My 14 yo student is pg

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My 14 yo student is pg
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Tue, 03-10-2009 - 10:18pm

I've been meaning to share this for some time. So, I teach high school and I have a freshmen homeroom. I found out in Jan. that one of my students was pg. Apparently, she just found out too and she was already 6 months along! She said she thought she had just gained some weight and thought it was normal , but she was clearly pg when she arrived back to school.

Sadly, this girl is so immature, I mean she's 14! I've heard her and some of the other girls commenting on feeling the baby move. It is just so hard, knowing that all of us want a baby so badly and would be great moms. I try to be as positive with her as possible, and ask her questions if she is ready and/or nervous. She simply shrugs and seems indifferent towards the idea that she will be a mom in a month. I don't think she gets it (of course she doesn't!)

I think at first I felt like I couldn't even look at her and her growing belly. (not to mention she wears 80's spandex clothing that clings to every part of her body at 8 months pg). Now, I just think about how wonderful the day will be when I'm pg and how fortunate I am that I wasn't a mom at 14. I feel for this new baby, her mom is just a baby. Anyways, just wanted to share...

Britt

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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 8:17am
is she keeping the baby or giving it up for adoption? sorry to pry..was just wondering...
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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 2:50pm

It seems like this happens more often than we really know. I imagine it's difficult seeing her in class every day, feeling for her and for that baby. I sincerely hope that baby is cared for and loved.


DH's sister got pg at 18, 6 months after dropping out of her senior year of high school. Despite being an 'adult' she was definitely far from it. Even though DH and I weren't ttc at that point, it was frustrating that we wouldn't be having the first grandchild on that side of the family. Selfish, yes, but it's hard seeing someone get pg and having them not really know what to do with the baby or play it off like it's no big deal.

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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 3:12pm

Hi Britt,


I feel your pain!

Laurie


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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 6:08pm

I empathize with you ladies and know how you feel.

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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 6:13pm

She is going to keep the baby.

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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 6:44pm
If any of us had an "oops" moment it would be a "YAY!" moment. :o)
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Thu, 03-12-2009 - 10:59am

Both my sister are like that.

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