I Was a Teen Mom

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 160 People

    I'm not proud of the fact.

    ...but I'm not ashamed either. I had my first child at 16, and my second at 18.
    hostesswmostess hostesswmostess
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 29

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 18, 2013

    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

    My son and I have a very special bond,

    it could be because i grew up with him literally coz i was just 13 when i had him! he is my world we have been through thick and thin together and its such a joy to see him grow into an intelligent responsible boy. Am such a blessed and happy mother
    Powerlyn Powerlyn
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 18

    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
    parisgrace2016 parisgrace2016
    18-21, F
    Mar 1

    I only knew my daughter

    for a year, before Dady took her... And I had a son...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015
    Candie34 Candie34
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 1

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 18, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    Jul 27, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Feb 5, 2014

    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

    I have one daughter and got her

    when I was 15. It was the worst mistake of my life. I was so excited and happy the first years but I produced a brat which I hate now and my life is ruined. I have no boyfriend, no friends just a bratty ungrateful daughter.
    karen7788 karen7788
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    I started having sex

    as an early teenage female. I did not use protection and neither did my teenage lover and classmate. I caught a lot of flack not only from some of my family relatives and from a few my friends too. I had a lot of family support from my parents and siblings. It is my life and...
    southernnudistlifestyle southernnudistlifestyle
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 19

    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

    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

    I had my first son at 15

    and my second at 16 they're 18 months apart. I had 2 kids in high school. as a freshman and junior. I still managed to graduate with my license in cosmetology. Now at age 21 I have 2 beautiful boys. One 4 and one almost 6. I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm happy i had my...
    throughthelookingglassxx throughthelookingglassxx
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    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

    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

    Had 2 kids in high school,

    and know it can be tough but wouldn't trade them for the world
    laurenmom laurenmom
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    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

    i had my oldest daughter at 17.

    She is a mature and very smart 15 year old now though a teen mom herself. My twins were born when I was 19 and than my youngest was born right before I turned 21. They are all by the same man and we married when we were pregnant with our oldest. I never ever would regret my...
    redneckwoman33 redneckwoman33
    31-35, F
    Dec 14, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 25, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Jul 27, 2014
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