... I'm only 19 and I think I may be pregnant.. I really am not ready at this point in my life to have a child. Does anyone have any helpful advice?
I was got pregnant with my first child at 19 although I was 20 when she was born. I knew I wasn't ready, and motherhood isn't something no matter how hard you might try, you just can't fully prepare for it. When the time is right and if your willing then you will just know what to do and the things that your not sure of just ask another mother. there are plenty of groups out there these days designed to help young mothers get on their feet. My daughter is 6 now and she is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I actually considered abortion when I was pregnant with her but I couldnt do it and Im so proud to say that she is still in my life. Im now married to her father and we have had two more healthy babies since then. Im not saying its easy because it NOT. I had done a lot of things Im not proud of since Ive had her but thankfully she still loves me and without her I probably wouldn't be here today.
She is what gives me my will to get up every morning and take care of her and myself. She is my sunshine. I hope and pray everything works out the way you want them to but whatever you choice to do know this... It would have happened that way if it wasn't meant to be.
I too was a young mother.
You have a difficult decision to make. Weigh your options carefully. And as Sh1happns said, talk to other mothers, get other opinions. But listen to your heart, because it will tell you what to do.
Whatever your choice, feel no guilt. Make the decision and you'll be fine.
You sound like a smart young woman, and I appreciate that you're seeking advice. Be sure to make sure you're pregnant before getting stressed about the possibility. A quick visit to Target or Walmart or a drug store to pick up a test should help. A lot of people can have missed periods and it might be for another random reason.
If you're not pregnant, and it's been a while since your period, swing by an urgent care to talk with a doctor to determine if you need to take things further.
If you are pregnant, give a call to set up time with a OB/GYN and... congrats! A miracle has happened, and you've been given a gift. : ) It may not feel like one to you, but it could be one for someone else. Many people are praying for a baby and your child could be an answer for them. Imagine doing everything you can to have a baby, but not being able to conceive. Or that another addition to a family would be just the right gift. Bethany.org is one of many websites that you can go for more information.
Being a college student and all that comes with it is tough, but I have friends that have taken both options: having a baby and giving theirs up for adoption. Now they can't imagine life any other way- a blessing.
All the best for you and yours & Merry Christmas!
well Im 19 and im 9 weeks preganant myself. It was extrememly unexpected. But when it comes down to it you only have 2 choices. Go full term and have the child or have an abortion. The descision is yours. But think long and hard before making this descision and dont let anyone influence you. Personally, I have decided to keep the child and do what i have to ,hard or not, to be a mother. that doesnt mean thats what you have/need to do. also, to make things a bit easier, there are alot of support groups that are very helpful in these situations. also OBGYNS sometimes have counseling parts that help the expecting mother figure out what would be best for her and the child.
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