In a recent post on babycenter.com this question was asked.
Should I keep My baby?
I’m 18 and seven weeks pregnant. im about to enter my second year of college. right now I’m living with my parents who are great but im not sure how they will take the news. i know they will be angry with me because it will interfere with my schooling. my boyfriend is older and has a pretty good job but he wants me to get and abortion. i feel like i have know one to talk to and i don’t know what to do.
Some of the answers:
I have a 5 month old girl and im also young and still attending college. when i found out i was pregnant i was scared but i don’t regret having her at all. i know your scared because your afraid of what family will say and school. but abortion is not the answer. about your boyfriend. it seems to me your boyfriend is selfish how can he tell you to do something like that. having a baby and being a mom is the most great and exciting experience a woman could have. If you have dreams and ambitions in life having a baby will not stop you. it’s hard for me at times but my family and husband are supportive. Believe me you can do it. But please don’t have an abortion it’s not the baby’s fault you got pregnant.
I am sorry you feel so alone. I am in my mid 30s and I had an abortion when I was younger and then when I got married realized I could not have children due to the procedure leaving scar tissue. Please do not make the same mistake I did. It not only hurt me but my husband and both our parents who wanted so badly to be grandparents. We have just recently adopted a baby girl from someone who was in a situation like yours and although it was a hard decision for her we both left eachother knowing how much she really loved her baby girl. I believe our birth mom was much stronger than I. She loved her baby enough to think about it’s life ahead of her own. As far as our baby goes, she is loved more than anyone can imagine. It is because of her biological mother that she has life, love and a chance at her own future. Remember…The scent will always remain on the hand that gives the rose.
I was in your shoes as well while I was in college 20 years ago. I was faced with the same dilemma again just a year ago, but I had no choice but to keep him. My son is now 7 months old. Some days are harder than others, but everyday I look at him and know in my heart there was no other choice but to bring him into this world. It won’t be easy, but it will get better. Adoption is always an option, but personally, it wasn’t one for me. I would have felt the loss either way. I wish you the best. By the way, I did finish college after having my 1st son, I took a short break and went right back. There are lots of programs out there to help with everything if you even need it. WIC is one of the best and they can put you in touch with many others. Talk to your parents, I bet you’ll be surprised. They may be hurt at first, but let them feel your pain they won’t let you down. Just know you’re not alone even though you feel like it now. Good Luck and God Bless.
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