Hi, I’m 17 yrs old and I found out I was pregnant. I was really shocked as I just started a new relationship with a bloke I only knew for two months.

Hi, I’m 17 yrs old and I found out I was pregnant. I was really shocked as I just started a new relationship with a bloke I only knew for two months. I only thought I was 8 weeks pregnant, but when I went to the doctor’s, they told me I was 18 weeks pregnant. I started crying as I new my ex was the father. It took months to get my ex out of my life. I even got a DV order out on him. Now I’m having his child.....My new partner started crying as he knew he wasn't the father. He calmed down and said the baby needs a father, so he's a big support. My mother is excited and so are my sisters. Last week I found out I’m having a girl. I can't wait. I am now six months. I can't wait to see my baby girl for the first time. Some people might think of me as silly for keeping my baby because of my age, but for me it was a blessing as before I was a teenage alcoholic. I am a different person. And every day of my baby’s life, I will remind her how grateful I am to have her... Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story…You have made a brave decision but it’s one that has given you much dignity and hope for the future, isn’t it? If you need any support as you continue with your pregnancy and as a young mother, please get in touch with one of our centres, ring the helpline or use Online Advisor. We are always here to help.

This story was sent in on 15/01/2008

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