I Was a Teenage Mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 279 People

    I Was Totally a Statistic

    I was 18 when I gave birth to my first child.  Two days ago I watched him graduate from high school.  I can't tell you how proud I am of him.  I'm not going to say its been easy and we have a hard four years ahead but....I'm going all the way.  I'll be...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2009

    I Was A Teen Mother Too

    I met this guy named Shaquille . Handsome as could be , tall , a real gentleman . I got pregnant by him . We didn't plan it but we had to live with it . We were so happy . But we thought it was best to hide it from everyone . 3 times I went to the hospital for fainting . I couldn...
    adorexdanielle adorexdanielle
    May 7, 2013

    Pregnant @ 15

    ok so its not ideal... but wouldnt change my son for anythin i adore him.. altho i had him verry young i had turned 16 in october and gave birth new years eve to my beautiful son weighing 6Ib 15 oz.. i took on the responsability and it was like water off a ducks back. its like it...
    sosadallthetime sosadallthetime
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2012

    Highly Educated But Lacks Self Confidence As a Single Mom of 2!

    I had my daughter at age 17 after being with her father for 4 years prior.  I gave birth to her one week before my first day as a senior in high school.  I went to school on the first day and continued.  I was a honor student and was really involved in...
    FavoredbyGod FavoredbyGod
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2009

    I Want To Lend A Helping Hand And Support Others Like Me!

    I was a teen mom too, I understand and want to help. I was 16 years old when I got pregnant with my Daughter. I was always told it wasnt going to be easy and I knew that. I had my daughter in June 2007 and went on to graduate highschool and continue to College in 2010 I graduated...
    Prettybrowneyes1 Prettybrowneyes1
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    Being A Young Mom Isnt Easy!

    When i was 15 my mom decided to move to flordia we are from pa so it was a big move for me and my sister!Well i met a boy and ended up pregant, since we werent from there and all our family was in pa. my mom decided to move home and i never seen my sons dad since, i talked to him...
    aliciaandkevin aliciaandkevin
    Jun 14, 2012

    I was 18 turning 19 when I had my son (Angel

    King Perrion Reddick) , I had named him after my uncle who died about 5 years ago he was murdered, his birthday past this month August 25, the day I had Angel was the absolute most beautiful moment of my whole entire life. He is now a year old and will be 2 years old on December...
    Ladylopez21 Ladylopez21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    YouTube (Story) #300 I Had My First Baby When I Was Just 18.

    Later on , I think in 1971 or 72, BJ Thomas released this song, which spoke right to the heart of me.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2011

    I Was A Teenage Mother And Now An Adult With Too Much Time On My Hands!!

    I had my son when I was 13!  I am now 35 and he's 22 in college.  I had my daughter when I was 18; she is a Jr. in High School...There are many things that I would take back in life, but if I couldn't keep my kids, then I'd prefer to be stuck with whatever it is. ...
    monalisal7 monalisal7
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2010

    Proved Them Wrong :)

    I got pregnant when i was 15 with who i thought at the time was the love of my life. i had alot of negative coommenst thrown my way such as "your too young you cant do it" "you will fail" "you dont know what your doing" well long and behold my daughter is 5 years old now shes...
    CherishsMom CherishsMom
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

    Children Having Children?

    If I could go back and change things, I would. There!  I said it!  I know it's incredibly uncouth to even hint at the tiniest bit of regret when it comes to your children, but it is what it is.  If I could go back in time and bottle my oldest child up...
    Stephalump Stephalump
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2009

    Proud Teen Mom

    I found out I was pregnant with my son when I was 17 years old. Nobody in family was mad but nobody was happy. The women in my family start having children young. I didn't think it was cute but I def. wasn't killing my unborn or giving him up for adoption because I was being...
    confusedone12345 confusedone12345
    18-21, F
    Aug 9, 2012

    My experience being a teenage mother.

    I got pregnant at the very young age of 15. I had found now I was pregnant a month after I moved 3 provinces away from my home. I moved because my mom had enough of my behavior and sent me with my older sister to live in a city where my mom was coming not to long after. Once I...
    hailzmagailz hailzmagailz
    Nov 20, 2014

    Plans Change

    I was seventeen. The beginning of my senior year. Lustful carelessness and inexperience on both our parts. It happened..."what do I do???" This is MY baby!! I am going to keep my baby, F@^k whatever I had planned for my life. This is MY baby!!! This is my plan now. Walked across...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 1, 2013

    Pregnant At Sixteen Part 2

    After my Step Dad returned from Korea we did move...to Newport News,VA. That is where my son was born and I eventually met my husband. My mother thought I was in denial and they made me go to therapy. The thing is I was not in denial, I am the type of person who accepts things in...
    bluetatoo19712000 bluetatoo19712000
    36-40, F
    Mar 9, 2012

    The Struggles Of Being A Teenage Mom To A Baby With Special Needs.

