We just got engaged, on the 1st of January, but I found out I was three months pregnant the same day.I am 17 and I have been in a relationship with the same guy since I was 14, and I have known him since I was eight. We just got engaged, on the 1st of January, but I found out I was three months pregnant the same day. I told him yesterday and he said I can move into his condo and we can raise the baby there because he is 19 and has a good job and is in university. I said okay to moving in but I don’t know if I want to keep the baby or give her up. I’m convinced she’s a girl. I want to do what’s best for her and I don’t know if I can be a good mother while going to school. Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…The important thing for you now is to find support from a trusted source who can provide you with accurate information about what’s possible for you. It sounds as if you have connected with your baby already to some extent, wanting the best for her. It might just mean you need some practical help and someone to come alongside and encourage you to believe that you can be a good mother. I suggest you contact Optionline on 800 – 395 – HELP if you are in the States or our helpline here if you are in the UK.
This story was sent in on 19/01/2008