Jessica - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 379 moms have responded )
I have really come to despise the way people look at some young mothers. I went to the doctors the other day because I had strep throat and when the doctor asked me if I had been around anyone that has been sick I replied "yes, my daughter just got over a cold" . He gave me a look then asked how old I was and if I had ever heard of birth control. WHAT! I told him I was 22 and yes I have heard of birth control. He then proceeded to tell me that at my age I should be more careful with my sex life! Excuse me? Yeah I may be 22 and have a nine month old daughter but I am also engaged to her father and have been with him since I was 16, I finished school and have been living out of my parents house since I was 16. What kind of professional has the right to tell me that I shouldn't have had a child? I am sick of it. Sure I can understand the concern that people have with young mothers, but not everyone is the same. I just can't take the way some people look at me when I am out with my daughter, older people aren't too bad, but in stores I get the worst looks. I have people telling me I should have given her up for adoption! How can people walk around telling other these things?
ARG! I am so mad. I am more responsible and caring than most mothers I know that are in there 30's. Have you dealt with anything like this? I mean, if a random person said it I'd be fine but a doctor?