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Shamecca - posted on 11/27/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am currently 19 years old with an 17 month old son . I Just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant . I start college in January and I don't know what to do . Me and my fiancé are deciding to keep this child , but we are young and both have school to deal with as well as a toddler. I just need support and words of encouragement . Please

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Sabrina - posted on 11/28/2013

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Hello Shamecca,

You seem to be in a similar situation than I was a couple of months ago.
First thing to do: Do not panic!
The decision to keep the child is very brave of both you and your fiancé and I think you can definitely do it, even though it is a very tricky situation.
I am 23 now and me and my partner have a 19 months old daughter and a 3 1/2 months old son, the only difference between you and me is that my partner has a job, still nothing to start worrying about.
Calm down and think of your options. Are you close to your family? Ask them for help and advice. They might give you a speech at first but don't let it wear you down. My father did that to me when I got pregnant the second time but now he's the happiest grandpa ever.
Make enquiries about what benefits you are entitled to, if you haven't done that already (you and your fiancé probably don't live alone as you're both still going to school, but it might still be worth a shot).
It will be a very difficult and stressful thing to pull off I must say - I had to abandon my dream to study at a university to look after my children but I am happy with the choice I made and I can still pursue that dream later in my life.I did not and still don't have the option to bring my kids to their grand parents during the day so I had to stay at home, I don't know what your situation is though.

Anyways, as I said, don't worry yourself sick now, that's the last thing your baby needs. You can pull this off, you can get a lot of help from a lot of different places!

Cheers xx

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