Parenting

There are many times when young pregnant mothers feel that they are not ready to become mothers. This is particularly the case with those who are barely out of their teens and are not yet through with school. They feel that in such circumstances, the only viable option is to abort. However, this is wrong as it can end up in more severe circumstances such as barrenness or even death. This is why it is important for pregnant women to choose to give birth even when they feel as if they are not ready to become parents. In fact research shows that teenagers who give birth to kid end up loving them despite the fact that they did not welcome the pregnancy itself. Here are a few stories of teens who have given birth and found the experience to be very welcoming.

Judy (pregnant at 14) My name is Judy aged, 19. I learnt that I was pregnant when I was only 14. Brought up in a very strict family, I thought that my parents would kill me for shaming the family name. I talked to my boyfriend, the only person who I expected to give me a shoulder to lean on and he made the matter worse by rejecting me.

This is when I talked to my classmate and she advised me to terminate the baby. While I also thought that this was the only logical thing to do, I could feel the guilt inside me already killing me. I could almost hear my baby pleading with me not to kill him. I was torn between a rock and a hard place and did not know what to do. This was definitely one of the hardest times of my life. Many of my friends deserted me and I had no one to talk to.

One day, I spoke to a pastor who explained to me that termination is murder and that even the unborn baby had a right to live. That's when I made up my mind to give birth to my baby. Finally my parents accepted my pregnancy and started supporting me. Later I was blessed with a baby boy whom I love with all my heart. I love him so much that I don't know what I would do without him. I always feel my heart stop whenever I remember that I had considered aborting him.

Jackie (pregnant at 13) My name is Jackie and I am 34 years old. I became pregnant when I was only 13. My friends and relatives rejected me and I felt very lonely. I felt a deep hatred for everyone including my unborn baby. I decided that I was going to abort him.

I was searching for the best aborter online when I came across this pro-life website. I took the time to go through the information on the dangers of termination. I also realized that I was actually murdering an innocent baby. I could feel the message cutting deep in my soul and finally I decided that I would not abort the baby.

Despite a few challenges here and there, I was finally blessed with a baby body. At early stage, I realized that he was extremely bright. He continued doing well in school and he later joined medical school. Last week was his 21st birthday and he is a doctor by profession. He has been my biggest source of blessing and I cannot imagine that I had planned to abort him.