I’m 15 years old and I’m 3 months pregnant.By anonymous on 01/01/2008
I’m 15 years old and I’m 3 months pregnant. I’ve been with my boyfriend for over a year now and after having raised my little brother since I was 11, I feel like I’m ready to have this child. My boyfriend feels the same but he is worried that we won't be able to afford looking after a baby as I’m just about to start college and he is in his first year of an apprenticeship. I’m not sure if he's entirely ready but I’ve never been so sure in my life. He said he just wants to give our child a good life. What should I do?
Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…The set of circumstances you are in do make pursuing the pregnancy more difficult but, underneath all that, you both seem to know your hearts on what you want. Your boyfriend’s fears are based on something positive – he has your well-being at heart. That’s a good thing - he’s taking his responsibility seriously and some fathers don’t feel they can do that. You are both going to need all the support you can get and I recommend that you get in touch with your local pregnancy support centre. Many centres provide a befriending service – someone to come alongside you both and support you as you go through the pregnancy, helping you both to believe that the future with a baby is possible, if that is your choice.