Teen MumI was seventeen when i fell pregnant. I had been with my boyfriend for three years and i was in the last year of highschool, Year 12 VCE. I'm entirely against abortion so that was not an option, i didn't even consider it for a second. When i found out in the Doctors office, i was shocked. I rang my boyfriend and told him. He was thrilled. Excited at the prospect of fatherhood! He was 22.
As my belly grew bigger people stared and juded, but i knew i was a good Mum. I did not drink or smoke while pregnant. I took a multi-vitamin and nourished my unborn baby with healthy food. As my due date approached, i grew more and more excited. Everyone told me labour would be painful, difficult and terrifying. I didn't worry. I knew i would be okay.
I went in to labour on Septemeber 21st. It was easy. I wasn't in much pain. My labour went for 9 hours and my partner was there with me the whole way. I breezed right through it. I even have pictures of me smiling during labour! On September 22nd our beautiful 4kg (10 pound) baby was born. A BOY!
So many people throughout my pregnancy told me motherhood would be hard. Told me i wouldn't cope because i was young. My son is 4 months old. I cope fine. It's easy. I breastfeed, that's easy too. I don't know what all these older Mums are talking about when they say they have trouble breastfeeding and end up resorting to Formula. Looking after him is easy, a breeze just like my labour. My life hasn't changed i still go out and have fun, only thing that's different is that my beautiful baby joins me. I love being a Mother. I'm truely in my element.
I'm a much better mother than women in their thirties. I breasfeed, i read to my son, i take care of him, i do everything for him!
I work part-time as a promo model and i'm studying to get my bachelors in uni.
I am a supermum and i know it.
Whats more is i'm only 18.
Don't judge the young mums ladies they're often better than you.