    I was 13 when I got pregnant making the right choice was very difficult I had no support system. The Dad decided he didn't want to be a part of the babies life. I decided to continue with my pregnancy at 28 weeks I gave birth to Anthony he was 2 lbs 7 oz 14 inches long. He was...
    Specialmum Specialmum
    Sep 1, 2012

    I Am a Mother of 3

    I had my first child when i was 15. my daughter came when i was 16. and my youngest son when i was 18. my youngest son is from a different father. I'm currently in college and working part time. Being a teen parent sucks most of the time. everyone is so quick to judge. Sometimes...
    lilybug418 lilybug418
    3 Responses May 22, 2009

    I Grew Up, With My Son .

    I was 17 when I found out that I was expecting a baby . The father was 16 . I was beyooooond excited to meet my new baby . I remember when I found out that I was having a boy I jumped up and down for like ten minutes . I was thrilled . I got everything that I wanted . I named him...
    remember22 remember22
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

    16 And Pregnant...

    I lost my virginity to my boyfriend at 16, he was 18. Coincidentally the same night I lost my virginity I also got pregnant. After it happened I knew I was pregnant. No it wasn't planned...it was just instinct I guess. I just had a gut feeling I was pregnant. Hoping I was wrong I...
    BiButterfly BiButterfly
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2011

    I Was A Teen Mom

    I was 16yrs old when i found out i was pregnant with my son..my period still came on i was a very active teenager i was a cheerleader and i did normal teen things..i never thought that their was a little life growing inside of me.. I had caught a bad cold and went too see my...
    Fashionme Fashionme
    22-25, F
    Aug 21, 2012

    Teenage Pregnancy

    Hi my name is Carmen. I am currently working on a school assignment for my Community and Family Studies class. I am researching teen pregnancy and would really like to get some information from someone who has experienced it first hand. Im not asking for personal details, but...
    carmenCAFS carmenCAFS
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2012

    Double Double Teenage Mammy

    When I was 14, i became pregnant. I know who the father is. After I talked it over with my parents, the father and his parents, it was decided i wouldnt go th the UK for an abortion. (I am in ireland) After the 2nd scan I learned that I was pregnant with twins. I had 2...
    JustAnotherTeenageMam JustAnotherTeenageMam
    5 Responses Jul 21, 2009

    This Too, Shall Pass...

    Being a pregnant single mother is tough. It's one of those things that you think "that will never happen to me" and when it happens to someone else people justify it by saying "they were dumb about it" or "they were not being careful". The people I...
    mandarose323 mandarose323
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2009

    My First Baby

    I was barely sixteen when i found out i was pregnant for the first time,however this wasn't as big as a surprise as it would be for most sixteen year old's. Because i got pregnant on purpose, see my baby brother had just died;we just moved from the only home i ever known an i...
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2012

    A Blessing

    The first time we had gotten pregnant we were 16. We never told any one because of how both our families would react with how young we were, my now husband wasn't too happy but was mostly scared. When I had first found out I had told only one of my friends who was a year older...
    merrill88 merrill88
    22-25, F
    Sep 22, 2012

    It Can Be Done

    I hate to be one of those people who looks at their disfunctional family to explain their mistakes but it would be only telling part of the story if I didn't start at the beginning which entails quite a bit of disfunction. I grew up with alcoholic parents, alcohol led to domestic...
    coffeemom73 coffeemom73
    36-40, F
    Jan 18, 2013

    I Need Advice

    IAM A TEENAGE MOTHER well I'm just 17 the youngest of 4 girls;;i found out i was pregnant around 3 months ago,,at the time me n my boyfriend of 2 years were [and still are] broken up and right away i realized he didn't want me to have it but soon i had become...
    2 Responses May 22, 2009

    I'm a 17 year old mother

    and I hate it and her
    TeenMomOfAmber TeenMomOfAmber
    18-21, F
    Nov 17, 2015

    I am now a 26 year old female,

    blessed to be the mother of three beautiful intelligent girls. However, with my first I was a teen mother, I became pregnant and gave birth at the age of 16. It's difficult to truly understand this experience until you know more of my life. Eventually hopefully I can overcome my...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    Yes - I Was a Teenage Mother.

      I just posted this exact story in the group "Sometimes I feel like a failure" - then came across this group and decided to post it here as well. _____________________________________________   Most of the time I am happy with my life.  I feel good...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2009

    I Was 13 And Pregnant

    It all started when I went to camp for half a year, which is 6 months. I met "the love of my life". (Well actually, there were more than one love of my life at the time).... Every wednesday at camp I would have sex in my cabin while my best friend went out to swim with her...
    BabyBoo42 BabyBoo42
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2011

    Does Anyone Ever Get Sick Of Having To Explain Yourself?

    I was 14 when I birthed my son, now I am a 30 year old hairstylist and every time someone sits in my chair and asks if I have any kids I do the normal mom thing and boast about how awesome my honor roll football player son is. When they ask how old he is, people quickly do the...
    whatevsokay whatevsokay
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

    Never Give Up....

