Open Discussion

I am yes in fact 16 and pregnant. What I want to know is whats your views on this topic.

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    02/20/14
    Amanda Hurley
    I think that as long as you are willing to take care of the baby, in whatever capacity you can, that you are a very strong individual. I think that it is courageous for you to put this up here, to possibly be judged. Are you still in school?? What are your future plans for you and your child?? What is your support system look like??
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      02/20/14
      Tomasa... i think you can do it! Do you have people to help? A baby is so much work it really helps to have help! i hope you still plan to stay in school , an education is very important!
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        good luck and i wish you the very best! babies are alot of hard work. i just hope your boyfriend, friends, and family step up when it is time! It all seems nice now, but just wait when you havent slept in three weeks, youre overtired and your bf wants to know why the baby wont stop crying. I'm a single mom, ive done it alone since the day i got pregnant. please please please, make sure you have all the support you need!
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          02/20/14
          I think your first baby is a difficult but rewarding transition no matter how old you are. The only difference is the level of financial stability in your life as you get older. If course this isn't true for all moms who wait - we still struggle with finances - but having a good education really helps open up opportunities to make the money we need to provide a good life. Also, being over 18 gives you legal rights to care for your kids (like living on your own, insurance, etc.)

          But as long as you have a way to handle the logistics of being a mom then I don't think age matters. 16 year olds can love and support their kids as much as a 25 year old can. We all have to sacrifice going out and having "me" time and as long as you're willing to put your kid first you'll be a great mom. No matter what age
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            02/20/14
            I think as long as you are willing to take care of the child and try your best, that you can be strong and overcome. BUt you also need to know it really does take a village and you are going to to need support and people who care about you and your baby. I would encourage you to stay in school or at least get your high school diploma.

            I think it is absolutely possible for you to be a successful mother. But it is hard hard work. Good luck and I hope moms.com can be a good source of support for you!
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              02/22/14
              Thank you to everyone who replied. To answer your guys questions yes I am still in school but I'm doing online so I can be home 24/7 with my baby boy. I have my future planned out. I plan on graduating and going to law enforcement school to become a police officer and work my way up to an FBI agent.I have an amazing support system. My father is the best support system i could ever ask for. He took the news good. My family is very caring and supportive. But my boyfriend and I are not working out so much but maybe we will. I plan to raise my child better than what I had to go through.
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                02/23/14
                Tomasa ~ Glad you have a plan ... this is great! Also going to school online sounds like a great way to go! I teach college online and it is a wonderful route to get an education!
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                  02/23/14
                  Linda, Thank you. I just want whats best or my child and family.

                  Tracy, Thank you. It will be amazing when i get there.

                  Magen, Thank you. Im glad as well that I have a plan. It is a great way to go well at least for me.
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                    02/25/14
                    You are welcome... if you have any education questions let me know and i will try to help!
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                      02/27/14
                      Oh okay thank you !
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                      About Tomasa
                      Born: Phoenix, Arizona
                      Current: Phoenix, Arizona
                      Birth: May 08
                      On Moms.com since: Jan 18, 2014
                      16! expecting a baby boy (: am currently a stay at home girfriend. have a very good support system from my boyfriend. i make friends easy. and am easy to talk to(: