Do you think I can handle this? Im only 22!

Kris Bernadette - posted on 08/02/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hey, just want some advice.
Im only 22, 3months pregnant. Im the eldest daughter, who helps my parents in some financial problems. Im working as encoder in private company here Philippines. I started here to work last May 2012. I don't know if my contract will extend to work in the company. My boyfriend has no PERMANENT work yet, so possibly he cannot give our baby a big financial. I don't know what to do now. If my contract do not extend, HOW CAN I APPLY FOR ANOTHER JOB IF I'M PREGNANT? DO YOU THINK I CAN HANDLE THIS BABY? IF I CAN GIVE HER A BEAUTIFUL LIFE IN THE FUTURE? I don't want her to sacrifice.

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Stephanie - posted on 08/03/2012

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You can apply for a job while you are pregnant. It may be difficult to work while pregnant, but most women do it. In the US employers cannot discriminate against you for being pregnant, I don't know how it is in the Philippines. If you go to find a new job, you don't have to tell them you are pregnant, You could wait until after you get hired.
As long as you love your baby unconditionally you will give her a beautiful life in the future. Don't stress too much about the financial situation, instead, try to figure ways to save money once she arrives. Cloth diapers, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc. all good ways to stretch the budget. Babies don't need fancy things to be happy, just a mom to carry them and lots of loving! And sacrifice to a great thing to teach a child to work hard for what they want.
Don't give up, and don't despair! You can, and will, make a beautiful baby with a beautiful life for both of you!

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