What would you do if 18 yr old unmarried daughter told you she was pregnant/

United States
November 6, 2008 12:18am CST
what would ya do??? I am kkinda happy about it now but wasn't yesterday,,,the good thing I can say is the babys father is stepping up to the plate to do his part. Just wondering what others would do?
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@soulist (2987)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I would be upset at first but after giving it time I would be happy and no matter what I would support her and do anything she needs to help her and I would pray for her, the baby and the father that there wouldn't be any problems.
• United States
8 Nov 08
Thanks for all the comments on this issue.... I don't think they'll be getting married just yet,,,I don't think I shoud make them marry just because she is pregnant,, she says she loves him & maybe they will someday,,, but I am looking forward to my first granchild & all the harley clothes I can buy for it & eventually teach him or her how to ride,,,LOL
@kaka135 (14087)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 08
It's glad to hear that the baby's father is responsible. Actually I do not know what to do if I have come to this kind of situation, I don't have any kids yet. But I'll let her make the decision, if she thinks the baby's father is a good person that she wants to be with for the rest of her life, then I'll encourage them to get married. Otherwise, perhaps I'll help to take care of the baby, while the daughter remains single.
• United States
7 Nov 08
I would FREAK out. My daughter is only 12, but we talk about responsibility and life all the time. She has dreams and goals, and the talent and opportunity to follow them and understands that having a child will change everything. I also have 2 grown step sons, that I raised since they were small, and again, I was always talking to them about dreams, life and responsibility. Neither of them have come home with a pregnant girlfriend.
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
Well I still don't have a daughter but sooner if i will have and know that she got pregnant then maybe first I will get angry and scold her but then after I will calm down and accept the mistake she got and just guide her with the mother matter and tell her what to do about it.I know it will be painful for sure because parents always take care of their daughters but what we need to do if this happen is just guide her the right things to do..:-0 God bless and have a nice day..:-0
• Malaysia
6 Nov 08
I think it's okay if father of the child is a responsible person. If he doesn't want to take care of the baby, then her future life will be ruin. Well, depends on people. Some can't take it, while others can. I will let her decide, if she wants the baby to be born, then we'll keep it. If not, abortion will be the best choice. I have a friend pregnant at the age of 17, the guy's father doesn't want to accept it so she's raising her child herself now.
@arialgrs (130)
• Greece
6 Nov 08
I will be crazy . I don't have children but is a great responsibility to raise children today. But after a second thought is good you have the father of the unborn kid with your part. After all children is a great joy of life ... so don't be so worry, maybe it's a lesson of life all this.
• United States
6 Nov 08
When my 17 year old daughter was pregnant, since we are pro life, she was going to have the baby. I loved her, I was the one who took her to the hospital when she went into labor. That was my first grandchild. She'll be 10 in January. Now, I have 7 grandchildren altogether. If your daughter steps up to the responsibility of raising this baby, help her and love her, love your new grandchild.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
In a place and culture are not modern and they preserve the virginity of a woman like us, I'm sure that I was being shocked! In the first place why is that happen and at that young age you're pregnant without knowing the father of your baby? Well, here is the other side of case. I will let my daughter to marry the man that caused her pregnancy. With assurance of they will became responsible for that. Or before that happened I will ask my daughter if she loves the guy who made that inside her womb before we got the necessary actions. There are lots of things to consider before we take the actions. Some others are more complicated some are not depending on how do we handle the problem when it comes.