Kela's Teen Parenting Story

Kela Teen Parent

I had to keep my little boy

Hi, I'm Kela. I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant when I was 14. After I found out I was pregnant everything just hit me. I became very sick. I was in and out of the ER. I couldn't do anything but lay in bed and sleep. I thought about abortion. I even called for an appointment. My mother was a big help. She cried nights that I didn't. I lost 26 pounds in three weeks, just by being sick with this baby. I was in the hospital on Valentine's Day. I had to get an ultrasound. When I saw how little he was and his heart was beating, I was so glad that I didn't get an abortion.

After I got over my morning sickness I was healthy again. By this time I was excited and couldn't wait until I felt my baby move. I had a healthy pregnancy. Now I share my life with a beautiful baby boy who is 16 months old. I love him, and I wouldn't trade him for the world. I'm going to be 17 soon, and I'm going to Job Corps for a better life for my son and me. Don't let people tell you just because you're young that you're not going to finish school, because if you want it bad enough then you're going to get it. Just hang in there.

Stories From Girls Who Decided To Keep Their Baby and Become a Parent.


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