on when she graduated, I asked that my parents get me a nursery for my daughter. My family & friends all grew extremely supportive- I'm so thankful for that. My beautiful, healthy daughter was finally born mid September 2006. Fast forward to now- I'm lucky enough to be a mother to the most incredible 4 year old little girl ever. She's smart, sassy, loving, & I could not ask for more. Her father & I are still together! Not the norms for most teen pregnancy, I know. Two months from now, we'll have been together for 7 years. He's an amazing father to her & my best friend. I thank god every day for blessing me with such an incredible daughter & man by my side, as well as my family & friends. He works full time at a great job with awesome benefits & I run an in home daycare so that I can also be with my daughter throughout the day. We live in a great home in a wonderful community & see both of our families regularly. It was extremely difficult at first & we've faced obstacles, but at the end of the day, we're a family that loves each other very much. I would not have changed a single thing.

Azhe - posted on 03/14/2011

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I was 17 And i just finish my sophmore yr at high school.A friend of mine introduced me to My now babys father. I thought it was goin to be good but things dont always turn out the way you want them to..Anywho we met face to face for the first time after months of talkin on the phone and computer one thing lead to another. I told him i was pregnat we started planning out what we were going to do. So when i was 6 months pregnat i found out that my babys father had gotten married to someone other than me.I felt used. Being pregnat i was emotional and i didnt have anybody to turn to for comfot. I was soo pissed that at that point i didnt want him in my daughter life! I had my daughter when i was 18 and things were okay until mothers day came around and i found out thathe and his wife were having a baby of thir own! now at this point i am beyond mad and i know i shouldnt be cause thats what husbands and wifes do but Im just mad at the fact that he has a baby that he get to see everyday and my daughter only gets to see her dad when he choses to come down to see her (we dont live in the same state.) i wish that i wouldnt have even told him that i was pregnat if i knew he was goin to do all this to me.. so i am a single teenage mom going to school workin. Im proud of myself for all that i have accomplished and i love my daughter with all my heart and the last thin i want is for her wondering why her daddy is never around. I justfeel like i have to do what is right and thats to keep her safe from having her heart broken as well.

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I found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks before my 18th.

Me and the dad had talked about having kids, but never that soon.

I had my son on December 12th 2007, and I was 18.

He's changed my life so much, I love him with everything I have. He'll always be number 1 in my life. Everything I do is for him.

Being a teen parent hasn't been easy - you get heaps of people thinking they're better than you because they don't have a baby. But whatever, my son is my everything, and has made me a better person. :)

It sucks because his dad and I broke up 5 months ago, but we both love our son very much, and neither of us would change what happened :)

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