Teen Pregnancy Changed My Life… For the Better

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If you’d asked the teenage version of me growing up, “What’s the quickest way to ruin your life?” without a shadow of a doubt, I would have said, “Get pregnant.” In my eyes, your life was over if you got pregnant as a teenager. I was that over-ambitious girl who planned to have kids aged 43, if my successful job and three dogs weren’t demanding all of my attention. I always wondered, don’t these girls know they’ll have to give up everything? What about their education, their dreams, their reputation, their innocent-daughter status with their parents, and any small amount of good looks they may have… because no one ever looked good after having a baby.

My teenage judgements sound very extreme but if we are completely honest with ourselves, we all know the teen mum stereotype -…

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