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I Was a Teen Mom

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    I was a teen mom with my first.

    When I found out, my boyfriend and I decided to get married and build a family (we were madly in love). I went to college part- time and stayed home with my young child. I tried to make good choices for her benefit, such breastfeeding and spending my days reading her books. I...
    oceancrab oceancrab 36-40 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    Got Pregnant When I Was 16

    Yes I was immature and stupid but I think my son saved me. I was on a road that would lead me to all kind of trouble but instead I put all my time and effort into my baby. I had my second at 19 and last when I was 23. I am done having babies and I am now finishing college. I am...
    greeneyednurse greeneyednurse 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    Had 2 Kids In My Teens....

    I was 16 when I had my first child. I left school mid junior year and did home school for the rest of the school year. I went back as a senior and graduated with honors. I got a job while going to college and I am proud to say I graduated also. I had my second child at 20...
    sexylatina69 sexylatina69 26-30 1 Response Jul 11, 2008

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    Baby With A Baby

    I was 16 years young when I had my first and only child. I had to have c section cuz his heart rate was dropping. He is now almost 11 years old and in the fifth grade. I am 27. It's crazy how time flies. He's almost a teenager(tear). It was hard being a teen mom and I would not...
    mixxedmami26 mixxedmami26 26-30, F Aug 24, 2013

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    I Was A Teen Mom

    i was ateen mom back in 1981 i was 16 i was lucky enough to have wonderful parents to help me. Columbia river high school was the first to have a daycare so i was lucky to be able to graduate in 1983 it was still hard even when my parents took care of her when i moved out my mom...
    puffhuff puffhuff 46-50 Jan 29, 2012

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    When I was 13, I started experimenting

    and it wasn't until I was 15 that I ever went all the way with a boy. Like a lot of people... it was horrible but a little later... I started a relationship that I thought what was dating and going steady with an older guy... turned out to be what we all refer to as FWBs. BUT...
    HotBoxDatRocks HotBoxDatRocks 22-25, F Jan 25

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    Not Cute

    I was a teen Mom.  I was 18 when I had my first child.  By today's standards, that's really old.  Thirty -six years ago, having a baby as an unwed teen was not the thing to do.  It was so totally not cute.  Now it seems that anything goes.  I see...
    Insomniac Insomniac 51-55, F 2 Responses May 5, 2008

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    Scared Silly!!

    I got pregnent with my daughter when i was 15 yrs. old. Her father and I thought if we got me pregnent then our parents would have to let us get married. Young love isnt the smartest thing. After I got pregnent he ended up breaking up with me when I was 3 months along, leaving me...
    queeniez71 queeniez71 36-40 2 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    She's 18 Now...

    I hope to write the story someday but, in the meantime, here's a picture of my darling daughter. It's hard to believe she's 18 already and I was just 17 when I had her...
    shylamarais shylamarais 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Young and Scared

          I was 14 years old when I got pregnant.I was young and dumb and didn't have the good common sense to worry about the repercussions of unprotected sex.I was afraid to tell my mother.I knew that my periods were not coming anymore and I started to feel...
    diamond33 diamond33 31-35 5 Responses May 26, 2008

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    I had my son on my 16 th birthday.

    I know having a child as well a child is/was wrong. I make no excuses for it. I have though, never regretted having him. If I could do it all again, I would do it the same. It has made me who I am today. I finished high school, worked 3 jobs at times and only received medical...
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    I Had My Son At 16

    it wasnt easy and there was so much drama before and after he was born. His father left me said he couldnt deal with my depression. I grew distant from my friends. I will never walk the stage and have my diploma handed to me. But i will be -erfectly honest and say it is all...
    scarynoodle4 scarynoodle4 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2010

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    Getting Mistaken As A Sister

    It happened again today.I was riding the public transport and a guy pointed at my eldest daughter."Is she your younger sister?" he asked."No, she's my daughter," I answer.He quickly apologizes and then asks at what age I was married. I said I was married quite young.This happens...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    Age Differences

