When you found out you were pregnant...

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were you excited or upset?

I was 17 about to turn 18 (still in high school) when I found out I was pregnant. I wasn't upset at all. I was very excited about the idea of being pregnant and becoming a mom. I can't imagine that every single teenager was upset when they found out they were pregnant.

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Ashtyn - posted on 11/24/2012

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I was 16 about to be 17 when me and my dad got in a car accident and he passed away... at the hospital they told me I was pregnant I wasn't upset I was just so confused about what happened but a week later I had a ultrasound and found out it was twins and I was so excited

Ashley - posted on 11/19/2012

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I was 18 when I found out I was pregnant, I was getting rdy to party up in Lincoln with some of my friends and we were staying at a hotel. I was getting rdy and in my bag I had some 1 dollar pregnancy tests in my bag. I said to my friend lets take these just for fun.. She took hers negative. The first thing I said was it looks like I'm not going out tonight and i was 7-8 weeks pregnant. Right after I found out i could notice all my symptoms. It was weird.

Christan - posted on 10/29/2009

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I was 18. I was in my first semester of college. i took a test and it came out positive and i was calm and i just accepted it. My best friend on the other hand made me go buy more to make sure. I was a little excited, a little nervous, mainly scared of telling my mom lol but the part that I freaked out on was for my first doctors appt they did an ultrasound...good thing too cuz we found out i was having twins :] that was when i was a little scared lol but they are wonderful and i love them so much

Sarah - posted on 10/29/2009

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i was 15 when i had my little girl i was scared shocked and excited all at the same time now i will be 20 in march and she will be 4 in feb she is the best thang that ever happend to me

Sarah - posted on 10/29/2009

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Quoting Erica:

I was 20 and living in a HOMELESS SHELTER!! I was devastated because I wasn't in any situation to bring a baby into the world. HOWEVER, it gave me the extra push to get on my feet so much quicker and had a stable home long before my daughter was born



i meant this was encouraging by the fact that becoming pregnant helped you get back on to feet.

Regina - posted on 10/29/2009

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I was 17,It was halloween and my bestfriend came over and rode to bus to the hospital wit me. I wasn't upset, i was scared of the finacial part. when i found out that the father was a piece of s**t i got angry cause he ended the beginning

Arielle - posted on 10/28/2009

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I was 14. Just starting my freshman yr, just getting over my Dad's death. I was so shocked. The baby's father was excited but he was a senior at the time. I cried and cried. I didnt tell my mom until I was 7 months. I was shocked and scared. Stares and smirks hurt me really bad but now I am really strong.

Chloe - posted on 10/14/2009

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I was 15 when my first baby was born i was over the moon because being a mum is all ive ever wanted to do

Christina - posted on 10/14/2009

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i didn't cry or anything untill it really sank in at like 5 months ... with my first pregnancy .
with the second , i was like ' oh shit .' ... thats all i said lol When i told my parents about being pregnant, for my first pregnancy , i texted her .. lol i didn't want to see her reaction or anything .. when i got home that next morning , i went straight to my room . My dad never talked to me for 2 weeks straight , made me more emotional then ever .. :p and my second pregnancy, i just straight up toldmy parents. they wern't mad or anything , got a car out of it though :D

Erica - posted on 10/06/2009

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I was a mix of emotions.... I was young, still partying, I was 17 when I got pregant and 18 when I had my daughter. But honestly, when after the first time I heard her heart beat and saw her in the ultrasound, nothing else matter, except for my fiance. It was a big change, but a wonderful. I was scared and nervous at first, I was always good with kids, but wasn't sure how I would be with a baby 24/7 and she is going to be a year Oct 30, and I just got a job! I didn't work until she was a couple days past 11 months. I wouldn't want it any other way, I loved spending every day with her, I needed my breaks but i wouldnt' change anything about not working. I got to see everything that she was doing, and made she was okay! I couldn't work not knowing what she was doing, beinga newborn and an infant!

Teri - posted on 10/06/2009

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i am 19 and when i found out i was pregnant i was upset and worried about my partner and wat he would say so i tried to stay out for most of the day till he got home from work, i bought a pair of baby socks and gave them to him when i got home he looked at me as if why did i get them and asked if i had bought them for my neice, i smiled and said no they are for us... he looked at me nd smiled and said wat u gonna do i am still pregnant and loving every minute i find out in two weeks wat im having my partner and i couldnt be any more frilled....

