I’m 15 years old I want to have a baby am I too young? All i’ve ever wanted to do ever since I wuz a kid is to have a baby i’m finally able too and I want one realy bad is there sometin I can buy to predict when I ovalite or is there sumthin I can do to let myself know when I am going to ovalite????
The desire to become pregnant and have a child is common among teen girls. Their desire is often an indication of some other need that may not be simple to understand — for example, the need to be loved unconditionally by someone else, the need to become independent, or the need to escape from an unpleasant family situation.
Talking to a trusted adult, such as a parent, teacher, religious adviser, or trained counselor, may help you identify the reasons you feel like you want a child right now. You may want to find out if your school has counselors, or contact your local Planned Parenthood health center to be connected with a trained professional at a Planned Parenthood health center.
There are many things to think about before deciding to have and raise a child. Once a person becomes a parent, she or he is responsible for another person for at least the next 18 years. Raising a child involves a major commitment in time and money. And in general, teenage mothers do not do as well in life as teens who delay childbearing. Their family incomes are lower. They’re more likely to be poor and receive welfare, they’re less educated, and they’re less likely to be married. Their children may also have a harder time growing up.
Here are some things to think about before becoming a parent:
- Am I ready to help a child feel wanted and loved 24 hours a day for the next 18 years and beyond?
- Can I talk about my feelings and other important things with the father of the child, my partner, family, and friends? Will I have their support?
- Am I ready to accept full responsibility for parenting and go it alone, if it becomes necessary? Will I have enough money to support myself and a child?
- Am I mature enough to keep from harming the child physically or emotionally? (I won’t ridicule, humiliate, slap, hit, or threaten my child no matter what happens, no matter how frustrated I get.)
- Am I ready to seek whatever counseling I need to become a better parent?
- Am I ready to give up my social life with my friends to take care of my baby?
- Am I ready to put my school or career plans on hold?
Even with the help of your family and friends, being a single parent is not easy. It’s often complicated and frustrating. Your child’s needs will constantly change and so will your ability to meet those needs.