is there anyone who got pregant as a teen , love to hear from u

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I got married at 16. Then planned my children. I had my first at 17, and my last at 26. I have 7 in all and love everyone of them. I could not imagine waiting until 30 to have kids! Been married for 20 years. I have never had any regrets. I think that our society should stop downing "teen moms". I was married and knew what I was doing and what I wanted out of life. A lot of other "teens" do as well, but are always dubbed as "bad" or "troubled" because they choose to have a family. I don't think you should have kids and expect your parents to raise them or support you while you do. But, it you and the father are prepared to raise and support your children financially, and emotionally, I think that society needs to shut up! To all of you guys who are enjoying your children Good Luck, and I hope that you have as much pleasure from yours as I have had from mine!

Lorrie - posted on 02/17/2010

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I was pregnant at 17, married and divorced at 18, I am now 48 my kids are great and so is life. I say that I had to grow up, and then live my teen years.

Sara - posted on 01/24/2010

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i am 18 and just had my daughter last month....got pregnant in march of 09 and had her december of 09...and turned 18 in october so i had her 2 months after my 18th bday...but i love being a mommy and my boyfriend loves being a daddy..and we are doing the best for her plus we have our parents helping out and still live at home for now until we can get on our own....but i love the extra help ecspecially those nights that you get no sleep

Beth - posted on 01/22/2010

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"Jennifer Morrritt
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What I don't understand is why don't people use protection?!? I didn't come off the pill until we wanted to have a child...is it so hard...contraception is free on the NHS." shit happens and all the people here have taken the hardest route if it wasn't planned. when i found out at 18 at the doctors that i was pregnant the first thing they asked me was did i want an abortion. raising my child as a single teenage mum has been the hardest thing i've ever done and may ever do,some people might have got pregnant in an irresposible way (yes i was one of them) but if they are here on this forum it is because they have a child, and that is one heck of a responsibility, and i expect everyone who has had a child as a teen has had to grow up very very fast and has done so amazingly out of love for their child. you are in a very lucky position, that's great for you, well done. i just don't think this is an appropriate place to rant about contraception and being irresponsible.

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"Jennifer Morrritt
5:12 am What I don't understand is why don't people use protection?!? I didn't come off the pill until we wanted to have a child...is it so hard...contraception is free on the NHS".
I became pregnant with my son at 19 while on the pill and using a condom(protection doesn't always work).2 months after my husband had just came home from Iraq. we werent dissapointed I was pregnant but definetly shocked we both didnt plan on having kids until or mid to late 20's now we are having are second child(planned). And I love my 2 year old son more than anything imaginable and am in no way upset that I have him, hes the best thing in the whole world.

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Sherise - posted on 02/20/2010

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And when did I say I had regrets? I said Im proud to be a young mum nothing about regrets

Jenny - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant, got married @ 16. I was 17 & 3 months when my first son was born. I then had my daughter when I was 19. All told I had three more babies (another daughter and two more sons) by the time I was 25:)

Sherise - posted on 02/20/2010

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Im not about to say I knew everything at 15 but when that baby is here you learn quick. Ive made mistakes along the way of course I have but show me a mum thats not. what else can you do send them back no you take your finger out stop thinking about yourself grow up and you take care of the baby you chose to bring into the world no matter how old you are

Crystal - posted on 02/20/2010

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I had my first child when I was barely 19. Way too young. I had no clue how to care for a child. I just wasn't "grown up: enough.

Angel - posted on 02/20/2010

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I did..I was actually younger than my oldest is now when I brought him into the world. He is 18 now and has decided to join the Army (yikes)..

Sherise - posted on 02/20/2010

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My boy is just the same Im very proud to be a young mum Ive done it own my own and yes it was hard I truely believe though having kids is hard at any age not just when your young and if you dont find it hard your not doing it right but I do get very angry when people that are married or older make out that just because of this fact they make a better mother than me. I wouldnt change my life for anything because of my son I can walk out my door with my head held high we should all be able to do this with out being jugde because we had our kids young or because we're not married

Lesley - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant at 18 having just left school and about to start Uni, I married my boyfriend when I was 5 months and we are in our 35th year of marriage having gone on to have four children in all.

