8 months pregnant at 15By anonymous on 19/09/2011
I am currently 8 months pregnant and 15 years old. I was 14 when I first discovered that I was pregnant. I wanted to study at university and get a career in advertising but now those plans have been put on hold. Originally I planned to lose my virginity at 17 but I had sex in a moment of weakness and my boyfriend seemed like the greatest guy in the world. My boyfriend used his brother's condoms when we had sex, so I thought that I couldn't be pregnant, but now I think the condoms were too old or already used. Eventually I took a pregnancy test (4 times because I wanted to be extra sure) and when it showed up positive I cried because I didn't know what to do.
The first person I told about my pregnancy was my best friend. She told me to get an abortion ASAP and no one would know about it.
I went to get an abortion but the protestors outside the clinic convinced me not to have an abortion.After a long consideration, I decided to keep the baby. I began to think that if I was irresponsible enough to get pregnant at this age, then how could I be responsible enough to raise a baby?
I told my boyfriend that I was pregnant, and initially he was shocked but then he said that he would always be there for me. I was very worried about telling my parents but they took the news better then I expected. My parents promised to support me in bringing up their first grandchild.
My boyfriend's family developed a disliking for me when they found out that I was not getting an abortion. My younger brother is nervous about being an uncle at 9 years old.
However, things at school are not going well. I will miss studying for many GCSEs because I will be raising a child.