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Im 17 and having a baby what do i do?

11 answers
3 years ago
Hi I'm Destiny. I'm 17 and in High School, I'm currently pregnant and the baby is due in November. I don't know what to do. I wanna keep it and raise but I don't know what I'm going to have to do. Someone Help?

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3 years ago
You should make sure to get regular medical exams and ultra sounds to ensure that both you and the baby remain healthy. You can also look to you local support groups. Depending on where you live there are many programs that would be able to help you throughout your pregnancy and after you give birth. You should also begin planning on your future income needs and finishing your education. I would love to continue speaking with you. Please email me @yast@vzw.blackberry.net
3 years ago
You can do it! My aunt had a baby when she was 15. She lived at home with her parents and finished high school and then got a two-year nursing degree after high school. Do you have a good support system? Parents, grandparents, etc? I hope you do. I am 26 and just had my first baby and I was very ready for my life to change. It's ok if you aren't, but just rememer that you are the most important person in this baby's life. Good luck to you!
3 years ago
i was 14 when i got pregnant with my now 8 yr old , i was in school and yes i did graduate .i also went to school after that to become a cna .you should talk to your consulars at school and see if they can refer you to any programs to help you .you should also look into all the programs ur state has to offer and check into wic . take advantage of everything you can get they will help . you will have some good days as well as some bad days . you will also have to grow up kinda fast which may mean missing out on some things but its all worth it in the end . good luck with the baby . i have been here so i know what you are going throuh and the emotions you are feeling . feel free to hit me up anytime if you need advise or just someone to vent to .
3 years ago
Congrats on the first big decision that you have made as "mommie", you have decided to have your baby!  Are you young, well YES, but you can do this.  Like the other posts before mine, Yes, it is very hard, time consuming and extremely selfless - at any age.  A mom job is a thankless job, you won't get a raise, or time off but the heartfelt rewards that you will receive are countless. Definately keep doctors appointments, read all that you can in preparation for your baby and your body.  There are lots of programs that can assist you financially and mentally but you do have to ask about them.  Ask your doctor, a  local health unit or family planning center, school counselor.  All of these are a great place to start.I hope that you also lean on the people around you that care about you and love you.  Your mom might be a great place to start.  
3 years ago
Im 17 and five months pregnant I just try to think of it has a positive situation cause Im bout to be 18 and a high school graduate.  So has long has you know you will be a good mother be proud. And cherish this beautiful moment
3 years ago
If you have a Planned Parenthood in your area that would be a great source in providing you with vital assistance and information.  Besides your family, talk with your school counselors or a trusted teacher.  Also, if you belong to a church that may be great support for you too. Make sure to contact your doctor as soon as possible if you have not already and besides all of the good medical and care advice they'll ahve for you, I'm sure they have information for you concerning support groups, financial programs, etc.  Make sure to take good care of yourself and your body- no smoking, drinking, drugs, and there is a list of certain foods you should not eat while pregnant. Your doctor should provide you with that information, but the web and good pregnancy books have that as well.  My hospital offers free prenatal and birthing classes so you should check for availability at your care center.If you are thinking about college there are so many grants that you may qualify for and unlike a loan you don't pay those back.  Again, talk to your school counselor and look on the internet for those. 
3 years ago
As far as all the baby gear goes, sometimes you can find really nice stuff second hand at consignment stores or garage sales. I bought a lot of my daughter's stuff used. As long as it is nice and not too old there is nothing wrong with it. I bought her swing, Pack n' Play, stroller, and lots of newborn sleepers at garage sales. All of it was barely used and it made it possible for my family to pool money and buy me other nice things for my shower, such as a really nice gliding rocking chair, car seat, bedding etc.
3 years ago
I am a mom of five.  My oldest is now 21.  I was 19 when he was born.  My daughter was born when I was 21.  I was married, but that does not change that I was young.  I can also put you in contact with my own daughter who is raising her daughter now (my daughter is almost 20 and she was 18 when she got pregnant).  My niece also got pregnant at 17 so she might be able to help you make some decisions.  If you'd like to have someone trustworthy to talk to email me at smartgirl5414@gmail.com
3 years ago
Check into scholarships for college too. And save as much as you can now.Your friends might not be there soon as much as you'd like them to be. Not all friends can handle babies but on the plus side, there are groups where you can meet other young mothers in your same situation.I'm glad you are keeping the baby. Shows you are responsible. Good luck and take care!
3 years ago
Check into scholarships for college too. And save as much as you can now.Your friends might not be there soon as much as you'd like them to be. Not all friends can handle babies but on the plus side, there are groups where you can meet other young mothers in your same situation.I'm glad you are keeping the baby. Shows you are responsible. Good luck and take care!

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