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I am also seventeen and I might also be pregnant but I do not think it is such a bad thing. My age wont stop me from being a good mother and it wont with you. As long as you love the baby and take care of it and do your best you'll be a great mother.
Don't be so down about it. You'll be okay:]
I am 18 and pregnant with my first baby, but found out I was when I was 17.
It's not bad, it's a blessing. Never regret a life.<3
Hi, NO I dont think that being 17 and having a child is wrong or bad in anyway! But you know that might be because im 16 [[going to be 17 in march]] and im having a baby boy myself.
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Its not only the most exciting thing that has ever happend to me so far but its a wonderful thing. Yes i know that there will be tough times and not everything will be goldin' but you know what all i have to say is it 2007 and not 1950 and more and more parents are getting younger and dont take it quite so hard.
I know my parents didnt take it all that bad. Good Luck. Dont let anyone make you think that this is ALL bad.
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Yeah it might get hard but if you keep your head up and keep moving on you can make it. --Bri--
It's not a bad idea to have your baby.
I had my first son at 17, and he is now 8 and I am 26.
He is such a great kid. He gets perfect grades in school, and he's just a loving kid. Now, you just need to consider everything. Your relationship with your childs father may change. You will have to work to provide for your child, and the biggest lesson that I learned as a young parent, is that you have to do your BEST to create a child that will go on in life to be successful and an overall great human being. Age has nothing to do with that. Dont get me wrong, you will learn things on the way, as you are still growing, but NOTHING is impossible.
Just know, that if you decide to have your baby, it's no longer about you. That child's wants and needs will always come first.
I had my first child at 15.
I am now 21, he is 5 years old. I received my GED, I am currently attending a community college to be a medical assistant, and I have my own place. I also found out I am 5 weeks pregnant. If you really think you can do it, you can! It is a lot of work, but it is the best choice I ever made. I feel if it wasnt for him, I would not have been motivated to make myself better. Good luck I hope you make the right choice for yourself!
I'm currently 17 years old, and I find despite what most say, we as near to adult human beings have a fair bit of experience in the world, especially with the hardcore psychological damage this new age society can do.
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Personally, I think if you have the right mind set, and actually use your brain to be mature about your future decisions for your child. I don't know personally what it's like to bear or have a child, but I could only imagine it being the most rewarding experience you could ever endeavor towards.
Go for it girl, and love that baby to the end of days. Xx
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Oh my god tianran? How could you give up your baby just because you were young and obiviously not in love.
The way you described it sounds like you didn't love that baby. How awful. Girl you are not to young to have a baby at 17. As long as you know you have the help and support and fiances to do it don't fret. It is scary.
I was 18 when I got pregnant the first time and then I was 24 the second time. I do have some regrets on having my first so young but I wouldn't give her up for the world.
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I am so glad my life went the way it did. Don't listen to anyone who says you are too young.
It is not uncommon anymore. Back in the day women were having babies at 14 and 15 cause there life expectency wasn't long. Just think when your child is 17 you will be 34. You will still be so young to have your life.
That's what keeps me motivated. I am young while my babies are young.
It helps you to keep up with them and do more with them. Your freedom will come when they grow up! Good luck
no keeping the baby will help! babys are a belssing from god you might be in for a bumpy road with out the baby !
Im 17 Years Old And Am Pregnant With A Baby Girl :) I Cant Wait To Have Her .
Congrats Everyone. And Good Luck
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Hello. No, I honestly don't think it's a bad thing.
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I'm 17 now, and I just found out that I'm 5 weeks pregnant yesterday. Honestly, I'm scared because none of my family knows about this but my 2 best friends do and my boyfriend. I'm honestly not ready to tell my family but I'll tell them soon.
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I'm excited to have this baby, because I want to watch this little one grow healthy and strong. It will be hard for me but if you know you can do it, you can do it. Good luck! I hope you find happiness.
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