Full-time student and job, now pregnant. HELP ME PLEASE!

Justine - posted on 07/26/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am about to be 21 years old and I just found out that I am 6 wks pregnant. I am currently going to school full-time and working full-time, on top of being pregnant. I don't know how I am going to manage all of these! I get stressed out so easily just from balancing school and work, I really don't know what to do... Financially, we can make it without me working, but my fiance is still pushing me to work. But I know how I am and I know my limits. I don't want to be so exhausted and stressed out all the time. It just doesn't seem fair to me... I don't want to let anyone down or have people think less of me because I know what I am capable of handling...

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Xtina - posted on 07/28/2012

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I worked full time all the way up until my daughters birth when I was 22. I was also a student at a university. I took off a year of school (took summer classes, skipped fall and spring and next summer semester, started again during upcoming fall semester when baby was 9 months old.) worked about 35 hrs a week all throughout the time of baby's first nine months. Took 3 months maternity leave when she was born. When I returned to school I quit work and dove head first into school and took as many classes as I could to graduate. I lived solely on student loans and put my daughter in a great day care full time. I graduated 1.5 years later. Now I am 26 and she is about 4. I have a GREAT paying job and we are happy. Just bought my first house last year. We are doing it and you can too!! Just do it for you and your baby. Don't rely on anyone but yourself and remember the only person your baby has to rely on is you. Don't sell yourself on the fact that you cant or arent strong enough-you most definitely can!!!!

Jaclyn - posted on 07/26/2012

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Try to start working part-time soon. If your fiance doesn't like it then too bad - if you overwork yourself you can have a miscarriage. You may also need to finish school later on because it will be hard to take care of a newborn and do anything else at first.

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