Im 19 and four weeks pregnant

Laura - posted on 03/14/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




i just finishing up my first semester of college i was going to be a LPN but im thinking about just stopping in april which will stilll have my personal support worker program . I can still go back after the babys born and finish it. Ive thought of all my options and abortion is not one because i was always told the chances of me being pregnant were minimal due to childhood surgeries.I also couldnt handle carrying my baby for nine months an giving it up. The father doesnt want anything to do with the child, he says its not his problem.I also dont have any family to support me Only one best friend who will help however she can.Im usually such a powerful and strong women but i feel so alone and helpless. Im looking for jobs but its hard to find anything in a small town. any suggestions on financial ideas? i want to give this baby the love i never got as a child . i am so scared any advice would be grateful. thank you


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Laura - posted on 03/14/2013




thank you so much just you're encouraging help me brighten my day :) i will definitely take your guys advice in staying in school.

Sarah - posted on 03/14/2013




I agree stay in school now as long as you can. It is SO much harder to do school and a baby. I have been there and done that. I would suggest connecting with a crisis pregnancy center. They will be an awesome support for you and can also help you out with financial aid stuff and resources. Some crisis pregnancy centers even have donated baby items that you can get. With not having many people as a support system I would encourage you to find some young parents groups.....the crisis pregnancy center may even have some that meet there or be able to connect you with some other girls. If you get a good group of girls you can help each other out by doing babysitting swaps or even meal once a month or so at someone's house for dinner and conversation. Sometimes just being able to talk to someone dealing with the same stresses can really help.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/14/2013




You still ARE a strong and powerful women. I would NOT stop going to school in April though, let me tell you from experience, it is very hard to go back once the baby is born. Get as much school done now, so you have less to complete after the baby comes.

Of course you are scared. it sounds like you don't have much of a support system. And the father sounds like a real creep. it doesn't matter if he does not want anything to do with this baby, he is still legally obligated to support it no matter what he thinks. Just stay strong and make sure you go through all the legal crap sooner than later to make sure he helps financially support his baby.

Good luck Laura, and like I said, I strongly recommend staying in school as long as you can!

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