Yi! Today's OPP is from a 17 year old who just found out she's pregnant!
I am 17, almost 18, and it's finally senior year. I am so excited, but now I am nervous. I just took a home pregnancy test this morning since I was three days late. It came back positive. My boyfriend knows and he plans on sticking around. We've talked a little about what we would do if this ever happened, but now that it is, I am terrified. Not of how my life will change, because I already know that, but of telling my mom. I know she didn't want this for me, but thats what's happening. I will not be the mother who has her mother raise the child. I just need advice on how to deal with the looks friends and family will give me, and telling my mom. It would also be awesome if i could get great tips on balancing college and a baby because i really want to be a teacher.'
Steve thinks that this girl sounds like a smart girl and is thinking about the situation honestly. She's still aspiring to have a career without putting the child off on her mom and she's asking all the right questions. Slacker doesn't agree. Having kids of his own, he's know's how expensive they are. How is she going to pay for the child (diapers, formula, clothing etc) while still in highschool?! Ultimately the responsibility will fall on her mom.
Have you been in this situation before? How did you come clean? And what advice do you have for today's OPP?