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i completely agree - older parents that i know do not have the close relationshis that i have with my children - maybe i would have waited to start having kids til i was in my early 20's not late teens but i would NOT wait till i was late 20's early 30's the people that i have met and know do that because they are more concerned with making money giving their kids more and from what i see their kids dont appreciate it my kids understand the gift of time vs money - my son is disappointed i gave him $500 instead of going with him to a $30 comedy show ~ bottom line he wanted time with his mom still at the age of 19 - now thats appreciation and affection the children learn over time that is not actually taught in parenting

Kathy - posted on 02/20/2010

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I raised my own 3 boys not my parents nor my family, I worked hard to raise my boys now my boys are adults and doing well for themselves and there own families I have no regrets

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yes i got pregnant at 18 and the father & i decided to keep him - we got married once the father turned 18 - our son is now 19 his sister is 16 (she was planned) the father and i had LOTS of struggles - between financial, me getting cancer but we were together for 16 years and had he not started lying becausse he was addicted to vicodin & in such denial he would not get help after 3 years of fighting about it i could not take the stress on my own health anymore - but if he had gotten help or i wasnt dealing with my cancer on top of his addiction, i know we would still be together... teen pregnancy is NOT easy, its the toughest thing in the world but my son is the biggest most solid rock & i am grateful i have him to lean on during my own cancer & health issues so i got very lucky he is an amazing blessing that i do not regret - my planned daughter has given me more stress and problems than my unplanned teen pregnancy lol but i love her just the same & would never change a thing...ok well i would change the way it ended with their dad...

Sherise - posted on 02/20/2010

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To reply to Jennifer Morrritt What do you mean not a typical teen mum! I had my son at 15 he is now just about to go to high school he is on the girted children list. Im at uni getting a degree I am the typical single TEEN MUM as you so nicely put it It does not matter how old you are or if your married or not when you have kids its how you raise your kids that matter there are alot of parents that are alot older than me and people who are married and theirs kids dont behave half as well as my son and daughter. Do not put all of us single young mums in the same group Ive had to work hard everyday to raise my kids right and thats got nothing to do with how old I am or if am married or not thank you

Cc - posted on 02/20/2010

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not me but my bff had her st son right b4 she turned 16. shes now 23 with 3 boys and she is one of the best mommies i know :) its hard work but she was smart grew up fast and i ask her all my questions about babies :) im very proud of her

Jeri - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant a little less than 2 months before my 19th birthday. I was still in highschool through the whole pregnancy and it wasnt the greatest. I had to hear people calling me names behind my back and them asking people I knew if I was "just getting fat." I was almost 19! Its not like I was 12 and didnt know what a condom was. I knew what would happen if I stopped taking my birth control and my now husband and I didnt use condoms. We were planning on having a baby, but we didnt think it through very clear and that was our biggest mistake. We both love her very much, but waiting a few years would have really helped out.



My husband had signed up to join the Marines and we have just had a really hard time with it, because he has been gone the whole time. But we could not have predictied this, if we could have we would have waited a little longer. But everyone told me that you are never really ready for a baby until it comes.



I hope that helped you out in some way.

Jesse - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant when i was 17 and again when i was nineteen i love my two sons more then anything in the word and een though sometimes its very hard to be a youn mother i wouldnt change it for anything!!!

Carol - posted on 02/20/2010

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pregnant at 16 - married at 16 - graduated at 17 - divorced at 19. remarried at 23 - had two more children and divorced at 41 - single and lovin' it!

Christine - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant when i was 17 with my oldest son who is now 21 this october. I've had two other children since, which i raised by myself; but last April I married the love of my life. it was difficult being so young and having a child, but i had a lot of love and support from my family. I hope that was the case for you as well. But now my baby is all grown up, with a family of his own. I couldn't be more proud.

Jodi - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant a month after I turned 16. The father left 2 days after he found out. It was a stryggle, but I firmly believe my son saved my life. I was headed for a really bad life, but knew I had to change once someone elses life was at stake.

