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  • lizbiz7 04-23-08 | 06:27 PM
  • Hey everyone.
    I am a bit young to be on here. and way to young to be having kids.
    I am 14 years old an i am 5 weeks pregnant.....

    I was just wondering if anyone has advice for mee...
  • skyqueen skyqueen's Avatar 04-23-08 | 07:22 PM
  • having children so young is a very VERY hard thing to do at best.
    You really need to decide for yourself what you want to do. And its such a personal decision. You need to decide if your family is supportive, if the father will be supportive, and if you want to "give up" your teen and young adult years to be a parent.
    Parenting is not easy - it is a 24-7 committment and it is agonizing at times to have to do it alone without support. Heck, it's agonizing even when you do have support sometimes.
    No accounting for colic.
    Then there's the whole cost thing - - babies and kids cost money. How will you afford to pay for the baby? You can't expect your parents to pay for the baby forever, even if they help you out in the beginning, you'll have to get a job to support yourself and the baby. And, that is a very daunting task especially if you don't finish school.

    You already know that you're too young it sounds like. Not that it can't be done. And not that you wouldn't be a wonderful mother.
    Its just that there is alot to consider and only you can make those choices. Don't forget there is always the option of adoption too.

    Good luck!
  • hayley27 hayley27's Avatar 04-24-08 | 03:09 PM
  • Welcome! I was 17 with my 1st. It can be done, but it is very hard. I had a lot of support from friends and family, I was also in the middle of my senior year. This is a choice you have to make and there is a lot of things to consider. Hope you get this worked out.
  • TTUAlison TTUAlison's Avatar 04-24-08 | 09:18 PM

    I wish you the best of luck in whatever decision you make.
  • Oreo Oreo's Avatar 04-24-08 | 09:46 PM
  • You are at a point right now where you still have many options -- I don't know you or your family, but I teach 120 kids your age every day. Right now, I really hope you will reach out to your parents and get the guidance and support you need to make a decision that will help you in your life -- either as a teen or a parent.

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