My name's Layla, I'm 19 and my doctor so kindly confirmed today that I'm pregnant.
This is strange for me... the whole, laying my cards on the table for strangers thing, but I feel like I could really use some advice from people who've been there.
More than anything right now I feel guilty. My first instinct is that I don't want this baby and I'm not ready to be a mom, but then I can't help but think that's really selfish. I have the financial means to have a child, I have a fiance who would move mountains if i asked him too and who I know, when I tell him, will want this baby... and at least on his side of the family I have a huge support system. Which is so much more than so many mom's who are my age or younger have and they had their baby.
I've told two people so far, my best friend who's also my soon to be sister-in-law and she thinks I can do it... and then another close friend who wasn't so supportive and told me it was my own fault. I'm just scared. My mom was a year younger than me when she had me, and I've always felt like she never got it. She had me and married my father because it was 'the right thing to do.' and i'm terrified that I'll be that girl too.
Anyway, I guess I've taken up enough space, right? So I'll leave it there.