I'm 15, pregnant and my baby is due on 19 July 2012.

By anonymous on 11/05/2012
I'm 15, pregnant and my baby is due on 19 July 2012. While I was grieving from the death of my little brother, I slept with 3 different guys over 2 weeks, so I don't know who the father is and I feel ashamed for doing it. A few weeks later, I began noticing that my boobs were getting tender and sore and then I missed a period. I went to my GP and she told me that I was pregnant. I am strongly anti abortion so that wasn't an option. I considered adoption but I couldn't face the thought of having someone else raise my baby, even in an open adoption. That left keeping the baby.

I hadn't told anyone about my pregnancy by this point, but it was getting to the stage where I was unable to hide it. My belly was growing and I couldn't pass it off as weight gain. The 3 potential fathers didn't know either, I really didn't want to go up to them and say "I might be pregnant with your child", and I'm still too scared to get a DNA test. Besides, they all have their own lives and I would feel guilty by suddenly dumping this on them.

The day came when I finally got up enough courage to tell my parents. I feared their reaction because they had always said to me that they didn't want me getting pregnant at a young age. Immediately after telling them, I burst into tears.

My parents said this to me:

have an abortion or they would kick me out of the house.

Since I had already decided against abortion, I was forced to leave the house. I've been living at my best friend's house ever since. Her and her parents have been very kind to me but her parents said that I won't be able to live here once the baby's born.
I won't be turning 16 until September. This entire pregnancy has been very stressful for me. I still go to school and its difficult being the only pregnant girl and it's embarrassing having to get a bigger uniform every few weeks.
My pregnancy has made it impossible for me to concentrate in school and I'm too tired to do any work. This is very bad because my GSCEs are coming up soon. I'm running out of time to find a permanent home for me and my baby. It now looks like I won't be able to keep my baby. I really don't know what to do!

Editor's Comment

You are very young to be coping with this by yourself. It's good that you have your friend supporting you, but you will also need some professional help. Social services could help you to find a mother and baby placement until you can find a flat for yourself. If you would like the help and support of a pregnancy centre please contact the national helpline 0300 4000 999.

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