Parenting as a Teenager

Questions and discussion for those who are or have been pregnant (or have pregnant partners), parenting or about options with an unintended pregnancy.
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• People (or their partners) who are or have been actually pregnant: not might be, not worry they are, but who have verified a pregnancy with a home pregnancy test, a test from a clinic, a doctor's exam or with birth or a termination
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Parenting as a Teenager

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I am a young mom at 16, I gave birth to my baby girl last year and my baby is now a year older. Parenting as a teenager is not easy but with the support of my mom I'm doing okay. I would just like to share this article which I think is very helpful to young moms like me :)

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/ ... nager.html
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Re: Parenting as a Teenager

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Thanks for sharing, Adria. (I'm glad to hear you're getting support from your mom, too - parenting at any age can be challenging so the more support you have the better!)
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Good morning!! I know it’s reallt early but I feel like I have a weight in my chest and I really want to talk to someone... I’m a 16 year old girl, currently in a relationship with my boyfriend of almost 2 years and we are sexually active. He uses the “pulling out” method since it has worked for over a year. But this year, he thought he came inside me and got a little scared. But when I thought of the possibility of me being pregnant, I was really happy and even excited!! But the test turned out to be negative and I cried about it... I really want to have a baby but I don’t know what to do with these feelings, everybody tells me I’m too young but I get that “I don’t care” attitude. Ever since then, I’ve been secretly hoping that he ejaculates inside me when we have sex and I get into this depressed state whenever he’s in the mood...Can someone please help me??
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Re: Parenting as a Teenager

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Hi cyledesma,

Can you please make a new thread to talk about this topic? We'll be happy to discuss it with you there.
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Re: Parenting as a Teenager

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Sam W wrote:Hi cyledesma,

Can you please make a new thread to talk about this topic? We'll be happy to discuss it with you there.
I’m new here, I don’t really know how to open up a new thread.. :?
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Re: Parenting as a Teenager

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If you go to the "Ask Us" section of the boars, at the top of the page you'll see a button labeled "New Topic" that will let you make your own thread.
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Re: Parenting as a Teenager

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cyledesma15 wrote:
Sam W wrote:Hi cyledesma,

Can you please make a new thread to talk about this topic? We'll be happy to discuss it with you there.
I’m new here, I don’t really know how to open up a new thread.. :?
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Sam W wrote:If you go to the "Ask Us" section of the boars, at the top of the page you'll see a button labeled "New Topic" that will let you make your own thread.
Ok, let me try to do it.
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Re: Parenting as a Teenager

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cyledesma15 wrote:
Sam W wrote:If you go to the "Ask Us" section of the boars, at the top of the page you'll see a button labeled "New Topic" that will let you make your own thread.
Ok, let me try to do it.
I did it!! My topic is “Wanting to be pregnant??” Thank you so much for replying :D
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Re: Parenting as a Teenager

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omg this thread is already saving my life... haha. i found out last week that i'm preg and i'm 16, and I needed to hear this!!!! thank you sooo much!
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Re: Parenting as a Teenager

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Can we help you out with anything, Alessandra?
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