    I have been in a serious relationship for about 2yrs and 1/2. I am 30yrs of age and my BF is 25yrs of age. He was my Best friend for about 3yrs before we got involved. Were are so compatible its even questionable @ times for me as I ask myself "Is he for real"? Time is passing by...
    sweetnsensual sweetnsensual 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    It's A Day By Day Struggle

        The day my daughter was born was both the best and the scariest day of my life. She was little, but healthy. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces.  She was beautiful and I loved the fact I could call her mine. The only set back was that I was 16 years old...
    cassiexreneexo cassiexreneexo 16-17, F Apr 16, 2010

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    Stereotypes

    I am a teen mum. Apparently this means I am stupid. That my children are/will be trouble. That I am a drain on the state. That I am uneducated. That my boyfriend is antisocial. That I am a bad parent. That I am irresponsible. That I deserve everything I get. That I dye my hair...
    TiggerTiger TiggerTiger 22-25, F Jul 27, 2013

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    I'M 23 Now

    I was a teen mum. Now I have beautiful children and am well and truly an adult. It was very, very hard. There's loads of stigma about teen mums and being a teen AND a mother is tough. I am going to qualify as a vet this year (five years course 18-23) and am working hard all the...
    CoralieShadow CoralieShadow 22-25, F 1 Response May 18, 2013

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    Mom At 16

    I just turned 54. My son is 37. When I became pregnant in 1975 I was in the 10th grade. The principal called me in the office and said I had to leave school untill I had the baby..So I went to a teenage mother class which I learned a lot about taking care of a baby...It was so...
    tonyshawn tonyshawn 51-55 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    The Odessey of Teen Pregnancy

    I ran off with my boyfriend (who is now my husband) when I was 16. We lived in a van for a little while, squated in a house... all the fun things a teen does when she moves out of her parents home. I had not "officially" moved out until I was 17. I would make...
    BurningMindsofMontrose BurningMindsofMontrose 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2009

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    17 and Pregnant: Straight A Student From A Conservative Catholic Family

    I had just seventeen turned years old when I decided one night to sleep with my boyfriend. I was a virgin. I had come from a strong catholic family and so the value of waiting until marriage was a big thing. My parents had always talked about the importance of it and I believed...
    mamaGCamden mamaGCamden 31-35, F Apr 18, 2013

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    I was 17 years old. At

    that time, I had an ex who I loved dearly, but because of a lot of bullshit and conflicts, we weren't really together. We've been together for a year when we were 13...14, but we broke up due to some crap. We stayed primarily good friends. We weren't together at the time, but...
    SheExperiments SheExperiments 26-30, F May 18, 2014

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    When I found out that I was pregnant my

    boyfriend, Matt, and I started to cry. Not out of joy, out of fear. We were on 17 and his parents were super strict. I remember that day easily. It started out as a trip to the movies. Then, we went to a new hotel with a huge pool. It was summer, so we spent the night there...
    abilena abilena 22-25, F Feb 5, 2014

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    YOU'RE Pregnant!!!!!

    In 1994 I was 16 years old and found out that I was pregnant oh my gosh!!! The sad part is that no one seemed to be to upset except for my twin sister and my favorite aunt. My mother didn't have to much to say I know she cried but my dad who has always lived in another state and...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 1 Response May 25, 2008

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    I Was A Teen Mom

    I got pregnant when i was 17 and had my son noah at 18 we were not as young as most teen parents but has still been tough lucky we have tons of support for both sides of our family. Noah was born june 23rd 2009 and he is the light of our life. My sons' father and my now husband...
    misshquick misshquick 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2010

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    I had my daughter when I was 17 years old.