Nicole - posted on 10/05/2009

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alot happened. i was 19, now 20. expecting november 10th w/ a wonderful biracial baby boy. we first thought that we had an accident and were thinking about having one anyways so we decided to try as well. 8 home pregnancy tests said i was, 2 doctor tests said i wasn't so we went by the doctors tests. had one more period. missed the next one... by that time i was 3 months so... we're not really sure what happened there... but we're not gonna tell him that.. :D in the end, when we actually found out, we were really excited that it finally came back positive. (scary thought at first)

Katy - posted on 10/05/2009

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I know what you mean, I was 17 about to turn 18 also and I was so happy and excited, I actually planned on getting pregnant, well more like didn't try to prevent getting pregnant but yeah it's not the same for everyone because alot of people aren't in a stable enough situation to raise a baby.

Marissa - posted on 10/05/2009

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I was scared and elated. I was afraid of how my bf would react because we werent ready. but things worked out and we had our little son and are proud parents :)

Angelia - posted on 10/04/2009

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I turned 19 one month before i found out i was pregnant. I actually found out i was pregnant on Boxing Day! I was excited because i love children but scared because i was having a few problems with her father at the time. She is now 5 weeks old and i am a very proud mum!

Christen - posted on 10/04/2009

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I was mostly in shock. I think i was happy, but things were bad with baby's father so i was mostly scared of his and my fathers reaction. idk i was very conflicted

Janice - posted on 10/04/2009

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I was 16 turning 17 wen I found out I was pregnant and I was very excited, but her father wasn't as excited. It was okay cuz I already knew he wasn't gon stay around. And I wen thru school being pregnant and I graduated

wit A's and B's.

Bethany - posted on 10/04/2009

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I was 18, working full time and going to school...I was a nervous, scared wreck...my husband wasn't though, he was thrilled! 2nd time I found out I was 19, I was scared then too because I had a 6 month old! We ended up losing that pregnancy. I'm now 21 and found out that we are pregnant again about 13 weeks ago. This time I'm finally excited about being pregnant! I'm in school again, but am a stay at home mom for my now 2 year old.

Jemma - posted on 10/04/2009

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i was 15 when i became pregnant and it was a complete shock and the hardest decision ive ever had to make
i knew my life would have to change completly and i cryed alot throughout the first half of my pregnancy
i decided to keep him because i just couldnt go through with an abortion
towards the end of my pregnancy i was still really nervous and scared but i was starting to get used to the idea of being a mum
when my baby was born i couldnt bring myself to hold him at first but a week or so later he began to grow on me and now i love him so much and really regret even considering abortion i dont know what id do without out him now
hes the best thing thats ever happened to me :) xxx

Carly - posted on 10/04/2009

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i was 16 when i fell pregnant i got with my partner on my birthday in march i found out i was pregnant i was a little scared but upset more, i moved out of home cause i couldnt tell my parents cause i know they would get angry, i was living with my fiance (boyfriend) at the time, when i did tell my mum n dad they were angry told me that i couldnt go near them for days than they rang us up n said congratulations, i was happy i finally moved back in with my mum, and had a little girl her name is zuleika-paige i love her to death she is my world and i wouldnt no wat to do if my partner wasnt there

Jacinta - posted on 10/04/2009

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i found out i was pregnant 2 days after my 19th birthday. after the initial panic of wondering how my boyfriend would react i was really excited :) my boyfriend was so great about it, and was just as excited as i was. and i knew i had his full support. i know that for alot of younger women its very daunting and scarey, and if my situation was different im sure it would have been that way for me too. but its been total bliss :)

Megan - posted on 10/03/2009

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I was not upset at all!! I love my baby girl and my man (her father)! They are the greatest things that have ever happened to me and they help me everyday!!

Brooke - posted on 10/03/2009

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I was 17 when I fell pregnant alost 18, my daughter was planned so I was never upset!!! My partner and I were very prepared, we had lots of savings we both worked until I couldn't anymore. I am now 19, my daughter is 8 months, my partner and I are stronger then ever and are paying off our own home a new car and still have our old car..

