Pregnant at 16.By anonymous on 14/09/2011
I was 16 years old, studying for my GCSE's when I started seeing a boy just a year older than me. I've always been extremely academic but just 6 months after meeting this boy I was pregnant! I'm 31 now and thinking back on it, it all seems so surreal.
My parents are extremely religious and it was horrifying telling them (well my mum as I didn't have the courage to tell my dad myself) I wasn't given much of an option - you know the A words! but I knew they were there but immediately chose not to pursue either - I was keeping my baby - my mistake, my responsibility! How could I just take a life??! where would I have been if my mum would have taken mine?
Some women can never have babies and would love to be in our position, adoption is a better option. Being a mum at 16 has been the hardest thing I've ever had to do and nothing can give me back my teenage years or never going to university, but I did marry the father and was pregnant again 5 years later. I would not change my girls for anything else in the world - they were meant to be here and I could not imagine my life without them!