    Becoming pregnant was just because I didn't use protection but having my daughter wasn't a "mistake". The father of my daughter is married to me and he is a good man. I don't regret my girl in any way, shape or form. <3
    Sociallyawkwardrose Sociallyawkwardrose 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    My Beautiful Quads ≪3

    I had Quadtruplets at age 15 , Camron , Ciara , Carson , & Caylee. I had them at 27 weeks 6 days. My littlest , Which was baby d , also baby Carson , Died at 1 week . Because his lungs just didn't function correctly. He was only 1 pound 3 ounces when he died. The other three...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    Lost My Daughter

    Howdy everyone, I'm Taylor. I'm 19 going on 20 and I was a teen mom. I got pregnant when I was 15 and had my daughter at 16. It was really scary being a mom, I went from being Daddy's Little Girl to Mommy and it was not easy, but I loved Ember with all my heart. I had her on...
    taylormarie1993 taylormarie1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2012

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    Hey. I'm A Teen Mom, Got Pregnant When I Was 12 ( Ik Young ) By An 18 Year Old. I'm 14 Now. My Son Will Be One Next Month. He Just Took His First Steps Today ? I Just Hate When...
    mommieofone mommieofone 13-15, F 22 Responses Feb 4

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    Yesterday, I took a pregnancy test and discovered that I am pregnant. There was someone who posted something telling me that I should not be getting pregnant, but instead, focusing...
    JanaElisabeth JanaElisabeth 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I abhor others who judge teen moms and no nothing about this topic. Guys, I am speaking to you got it. Many males call us filthy and dirt names because we had sex and had kid...
    tallmomwithkids tallmomwithkids 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    Hey guys, for those of you mommy's that have Facebook, there is an awesome group I'm a part of its called Teen Mom Lyfe. the girls are awesome the admins are great. they are all...
    CaseysMommy CaseysMommy 16-17, F Feb 2

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    Hey guys :D I'm Erica, I'm currently 16 and I have a baby boy named Dolton trey, I've always been judged for being a teen mom, my parents kicked me out when they found out, my...
    Ericafaith Ericafaith 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    Okay guys, so I haven't posted anything in a little while, but I was hoping to vent and maybe have someone turn my negative thoughts into positives. So, here we go. Not only...
    tirwin6471 tirwin6471 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I am barely 16 years old, and I am planning on trying to concieve a baby within the next 4 months. It is quite common where I live for teen pregnancy. Half of my friends...
    futureteenmommycourtneydjp1467 futureteenmommycourtneydjp1467 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    I've never really told anyone my "story" I had just turned 15, when it all happened, I was dating this guy named Cameron, I honestly thought I loved him, he was my everything, we...
    Ericafaith Ericafaith 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    YES I WILL BE 18 WITH 2 KIDS. I AM NOT SAYING GETTING PREGNANT AT A YOUNG AGE IS OKAY. BUT IT HAPPENS. I WAS ON BIRTHCONTROL AND WE USED A CONDOM. UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMETHING NICE...
    CaseysMommy CaseysMommy 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I am 18 yrs old and I have 2 daughters and one son on the way. Katlynd Karter <3 (Katelyn is how Katlynd is pronounced) and Mckynlee-Rae nn Kynlee and my soon to be son is due...
    SavannahLily SavannahLily 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    so..I'm pregnant with my second..
    CaseysMommy CaseysMommy 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    So I heard my baby's heartbeat today, it's nice and strong, getting an ultra sound in 3 weeks, the baby's daddy is very excited and so am i
    moonlighteclipse moonlighteclipse 16-17, F Feb 2

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    I don't want kids, never will. Personally, I think pregnancy is just freaky. But still. You don't just pass your judgement on young mothers like you're some kind of expert or like...
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F Feb 4

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    I had a baby at 17. I'm 19 now and it's really hard. I'm still trying to finish high school while all my friends are of in university. I feel like I've ruined my life.
    ThisAHardOne ThisAHardOne 18-21, F Feb 7

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    Props to all of you wonderful mothers no matter what age you are a mother is a very important person and very beautiful gift don't let anybody put you down in any way :) keep your...
    SoCalAssasin SoCalAssasin 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I am 15 and pregnant.. I need some advice my fiance is 23. my parents are okay with it... now. I just don't know what to do
    andysgirl100814 andysgirl100814 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 22

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    .. i get laughed at ... its hard and i feel as if no one understands... I could never get an abortion amd stuff like that... it just hurts that all my once very close friends...
    JulietTose33 JulietTose33 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am a teen mom, but that's not the only thing that makes me unique. I'm also a full time