Stephanie - posted on 10/03/2009

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I was 18 but i was gonna b 19 in 2 days.. i had dropped out of school.. i was excited but scared at the same time because childbirth scared me lol.. but then i went back and got my GED and i couldn't be happier [[:

Sarah - posted on 10/03/2009

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i was upset. i was 18 in the middle of my a level exams and planning to go away to university to study law that year and my boyfriend and i hadn't been together long. we were together for about 4/5months before i fell pregnant however after talking to people (mainly my mum .. she had 6 kids from the ages 18-23 im the 2nd so she understood) i decided to go through with the pregnancy my boyfriend fell out with me for a few days as he didn't feel ready to become a daddy .. but that passed.

we've now been together almost 2years and have a beautiful 8month old son who i wouldnt change for the world .. i feel like my lifes better now =] and im hopefully planning to go to uni possibly next year to be a midwife.

i turned 19 in december and my little boy was born at the end of january.

Julie - posted on 10/03/2009

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I was 16 when i found out i was 28 weeks pregnant. i was in deep denial but now shes almost 7 weeks and there is no better feeling than being a mother.

Caitlin - posted on 10/03/2009

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i was a month away from turning 16 when i found out.. at firstn i was scared and so was my bf of 3 years but we believe everything happens for a reason and now we have a gorguz 5 week old baby boy and are engaged.. couldnt imagine my life without my son i love being a mum..

Shelley - posted on 10/03/2009

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i wans upset i was excited but nervous then when i got used to the idea i couldnt wait im 19 near the end of october and my son is 1 on oct 13th i love being a mummy!!!! :)

Bonnie - posted on 10/03/2009

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i was a bit of both very excited but then on the other hand shocked scared sad and over whelmd how old are u now love ?

Tara - posted on 10/02/2009

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I was 18, 19 in exactly a month. I was devasted, depressed etc. Right up until the moment I held her. Then I was overwhelmed with emotions.
I took the precautions, I used protection, funny thing is the condom didnt even break so I didnt even think to get plan B. I didnt want kids until my life was settled, hell its still not. With both kids contraceptives failed me. But I wouldnt change it for the world..Im just extra careful now as my bf and I are obviously way to fertile in the bedroom.

Jamie - posted on 10/02/2009

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i didnt even know i was pregnant, i had all the signs, vomiting, stomach cramps, and i thought it was the influenza virus that was going around, so i went to doctors and i asked him bout decribed all the symptons and he said that maybe i should take a pregnancy test, i thought what the fuck, coz i only previously had an opeartion to remove my appendix 4 weeks earlier, anyway i did the pregnancy test and it showed i was pregnant... and i was shocked but ok but then he said i was 5 weeks, and made me think how could i have an operation if i was pregnant at the time and doctors at the hospital not know... yea i know it was early but they should of noticed something, anyway he sent me for all the blood tests and i was walking home, i met my bf on the way home and he just looked at me and asked if i was ok, i showed him the test and we just sat for what felt like ages, we eventually walked back to my place and wierdly everyone important was there who had to know, we told them and mum jumped up n down coz she was a young mum and dad just looked at me. i was 16 when this happened... i had my beautiful boy just 3 weeks prior to my 17th birthday... he is now 18 mths old and i cant imagine life without him

Hayley - posted on 10/02/2009

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i had left school but i was 17 when i found out i was pregnant too, my son was born 2weeks before my 18th birthday. i was very excited too, i admit i was a little scared but never upset. having my little boy is the best thing that has ever happened to me and i wouldnt change him for the world :)

Jasmine - posted on 10/02/2009

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i was more indifferent about it...............it wasnt a shock but i cant say i was happy

Jenna - posted on 10/02/2009

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I was fifteen! A little nervous, but was still excited about becoming a mom; I loved every second of it, and still do. My son will be three in Dec, and Im almost 20. I wouldnt change anything!

Ashley - posted on 10/02/2009

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I had a complete mix of emotions, I was scared, excited, nervous, and just in shock!! I was 17 when i found out and got married 3 weeks before my 18th birthday and had my son a little less than a month after my bday. I have always known that my whole purpose in life was to e a mother adn a wife so i wasnt too upset, more just scared to tell my grandma because our whole family is very churchy and i was nervous as to how her adn the rest of my congregation would take it. I wasnt as scared about my mom because she had me at 19 right out of highschool adn she hadnt been with my dad that long and they didnt stay together. Where as me on the other hand had been with my husband (boyfriend at the time) since august 2005 adn i got pregnant in august 2007 and we were already planning on getting married after i graduated, we just had to move the date up a little. Now i am 19 and expecting our second son, we set the delivery date to be November 13!!!! 6 more weeks till i see him im so excited i cant wait!!!!!