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I was 16 when I got pregant for the first time, I was so active I lost her, got pregnant again at 18 had him at 19, got pregant again at 21 had him at 22, got pregnant again at 23, and her at 24. Now I am a 28 yrs old mom of three live births, rasing a 9 yr boy, a 6yr boy, and a 4 yr old girl - tubes tired at 24 yrs old. No more kids for me, and to think I want one more so badly.

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I was 18 when I became pregnant with my first daughter. Two more children later, I'm 23 and have three beautiful little girls.

Vickie - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant, age 17, right out of high school. Was in love with the guy, we got married in November of same year, then things went down hill and I divorced him 21 years later, stayed there for the kids -- now my son is 37 and he and his wife have 3 awesome beautiful girls ages 15, 13, and 11 after his girlfriend getting pregnant before marriage. They had a struggle at first but now are very happy. Anniv 2/26 and will be married for 16 years. My daughter got pregnant before graduation and had a beautiful baby girl and she is 16 years old now. They lived with me for 18 months and was my grand's second momma.......the dad didn't marry my daughter until baby was 18 months old and then he got killed on his job 6 years later. My daughter is now 34 and has never re-married. She is my best friend. They are all absolutely wonderful. I might change some things but wouldn't change having my wonderful children and grands. I'm very proud of who they have become. Getting married that young was a hard experience and don't recommend to any one, but I made it. I am, however, on my 3rd marriage and its not the best so don't know what holds from here on out............

Katrina - posted on 02/20/2010

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hey i got pregnant and had my 1st at 16 and then got pregnant and had my second at 18 im now a 20 yr old single mom and loving it. we are doing great we have our ups and downs like everyone but were hangin in there ♥

Kathy - posted on 02/20/2010

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Yes I got pregnant at 17 yrs old my 1st child than I got pregnant at 18 for my 2nd and 20 for my 3rd child had to have a hysterectomy at age 21 yrs. old I basically grew up and raised my 3 boys on my own with help of family

Sharon - posted on 02/20/2010

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Hiya



Engaged at 17, pregnant at 18, married when 3 months pregnant, baby born when I was 19, second child at 20 then third child at 24, married now for 34 years very very happy, 3 fantastic kids who are my best friends, cannot understand why some people have kids late in life I am still young enough to enjoy my life as well as been such a big part of my childrens life

Tabitha - posted on 02/20/2010

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i got pregnant twice as a teen, stii finished highschool..now i am in my twentys

Lynne - posted on 02/20/2010

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amen to that today's kids are not responsible and think that the world owe's them something they have no respect for there elder's no manner's no education and they are lazy and want the grandparents to do it all for them. Today the grandparent's raised the children and now they are raising the grandchildren

Katie - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant at 16 and again at 17. My boys are now 14 and 15 and they are wonderful; I also have a 5 year old that I adore as well. What you make of it is all in your perspective. It does make you grow up much faster, but it is a wonderful experience.

Holli - posted on 02/20/2010

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i got pregnant at 17 had my daughter at 18, i thought i was a wonderful mom at that time and now i am almost 28 i had my second child at 25 and my last at 27 the difference was huge!!!! Now i really am a wonderful mom, i am financially secure i have a great career and a great husband. I enjoy every part of being a parent as opposed to just doing what i needed to do. I play with my babies. when i was a teen i would never play with my daughter i used to say i am her parent not her entertainment. I love all of my babies but it makes me sad when i see teenagers getting pregnant because it could be so much better if they were older. PS my preg at 17 was not an accident it was planned and i got married 3 weeks after my 18th birthday and then divorced when she was 18 months old.

PATRICIA - posted on 02/20/2010

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I was 15 when I become pregnant with my first son. Had him at 16, now he's a fresshman in high school. yes I was young and stupid for getting pregnant at a young age, but i don't regret it .

