Teenage girls that get pregnant might as well walk around branded as a who re, immature, irresponsible, and incapable of being as good of a Mother as adult women. I know not all people think this way- but the vast majority look at us, and see something that they, and society, are ashamed of.
Then there are the rest of us. We are the ones that think of the possibilities, and because of that, are open-minded and accepting. A person that judges someone over a situation like this, that they know nothing about, shows something about their own character.
Last year I was forced into having sex with someone I thought was a friend of mine. After it happened, I went on pretending like it never did- until I couldn't pretend any longer. One day I noticed that I'd missed my period. I thought that it was probably just stress, I'd missed my period many times before because of it. But a couple weeks later, I still hadn't had my period, so I asked my friend to get me a test, and it was positive. I was completely shocked. I have always been pretty innocent, even shy. I couldn't comprehend that something that I'd never even thought about could happen to me.
I was going to get an abortion, but luckily, when I went to get it done, I'd been too late. I had a hard time telling my dad, I knew that he'd be upset, and I didn't want him to think of me as someone besides his little girl. I thought he'd go nuts, but I was surprised. He helped me out a lot, and told me that there was no point in getting upset over something that couldn't be changed.
The first three months of pregnancy was nothing but morning sickness, all the time. Anything that I smelled made me throw up, anything that I ate made me throw up, and even the thought of certain foods made me throw up. After those months, I thought anything else would be much easier- and it really was, until the last month. The last month of pregnancy is the worst. You are waiting in anticipation for your baby to come, you can't bend over, Braxton Hix Contractions have you hurting, and your body is pretty sore. There are a lot of weird feelings/things going on in your body in the last month.
The day that my water broke was July 19, 2008. I had to be induced with Pitocin, which didn't work as well as they hoped-12 hours later I was only about 7 cm dilated, wasn't getting any farther along, and I was hypertensive. I ended up having to have a c-section, and out came the most gorgeous little girl.
Since having her, I have had little obstacles I've worked through, but I couldn't have asked for anything better than her. Yes, I am 16, but being 16 doesn't mean that I can't be a good Mother, and it doesn't mean that I can't Love her all the same. My heart grew bigger when she was born. I know what people see when they see me with her, and to tell you the truth, I just don't care. They can stare all they want, because I know what I've gone through, and how well I am doing. I am a single mom, and I do everything I need to do for my baby. I believe if I can do it, anyone can.
My baby girl is now 6 weeks and 3 days old. She's so beautiful, and she's learning very fast! I am so proud of her.
If you are a teenage girl and you are pregnant, it isn't the end of the world. They may tell you that your life is over, but it really isn't. I am going back to school for my Senior year, and I am planning on going to school to become a police officer. You're completely capable of getting through pregnancy, and you are completely capable of loving and taking care of a baby. Don't listen to what people say, they don't know you, or what you're going through. They don't know exactly how strong you really are.
If any girl is reading this and wants to know anything, or needs any help or advice, I'm always here. The best thing during pregnancy is knowing someone is there for you. You always need at least one person to turn to.