Have you ever had a child while in middle or high school?

@cream97 (29166)
United States
May 16, 2008 12:08pm CST
I have seen girls whom I went to school with was pregnant. Have you been pregnant while in school?
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11 responses
@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
16 May 08
No I did not get pregnant while still in school. I had a friend who got pregnant in Junior High and she left school to have her baby and raise her child. Now she has 5 kids. I have another friend who got pregnant in High school and somehow she managed to finish high school and recieved her diploma while raising a baby. When I was in school this didn't happen as often as it seems to today.
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• United States
16 May 08
I myself have not been pregnant in school, however I did have a good friend pregnant our junior year! She did manage to graduate and has a great job at the bank!
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• United States
16 May 08
I have never been pregnant but when I was in eight grade and graduated there were a few girls who got pregnant. And now in high school there were a whole bunch of girls my age and younger that go pregnant.
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@deedles88 (297)
• Australia
21 May 08
I was pregnant in High School. I fell pregnant in the middle of my last year, went on and graduates and 4 months later gave birth to my gorgeous daughter. There was always at least one person a year to be pregnant at my school, which in all honesty, is a bit scary!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
19 May 08
no, I was not pregnant while in highschool, grade school, or nursing school. I did not become pregnant until after marriage - real soon after marriage :) it was such a blessing to start a family right away.
@ellisa (3)
• Canada
18 May 08
Yes, I became pregnant at 15 with a man I met at a dance. He was 23.I took three months off during the school year and never quite recovered. But of course I had to move on.
• United States
17 May 08
I have both seen and experienced this. When I was a freshman in high school there were pregnant girls walking around all over. My first time getting pregnant, I was 16. I ended up miscarrying at 13 weeks. Also, my younger sister, gave birth to her daughter when she was in 8th grade. It was very hard for her, because she was so young, but she had support from myself and other family. My sister made the best of everything, and just last Saturday she graduated from college. She could have given up and dropped out of school, but she was determined to give her child a good life.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 May 08
Hi cream97! I never got pregnant when I was still in school and still is not pregnant after all these years of being married. I do wonder, if I just did it when I was younger maybe I have a teenage daughter or son now. How I just wished now I did but of course, I don't recommend it. haha..Hard to be pregnant when you're still in school. Take Care and God Bless! Happy Mylotting!
@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
17 May 08
I had my first child (and only son) while I was in 11th grade. Unfortunately my daughter followed suit, only earlier, having her first child (also her only son) in 9th grade. She is 22 now and has 4 children and had 2 miscarriages in between too. I went to school my entire pregnancy even though they offered an alternate school in the evenings. My friend got pregnant as a senior and she chose the evenings just because it was easier. Anyway, I had a home bound teacher for 6 weeks right before and after having him. I took him to school with me often as a senior and none of the teachers ever said anything about it. Marsha p.s He is 25 years old now.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
16 May 08
I have never been pregnant at all. But I've heard horror stories of girls so young being mothers or pregnant at such an early age. I'll be honest, I do not envy their state. It's difficult enough getting pregnant, much worse doing so while very young and still in school. I do not like passing judgment on their actions, but I wish they thought about it very carefully, very such a thing happened.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
16 May 08
nope I never did but have seen others when I was in high school who had to drop out because a that time there was no provision for pregnant students like there are today. This was back during the 1940's as I graduated from high school in 1944. I feel really bad looing back for girls in that era because I lived in the bible belt and not only did the girl have to contend with being pregnant and onlyin her teens, but also family disapproval and community disapproval as well. things are a lot better in that regards now days and these girls can go on and finish their education and not have to face so much disapproval.