I was only 15 when I got pregnant

By anonymous on 30/10/2010
I was only 15 years old when I got pregnant. I had recently turned 15.
I had no idea that I was pregnant until I had gone to Planned ParentHood, to get back on my birth control, because I had moved back in with my mom,and had not yet gotten my birth control. I only took one month off my birth control.
I went into Planned ParentHood, and filled out the paper work, on the paper they had wanted to know when my last period was, and then is when I realized I didn't know.
For two months before that, I had been getting very sick, and was always light headed, and my favorite foods were my worst enemy, and my pants would no longer fit.. But, I hadn't noticed or even considered being pregnant? Dumb, huh?
Well, when they called me back to decide which kind of birth control I wanted to be on, they wanted to know when my last period was so that they could be sure I wasn't pregnant before they gave it to me. Of course I thought nothing of it.. So, I just said "ok", and pee'd in the cup.

You are pregnant

When a different doctor walked in, and said, umm.. mam.. your test came back, and you are pregnant. I didn't know what to say.. I started crying, and asked her what I should do, she gave me many papers on many different choices. I left the clinic, and I was still crying.
I called my best friend, and she walked to come and meet me, and I told her the news. We both cried. I felt awful, because I hated keeping secrets from my mom. I had lied form the start about having sex, so I was very scared to tell her. My friend walked me home, and I went in and talked to my mom. I told her that they hadn't given me birth control, and she asked why.. I couldn't answer, and she figured the answer on her own.. She started to cry and she told me to get away from her.

I went to my room,and cried

I did not want a baby. I wanted an abortion.
When my mom had got done crying, she came to my room, and we talked. She said that I could choose to keep the baby, to have an abortion, or to give it up for adoption. I didn't know what to do. I was still in shock that this was happening to me. When my mom and I got done talking, I thought that I would call the (dad) of the baby, and tell him what has recently happened. He was in such shock, that he chose to hate me. He blamed it all on me, and it was hard to deal with.

I decided to keep the baby

After being pregnant for 4 months, I finally came to the conclusion that I wanted nothing more than to keep my baby.
The baby's dad was so angry that he didn't know what to do, but my parents had finally gotten used to the idea of having a baby come, and they were even kind of excited.
I was so excited, and ready for it all, but inside, I was so scared. My baby's dad broke up with me, and left me to do it by myself. He emotionally, and verbally abused me through out my whole pregnancy, start to end.
As the days had gone on, my belly started to grow, and my back hurt, and it was hard to even get out of bed.
Being pregnant was very hard on me, as a teen. My mom was fourteen when she had her first baby, (my brother). When the time came for the baby to come, the father never showed up. I had a baby girl twenty four hours after being in labor.

I love my daughter with all of my heart, but it's so hard to do alone

I don't know what I would do without my mom, dad, sisters, and boyfriend.
I just want to say to all teens that being pregnant is not fun. Having a baby is alot of stress, and work. Somedays I can hardly handle it. Not to mention having a baby changes you body forever, and that it hurts like crazy to have a baby!
If you are a teen and are pregnant, and you have a nice slim, as some people would say *perfect body* don't plan on having it again, for a long time, or having it the same ever again.
My daughter is a little over 3 months now, and I am doing it alone as a single mother, with support from my mother, my dad, step dad, sisters, and boyfriend. I have to work, go to school, and take care of myself, and a baby. All I am saying is think girls! THINK! It's not easy, and it's not worht the risk. WAIT, Is my reccomendation, you will be so much more happier. If yo uhave sex, use a condom, use birth control, use all the things you can to prevent pregnancy, and be safe.! 5 minutes or 18 years? Think about it any ask your self.. Thanks, and I hope that my story will help all of you that are pregnant, thinking you are pregnant, or are a mother.

Editor's Comment

You have had to face a lot of difficult things at a very young age. I am sure that your family's support has been essential for you to be able to cope with looking after your daughter. As you say having a baby is hard work and very demanding.

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