11-23-2013 02:59 PM
Im 17 years old. I turn 18 in two more month. Tricky part is....I'm 6 weeks pregnant. The father is not supportive and parents aren't either. Most of my life i spent taking care of younger family members and always dreamed of being a mother. Here i am now about to be a mother of my own child. At first it was scary just the thought of it really happening. Then I was happy just to know that i was able to concieve. I had been pregnant before but miscarried within a few weeks. Now i am goingthrough the pains, the bloating, and morning sickness that hits me all hours of the day. Im scared of raising this on my own but i cant bring it to myself to end it or give it away. I fear terrible that i will be a bad mother due to my young age.
12-05-2013 12:32 PM
12-07-2013 09:33 AM
If you set your mind to it, you can be an amazing mom! It's all your choice.
Please look into Nurse-Family Partnership, it's a free program that will help you build a great foundation for a baby. http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/locations If you're interested, you have to enroll prior to your 20-week of pregnancy or so, so look into it sooner than later. If there are not locations in your area, look into other programs. In most places, you'll find you have at least a few organizations that will help you get on the right track.
Sending prayers from Dallas!
12-13-2013 06:01 AM
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02-08-2014 03:06 PM
My mom had me on her 18th birthday and she was and IS a fantastic mother Like you, she found out she was pregnant at 17 and I happened to be her 18th birthday present. I am 37 now and my mom is still young enough to be a wonderful, active grandparent to my children My biological father did not stay in the picture for long, but my mom did have a supportive family...my nana was like a 2nd mother AGE alone does not make or break you as a parent. Is their parenting support groups around where you live? Local health units can get you involved in programs and meeting other mothers and mothers to be is very encouraging and they can be a huge support if you are lacking support in other areas. Bing a mom isn't a piece of cake at any age. I NEVER thought I would be doing it again at 37 when my lil darlings are 12 and 10, BUT although I have the insight to know the hard work and sacrafice I can also attest that it is a true labour of LOVE! Good luck and be BRAVE Find encouraging people and other moms of any age to surround you....it helps!