Lucy - posted on 10/02/2009

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i found out with my first a month after i turned 17-gave birth at 17 also and had my 2nd at 19 and got married at 19 and now i am 21 with my 3rd and final! 2 girls and expecting a boy!

Victoria - posted on 10/02/2009

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well..i was 18 when i found out i was pregnant with my daughter. her fatehr and i had only been together for a month when i found out we were a month along!!! we got pregnant our first time being intimate!! i couldnt believe it. i was so scared to tell him but he ended up being sooo xcited=] it was great. i wasnt even nervous to tell my mom i was just sooo happy. i always wanted to be a young mommy. she kicked me out but my now mother in law pretty much insisted that i move in. we had our daughter when i was 19. October of last year. then we found out we were pregnant again when my daughter was 5 months old. we are due in january 2010. ill be 20. i love my babies!! and i couldnt be happier!!!

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I was 17 too but in college when I found out I was pregnant. I wasn't upset either! My sister actually cried! lol. I am super super excited. [due in January2010]

Kristen - posted on 10/02/2009

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I'm 19, and about 3 and a half months pregnant, and I freaked out a lot for the first week or two until I told my mom and talked to her about it, and then ever since then, I kinda haven't really felt anything about the fact that I'm actually gonna be a mom, I guess it still hasn't completely soaked in yet...

Nikki - posted on 10/02/2009

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i felt a whole mix of emotions, excited, scared, worried, happy. i was 17 wen i found out that i was pregnant too. my mum didnt like the idea. i love being a mum

Heather Louise - posted on 10/02/2009

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i was 16 nearly 17 wen i found out i was 3 months pregnant. i too was in a homeless shelter, with my boyfriend, hundreds of miles away from my family. i was scared because of the fact i was in a homeless shelter and i was unsure wat to do at the time
now my daughter is 2 months old, im still living with my boyfriend but now we are in a stable home and we are happier than ever and have finally got our lives back on track.
i wouldn 't go back on anything. i am proud of my boyfriend for helping me threw this and i am proud of my beautiful baby girl

Sara - posted on 10/02/2009

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I was 16, 2 months before my 17th bday. i was shocked but felt safe. i was working as a nursery nurse & i was in a stable relationship with my husband but fiance at the time. I kinda expected id be pregnant young. my mother fell pregnant at 16 too with my older brother so It felt normal. It was a shock to my husband tho. His family is proper and he was 21 at the time so they were kinda iffy about the hole situation. they were trying to get me to have an abortion. i said no... and they didint speak to me for months. but all is good nowx

Kerin - posted on 10/02/2009

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Well I was very excited. I was 16 and we'd been together for 3 years already so we'd discussed marriage, children, baby names, all sorts of things. I was however upset over telling my father who was not supportive at all. In fact, he kicked me out. Things got better now. My son is now 4 and I also have a 2 year old and one on the way!

Skye - posted on 10/01/2009

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i was 16 when i found out i was pregnant i had mixed emotions at the start but got used to the idea of becoming a mum now my son is almost 2

Kc - posted on 10/01/2009

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i was shocked and excited i was 18 when i found out but my bf was living 3 hours away from so i was worried about him! but overall i was happy because hes the one i want to be wish foreva

Lindz - posted on 10/01/2009

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I was 16. I turn 17 while I pregnant. I had just graduated high school and was 2 months into starting college when I found out. I was shocked but i kinda had already known. My fiance and i were very happy and a little nerves. Mostly excited. But i had bad morning sickness most of my pregnacy

Brittany - posted on 10/01/2009

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I was 17 when i found out i was pregnant. and i had my baby just a couple weeks before my 18th bday. i was scared when i found out. terrified. not about having a baby but about how my parents were going to take it. they didnt take it well at first but as the time got closer they grew to the idea of having a grandaughter. they love her to death now. i got married while i was pregnant which we were planning to do before i found out. it just gave us that push. Now that i have my baby i wouldnt change anything for the world. i didnt even realize that you can love someone or something so much until i had her. she is a miracle.

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