“Hi, my names Michaela, I’m a young mum and I got pregnant at 17 years old.”
What comes to mind? Hoe, Stupid, Selfish?
75% of my pregnancy was spent hiding in my bedroom because of these judgements. I got called the above and worse. People would look at me in disgust and stare. Instead of ‘Congrats’ it would always be a question about my age. I didn’t want to be around any of my family because I felt like they were disappointed in me. I knew all my friends cared about was partying and makeup; I felt that I would be forgotten about in due time. People told me my life would be over and part of me believed them. It was an extremely hard time for me. Continue reading This is what it’s like being a teenaged Mum