how does it feel?
I'm not one, but is it wrong for kinda deep down wanting to be one? I had a scare a while back and while praying I wasn't I was kinda hoping I was. I couldn't say for sure since I've never been in the situation but I don't think I could ever have an (a)bortion. I know that if I had gotten pregnant then I wouldn't have been scrounging off the government and causing problems. My mum would've been shocked at first but gotten over it, and she would've helped me support my baby. I'd do everything for it. And if you think about it, a girl's period starts (in the majority of cases) when her body has reached a hormonal balance and when it is able to birth a child. It's only due to modern day tradition and judgement that this is frowned upon in the first place. By nature it works. As long and the child will be loved, supported and have a good quality of life then I don't see any problem with teen pregnancy.
i agree. most teen moms are looked down upon. & yet the teen fathers, who knocked up the girls, are never thought twice about or given high-5's for scoring with a chick.
therefore there is a double standard between the guys & girls in that situation.
& most of the time the girl is the one left with the burden of the child. the guy gets off free & clear. i mean not only does she have to carry the kid in her for around 9 mths, but then it's with her for the rest of her life. (unless she decides to opt out of it directly after birth ((adoption)) )
i, personally, will never be able to have a child of my own. though since i was around 4 i've wanted to adopt. i've always thought there were too many children out there without a good home. so i wanna be at least one good home to at least one child.
thanks for listening, Jennifer m. Gilmore-Goad
I'm not one, but I know a lot of them.
There's one chick in particular that I don't know, but I know of her because she's in my gym class and people are constantly talking sh!t about her. She's 14, got pregnant at 12. She walks funny and peopel say it's because she's so little and she gave birth, she's chubby and has some nasty stretch marks everyone's always talking about, she's an idiot which does no justice for her situation, and people talk about how they she has her mom bring the baby after school so people can see her and how she shouldnt be proud of the fact that she's 14 with a one year old. People also say "say hi to the baby for me." all the time as a joke. So i'd say it's pretty sh!tty to be a teen mother and that people need to think about what they're doing.
I was a teen mom - my baby is 17 now. It was damn hard. I didn't have my parents to take care of my child for me - I had to quit school to take care of the baby, because I couldn't afford child care so I could continue with school. The father stayed with me until she was 9 months old then ran off with another girl. Money was always an issue, and I frequented food banks. All I can say is that it's a good thing I live in Canada and have free health care, because I don't know how I would have handled medical bills. It was a real eye opener and if I had to do it again, I would want to wait, but I don't regret having her - I love my daughter, regardless of the difficult moments.
Uhm, no? I didn't mean hand my child over to my mum. I meant, she'd help me when I'm in need. She's always said that. I wouldn't feel right if I wasn't raising my child by myself. It's MY child after all, not hers. I wouldn't have asked for a lot. Maybe looking after him/her while I work after college? I don't know exactly since I'm not in that situation am I? I just know that my sisters and my family would be supportive. The child would be loved immensely, provided for and taken care of. Problem?
Thats not nice. I suppose it depends your status in high school, theres a very popular girl at my old school who had a baby at 15, everyone loves the baby, i bet if no one liked her to begin with, she would have had shitty treatment like the chubby girl.....i can imagine it to be tiring but if i was a teen mom...id be extremely happy. ignoring the bills and the poop and the exhaustion. i hope some teen moms comment on this...quite interested to know myself.
Yeah but some people are more mature and mentaly capable of looking after a child, so sometimes its ok to have a baby under 18:) just as long you dont have to lumber them on your parents:) i mean hundreds of years ago girls were getting married and having babies by 14 werent they? That was a bit weird, but its something that shouldnt be frowned upon, just depends on the circumstances thats all::)
Its pretty common for a girl to start her period at about 9 or 10 now. Is a 9 or 10 year old physically or emotionally ready for a child? You may not have a problem with teen pregnancy, but isnt it a bit selfish and immature to expect your mother to take care of your child?
I have no idea..But in my personal opinion, I think if you are 18 and are determined to have a child and are ready to take on that responsibility-you should go for it. Any younger its just....your so young!!! Its not like 18 isnt young but...i dunno.
She's actually one of the preppy chicks that most people like, that's what's sort of funny about it.