Okay, so it really bugs me when I see a mom with more than one child and she's not even 20 yet. You get pregnant at 15/16, still live with mom and dad, haven't finished school and have no job... So what business do you have bringing baby number 2 into the world at 17/18 within the same circumstances??
Regardless if it's planned or not (although planning it takes a whole new level of stupid), is it really fair to the child(ren) or your parents?
And then by the time you're 19 you add #3 into the mix? Okay, so maybe you don't want a huge gap between your kids... but that isn't a valid reason if you aren't 100% self-sufficient. It's selfish!
Don't even get me started on the ones who are "on/off" with their baby daddy and during one of those "on" times decide to have another.
It's really not a great idea to be a teen mom in the first place... and it's even more dumb to do it a second and third (and God forbid fourth) time.
If you're on your own and self-reliant, then great. You beat the statistics. Congrats. But generally that's not the case. Statistically, (as of 2010) 51% of teen mom's don't have a high school diploma. Most teen moms either don't go to college or recieve a college degree. So that both inhibits ones ability to find a job or find a job capable of fully supporting themselves and one child (let alone more than 1).
I am a teenage mom, I graduated high school before I got pregnant and I'm on my way to going to college and my baby's father is still here... I'm 19, I have my own place, a car and a full time job, but the thought of another kid scares the crap out of me!
I'm bringing my daughter into the world on not-so-perfect circumstances... so I owe to her to put all of my attention on her until I get fully on my feet, don't I??? Not adding another kid into the mix.
**FYI: I'm only technically going to be a teen mom for 6 months... so I'm not sure I really count?
Please note: I know not all teen moms are irresponsible, I know there are such things as "rape babies" and I know some teen moms marry their baby daddies and have more than one and all is well and good. This post does not target those moms, but come on. How many cases are really like that?