Initial reactions to being pregnant at 14
I was shocked but I weren’t. I kind of expected it because like, I started getting morning sickness and I was gaining a load of weight and – but it’s still shocking when you find out, you’re like, ‘wow. I’m 14 and pregnant.’ It is shocking but it was happy I think at the back of my mind. I’d always known I was gonna be a young mum. It was shocking but it was a happy feeling. It’s like a bundle of mixed emotions, you can’t explain exactly how you feel.
Who I was worried about telling
My dad is very, very strict. He’s always brought me up to stay away from lads, to do good in school. He had just a whole set of morals for me and obviously when you go against them morals, someone you respect so much it’s so hard. I don’t wanna disappoint him. So I went straight down to my mum, I told my mum straight away that I was expecting. She didn’t believe me at first, she thought I was having a joke with her until I actually went to hospital a week later after I’d found out and she’d seen the scan and saw that I actually was pregnant. I was worried about my dad but I didn’t have to tell him in the end because a scan letter went through (the date of my next scan) he opened it and found out that way. Not the best way but it happened.
Initial reactions from school to being pregnant at 14
I think when you get pregnant, I think you’re like the celebrity of the school because they’re like ‘Oh my God, look she’s pregnant, she’s got a bump’ and it’s like everyone’s your best mate out of nowhere for years. Everyone was really supportive.
The teacher’s were really supportive as well, they were just giving me ways I could revise, giving me set times to come in and like to go home. They were letting me go out for my dinner and things like that. They were really good, thinking of my safety and they were really supportive.
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