16 and pregnant.

Micaela - posted on 06/15/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I just recently found out I was pregnant and I am so scared and confused. I don't know what to do. I have always been against abortion but that seems like the easiest solution. I just know I wouldnt forgive myself that though. I would give it up for adoption but I honestly don't think I would be able to carry my baby for 9 months then just hand over to someone else. I would also keep it but that means I have to take responsibility and say goodbye to my teen years. I just know financially that would be so hard to keep. My mom says she is going to support me no matter what I decide but we aren't good financially at all. I really don't know what path to take. I need as much advice I can get right now. Please tell me what you guys have to say. What you think.

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Kori - posted on 06/15/2015

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Hello! I'm sorry you're in such a difficult position, but it sounds like you already know that abortion and adoption aren't for you. I can't imagine what it's like to be faced with such a big responsibility at such a young age but you are blessed to have the support of your mother even if she isn't able to help you a ton financially. What I can tell you is that there are a ton of programs in place to help low income mothers and if you seek them out your baby will be taken care of. You may have to spend several hours of your life in waiting rooms, filling out paperwork, maybe attending classes (free)... but there are organizations that will help you with everything from formula, to insurance, to carseats, and everything else you can think of. Do not be afraid to seek assistance! It will make your life so much easier!! Go to the family support division, get on medicaid, get on food stamps, get on WIC, go on facebook, local moms groups... buy/sell/trade groups... ask around (even if you have to create an anonymous account) for resources. There are a lot of charity groups, food pantries, etc, that will seriously hook you up. Do not be afraid! You can also get assistance for child care and you can start working and maybe even going to school. You won't be able to go out and party like a lot of your peers, but I promise you all that stuff is a waste of time anyway. The love and well being of your child will fill you with a joy that no amount of partying can compare to. If you have this child, you can do it. I had my daughter when I was BROKE AS A JOKE. I had to go on assistance but now I'm in a good place. I have a few friends who had children around your age. It's not easy but they are doing great now, and we're in our thirties. I wish I could help you out more personally but you are in my prayers and I know you will find what you need! Good luck ♥

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