Jenia - posted on 02/20/2010

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Im currently 19. I got pregnant at 16, had my son at 17, got pregnant at 18 had my daughter at 19 (both with the same guy) and i also would not trade them for anything in the world even though it can be really tiring and hard at times with trying to divide my time equally for both of them and going to college. I too grew up shortly after i had my first child. It will change your life forever but its for the best :)

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Britanny, hope you have a lovely wedding! Our's was a small registry office affair with a big reception - just remember you don't have to spend a load of money to have a lovely day! We plan on having another baby when Logan who's now 12 weeks old is about 4 =] I totally agree with you - it's fab waking up having two boys that I love =]

Carrie - posted on 02/20/2010

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I was 16, I got married, had my 2nd when I was 18. I am now 55, my husband past away when I was 43. He was my high school sweetheart. As I look back now I am very glad to have had my children when I was young. However on the other hand I missed out on all my teenage years of having fun. I made sure I expressed on my kids to wait till they were older than I to start a family. I think that may have been the only thing they listened to. My daughter waited till she had her fun and had her first at 32. My son does not and will not have any kids, he does have a step son though. So at this point in my life it is all good. When there father past I was so glad I did not have little children to worry about.

Brittany - posted on 02/20/2010

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I am now 18 years old to an amazing little man named Xavier Shane and he's 16 months old. I was truley blessed. Im a stay at home mom, and also a respit worker for troubled kids. I am happily engaged to my sons father & we have our own place. and make our own money, he is an amazing father. I have a wonderful life, with two amazing boys that complete me. I dont care about what people think of me cause im young, cause yes i am stilll a teen, but i am also a mother & a soon to be wife. And im the happiest ive been all my life. and i wouldnt change it for the world.



The most amazing feeling in the world is knowing you havent got just one,

but two amazing guys in your life who love you & always be there for you.

i now have a reason to wake up every morning, My life is full of excitement.

I enjoy teaching my son knew things each and everyday and watching him grow.

Someday, i plan to have another little one, but not for another 2-3 years.

after my son is potty trained. Im excited to watch our little family grow.



Congratulations to all you young moms.

Who chose to give your child life. :)

Patti - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant the first time when i was 12. my parents forced me to have an abortion. I see people asking why dont we use protection, how is a 12 yr old supposed get protection. this was in the 1979 and i lived in a small community. everyone in town would have known. I was determined to replace the child i lost and proceeded to get pregnant again at 14 and refused to be bullied and had my son in august 81. he is now a grown man and has children of his own. i think sometimes why didnt i make better decisions when i was younger but i have never regretted having him. besides it has made me who i am today.

Emily - posted on 02/20/2010

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I was 18 when i got pregant for my son, and 20 when i got pregant for my daughter.

Vanessa Kate - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got pregnant at 19, now I have two sons. My eldest is 6 and my youngest is 11 months old..

Heather - posted on 02/20/2010

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HI was 16 when I had my first child and had my 3rd by the time I was 21. I am now 33 and my oldest is 16. I dropped out of highschool when I had my daughter but have gone on to get my GED and finish my Bacholars degree with honors. Being a teen mom was hard but it also gives you the drive to make sure your kids have it better than you, or at least it did for me.

Adrienne - posted on 02/20/2010

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I got preggers at 15 had my son when I was 16 ~ he's turning 9 this spring :)

Lee - posted on 02/20/2010

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I had my first child at 15. I had 4 children and a husband at 20. I now have 5 children, 6 grandchildren and 4 3/4 great-grandchildren. I am glad I had my children when I did. Times are much harder to raise children today. If you are not pregnant, don't do it. Wait until you are older and able to handle all the things that will come into play with raising children. You have your whole life ahead of you and you are still in school. Get a good education because you are going to need it in raising a child. If you are pregnant you must realize that there are going to be so many outside influences that you will encounter when attempting to raise your child. Raising children is so different today. Remember to always be the parent and not your child's friend. I know that you are a teenager and you have already decided on what a good mother you are going to be. Trust me when I tell you it is not an easy task today. YOU are going to be the only one your child can depend on. I work with at-risk-children and I see many good parents that just give up on their children because they feel that all their parenting was for nothing do to outside influences, such as peer pressure, our school system, and lack of help and support. All I can say is that if you are not pregnant, Pray and wait, and if you are pregnant, Pray, Pray, Pray. Many teenagers today think that they have all the answers and it will be different for them.

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