Essay About Teenage Pregnancy

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Teen pregnancy Many people’s opinion on teenage pregnancy is negative. They say it ruins your life. Statistics say you will be a failure and struggle a lot after having a baby at such a young age. When I became a teen mom it brought me nothing but good things. I learned the true meaning of love, how to be responsible and how to strive for nothing but success. On the other hand, I had a friend who hated her son even before he was born. She dropped out of high school and gave her son up for adoption. She claimed her teenage pregnancy ruined her life. Entering high school, I saw many changes among my friends. I had a friend who was a straight -A student since middle school. She was a girl that was determined to go to college. Her parents took …show more content…
Listening to my friend and all her complaints I could only imagine what I was soon to face. Prior to me finding out about my pregnancy I was skipping school. My grades were not good. I listened to nothing my parents told me. They were working more than they were home so it was easy to just do what I wanted to. I was very irresponsible. My parent’s disappointment was the worst when they found out I was pregnant. I told myself I would prove to my parents and everyone else, that I could still be successful after having a child at such a young age. My first thought was I would have a little person who I already loved unconditionally. I had to become a better person. I had a little person to protect and to provide for. I got married at sixteen and with my husbands support; I started giving school my all. I started going to school more than I did before my pregnancy, my attendance and grades improved so much. All my teachers were so surprised. I was responsible and went to all of my doctor’s appointment to make sure everything was ok with my baby. After I delivered my son, success was on my mind not just for me but most importantly for him. I did not want him to feel like he was a burden in my life or that my life was ruined because of him. I don’t believe that. Getting pregnant as a teenager was the best thing that could have happened to me. My son made me a loving, responsible, and successful mother. Everything I have done is …show more content…
For me it was life changing for the better. It made me be a better, loving, and responsible person. For my friend it was the complete opposite. Everyone will always have negative opinions on teenage pregnancy because we are so young. At times we can barely take care of ourselves but in the end no one really knows how things will be in the future. For some it makes them a better person by motivating them to be better. For others it can bring them so much anger and hatred. In the long run they cannot see past it and they will continue to fail at everything they

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