    At the age of 14 I delivered my first child in 1972. My storey is not unique.As a result of chance encounters on Facebook  I recently had a reunion with 4 ot women, also teen moms. We all attended thesame school for unwed mothers and had our first child at 16 or younger...
    Dmpalmer Dmpalmer
    Apr 8, 2011

    17 And Pregnant

    I was the quiet girl at school. I had two best friends, they were my only real friends. I worked hard at school. I had a trouble childhood but I had come out the other side. I started going to a few parties. I met this guy at one of the parties, he had gone to my school, I had...
    GraceScottAdams GraceScottAdams
    36-40, F
    Mar 15, 2013

    Getting Here Early My daughter aka Raspberry

    is ten years old. Recently, she told me something worth pondering upon. She cheerfully told me: "Mommy, thank you for giving birth to me early. I get to spend more time with my grandma and play with you!"
    mareliberum mareliberum
    1 Response Apr 7, 2014

    5 Kids At 19

    I was 13 and stupid so me and my 15 year old boyfriend Liam made love and then I got pregnant. When I told my mom she completely freaked and then banned Liam from our house but then I started to be quiet around her and not talk so she allowed him to come but only from 10 am to 9...
    isabellesgirls isabellesgirls
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2012

    It Happened To Me

    when i was a child i was the ideal "perfect child" i played sports , was into danc and acting , singing, popular, got along with everyone had amazing grades mostly into the 90%`s  but then 8th grade happened. my father remarried and i started acting out . i haung out with the...
    miiaa miiaa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2011

    Teenage Mother

    I got married when i was 14 years old .... i was young and i found my prince charming, i got pregnant at 15 a month after i got married i had a boy ... everything got hard but i held strong ... at the age of 17 i got pregnant again i had a girl this time life got better...
    yajani yajani
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2011

    Unusual Teen Mom Story

    I was 16 when I found out I was pregnant with my son. I really didn't know who the father was but knew it was between two guys. I never told the guy who turned out to be the dad that I was pregant. I didn't want to ruin his life like I had thought I had ruined mine. He found out...
    dreamalildream dreamalildream
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2008

    I got pregnant when I was eighteen

    and had been forced into it (I wouldn't say rape because around this time I was experimenting with being bisexual. I now know I am lesbian) by my brother's friend. I made it out of high school and found out a week after I had graduated. I gave birth to twin girls and ever since...
    syabbyplsea syabbyplsea
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2014

    It's Not What You See On Tv

    I got pregnant when I was 15. I had my son at the age of 16. Let me tell you there was nothing like a big reality kick in the butt as getting pregnant at a young age. It's far from the real life of what the hit show on MTV portrays. First of all, I didn't get a huge pay out...
    lifechanges2come lifechanges2come
    31-35, F
    Jun 5, 2012

    Telling Everyone

    Dear Jelly Bean, I am now 11 weeks pregnant with you. You are over an inch and a half long already! Some tooth buds are forming in your gums and your bones are starting to harden. You are already kicking and stretching in my tummy, but I can't feel that quite yet. I left off...
    girlarella girlarella
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2013

    Still Growing Up...

    I turned 17 a month after the birth of my son, an only child. I'm 40 now, and my son is 23. He's the best thing I've ever done... the only thing I've ever done that matters.I was given the option of terminating the pregnancy. My parents were supportive but involved with their own...
    ladythoreau ladythoreau
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2013

    Misterious Sounds At Night...

    It was just the other night I started hearing these noises, they were the sounds of little girls screaming, slamming doors, the sounds of chains hitting the wall, and the sound of someone walking up and down the stairs. I heard a voice screaming "Help me! Stop! Somebody...
    BabyBoo42 BabyBoo42
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 6, 2011
    EiPerkele EiPerkele
    22-25, M
    Apr 23, 2013

    When I was on the birthing table,

    the nurses kept commenting on how young I was and I was under the impression that one nurse was punishing me for having gotten pregnant. She would scold me every time I would try to repress the labor pains and did not let any of my family to accompany me. I was alone in the...
    mareliberum mareliberum
    Apr 6, 2014

    I got pregnant with my oldest son at 14.

    I was given a choice, have an abortion or move out. I left. Well, technically I was put up for adoption. I stayed with the dad as long as I could. We ended up having three kids together. But in the end I raised them alone. Last May, my youngest so turned 18. I just want other...
    jypseekatt jypseekatt
    41-45, F
    Jul 14, 2014

    Teenage Mom

    I got pregnant with my oldest daughter at 15. I am still with her dad and we now have 4 children, and she graduates this year. Alot of people said we would never last. They also said we wold have a life of poverty. Well we are in no way rich, but lfe is very good. They said my...
    wenrodriqu wenrodriqu
    7 Responses Apr 22, 2008
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