Hello, my name is Ashley I am nearly 16 years old and live in Ontario, Canada. I am had a rough past, but I know some may have it worse. I grew up without a dad as he left my mom when I was about 2. My mom met a guy I called my step-dad for 9+ years. He wasn't nice to me at all as he would always joke around too much and like to 'pull my leg'. He got drunk pretty much every day and life wasn't good for me. I started to cut.

My mom found out and everyone thought I was over reacting and such. I went to the doctor's to get some help or medicine, and as I was 'under the age' he wouldn't give me anti-depressants. I continue to feel down and cut.

Last year, I got pregnant at 14. (I also asked for Birth control from my doctor but he also said I was 'under age' and it wasn't nessacary..) I had my son on November 9th, 2011. I was still 14. After this people finally had concern about my moods. So my doctor sent me to a specialist to find out I had early bi-polar dissorder. I also seemed to have PPD and the baby blues.

I am now currently on stabilizers for my hyperness and an anti-depressant.
I am doing a bit better. My son is now 10 months old and doing so well (: I love him and my family so much. I have been with my boyfriend (the father) nearly 2 years.

I look forward to talking to people! (:
ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
18-21, F
1 Response Sep 10, 2012

wow, i think it's so cool how u kept ur baby and didn't have an abortion. That's really brave. :)

Thanks so much. That means a lot. It was really hard to know what we were going to do. I wanted to keep my son so badly but I knew how hard it would be and everything else that comes with teen pregnancy. I also knew that my son was 7 months a long with a strong beating heart, he was a part of me and my bf. I couldn't do that. I am so against abortion but I am not against anyone who had one.. I will support everyone's choice.