I am only 17 with a 6 month old, and one on the way.

Zoe - posted on 07/29/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )




I would love any good advice that I can get. I'll be graduating high school December 20 of this year, and then I'll be going to school for 8 months to become a dental assistant. Until that I am panicking and don't know what to do. I just honestly need to hear some good fee back that'll benefit me. I also don't have any other choice but to have another c section, so I'm also scared about that.


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I would gather up as much support as you can get!!! Parents, Family, Friends the children's father(s), anyone who is willing and able to help and provide emotional support... I wish you the best and , Please don't think that this next comment is meant to be rude or disrespectful in anyway, obviously, you love your 6 month old and the new baby on the way..
But!!! You are only 17 years old, either stop being sexual active if you can not properly use some sort of birth control method that will prevent anymore young pregnancy's or do yourself a big favor and GET ON SOME BIRTH CONTROL as soon as this next child is born. Stop making your life so much harder on yourself then it needs to be.
I have two children myself and I know how hard, stressful and emotional it is to be a mother but I could not imagine just how more intense all of the topical motherly emotions and responsibilities would be at such a young age.


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/30/2015




My first advice is to either stop having sex, or figure out how to use consistent protection, because IMO, 17 is entirely too young to have one 6 months old and one on the way.
Continue with and finish your schooling, because you're going to need the income. Use what resources you can, and if your parents will help, that's great.
What is the father of these children doing to help?

Sarah - posted on 07/30/2015




Some positive support includes advice to get on long term birth control and use condoms or stop having sex! Parenting is hard under the best of circumstances. Is the father of the kids involved? How far along are you? Who will provide child care?

Michelle - posted on 07/30/2015




Do you have any support around you? You are going to need it!!!!!
How far along are you with this pregnancy? Does your doctor know that your other child is only 6 months old? You do realize you are at higher risk of complications because you are pregnant within a year of having a c section?
My advice would be to seriously think about what you want to do. You are only 17 and to be putting yourself under all this stress isn't good for you or your baby, let alone the child you already have.

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