did you get pregnant before you were married?

United States
April 13, 2007 10:57am CST
from where i live, getting pregnant in highschool seems to be becomming an epidimic. there are so many girls who have either had a child or is about to. so i was just wondering if you were one of those who had. how did life change for you? did the father stick around or did he give you 100% support? what did your parents do? did you continue your education after the baby? what was the biggest change and what was the worst part of it all, how bad of a struggle did you have? the main reason im asking, is becuz one of my friends got knocked up and i want to help her if she needs it.
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@Gemmygirl1 (2867)
• Australia
14 Apr 07
I am like someone else on here - i had my first daughter last year at the age of 24 & have been with my partner for 9 years now. We're still not married & probably wont bother with getting married since - for us - it's not an issue. I feel bad for the babies of the young parents if the parent is unable to provide for them. I think if you're sexually active while still in school & you intend to finish school & go off to Uni or college etc - then you must pay extra special attention to protection, so you can go ahead & have your dreams before having a family if that's what you wish! I think there are just too many teenage - high school pregnancies due to kids not paying enough attention to making sure they're safe & protected. If your friend is pregnant - then you cant do much except support her, help her as much as you can - you didn't say how old she was either. Maybe see if she'd consider adoption - there are SO MANY loving couples out there who cant have kids but would desperately love to have a family of their own & she could help. Good Luck!
• United States
14 Apr 07
sorry, my friend is 17 years old. she has decided to keep the child, and raise it along with the boyfriend/father of baby.
@sunshine4 (8703)
• United States
13 Apr 07
When I was in high school a friend of mine got pregnant. It was such a disgrace at that time that she had to drop out of school and move out of town. Things sure have changed since then. Now you see many kids in high school that are pregnant and don't think anything of it. I would hope that these girls would continue their education and try to make a nice life for herself and her baby. It would seem essential to have help from the family and friends. If you are there to support her, I think that she would greatly appreciate your friendship during this time.