i have heard a lot about this and i'm hoping that i can make those teens think about what they are doing
this is not for those who have gotten pg by accident but for those who are trying to have a baby i was a teenage mother and you know what it sucked i know you all think that babies are so cute and easy to take care of but they aren't. i was 15 when i got pregnant the first time and ended up dropping out of school. i was an a+ student so its not like i was failing anyways i just couldn't go being pregnant and i want to tell you girls that it is very hard on your bodies first of all at that age you haven't even finished growing yet and when you have a child you change the ph in your body forever you don't get the growth spurts and you don't have the chance to be a teenager when all your friends sre out at parties you can't go cause your now a mom things like prom in most cases you miss i love my daughter but if i could go back in time and wait i would i know most of you think that you'll be with your boyfriend forever and in some cases you might be but in a lot more your not you end up being a single mom (like i am now) you might be able to finish school but then how is going to pay for the baby they are expensive how are you going to be able to cope when the baby is up all night crying and your so tired you can't think straight what if the baby get colic for that matter do you know what colic is and how to treat it like i said i was a teen mom too so i know what i'm talking about and my advice to you is to wait please wait its so hard to handle even now when i'm 25 and a single mom of 2 (i married my girls father and am now divorced) i have trouble if it wasn't for my mom i would not have even been able to keep my oldest daughter i spent most of the first year of her life crying louder than she did please think about what having a baby really means and what its going to change for the rest of your life

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momto...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 11:00 PM

YOU'RE A STRONG YOUNG WOMAN.  I HOPE THAT YOUR POST SAVES AT LEAST 1 TEEN FROM TAKING THE PATH THAT YOU WENT DOWN WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER.  KIDS DON'T THINK THAT IT CAN HAPPEN TO THEM, THAT THEY ARE INVINCIBLE.  THEY ARE NOT.  THERE'S A LOT MORE TO HAVING A BABY THAN HAVING A BABY.  IT'S A HUGE RESPONSIBILITY. HOW CAN YOU TAKE CARE OF A BABY WHEN YOU ARE NOT MUCH MORE THAN ONE YOURSELF?

I HOPE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO INFLUENCE OTHERS BY SHARING YOUR STORY AND YOUR SUPPORT.

HUGS!  SARAH

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Dixie...
Feb. 29, 2008 at 7:16 PM

I'm proud of you for sharing this.

 I had a baby at 16 and gave it up adoption.  It was not easy to do but I don't regret it.  I was also an honor student and I am thankful my parents made this decision for me.  I was able to graduate and LIVE some.  My son is now 24 and I look forward to reuniting with him.  We both deserved that second chance.  For anyone who finds themself in this position, I encourage you to consider adopting your child to a loving family who cannot have a child of their own.  Being a parent is hard.  I'm now 40 and am the single parent of a 7 and 13 year old.  It's not easy for me and I know it would have been even harder as a teenager.

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