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Negative a*****e people teenscream Due December 24; Japan 37 posts
12th May '13

I announced my pregnancy on FB finally after being pregnant for a few weeks, I have my first OB appointment coming up and I am excited about things :) I also said happy mothers day to me since I am a mom to be which I did not think was a big deal :roll:



And people said some strange things...



why are you excited? was the baby planned? you are not lucky getting pregnant at your age is not luck!, and to think some married people can not conceive!



-__- I literally lol-ed so stupid and sad when people try to bring other people down

Tikaytasha 17 kids; New York 11503 posts
12th May '13

That sucks. Congratulations and best of luck

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61850 posts
12th May '13

Well, being 17 isn't ideal. Sorry you didn't get the response you wanted. How far along are you?

*Ay&Ryker's Mommy* Due January 14; 1 child; Kentucky 364 posts
12th May '13

People don't understand that your age doesn't determine how good of a parent you are! My sister had my nephew when she was 14 years old, and she is one of the greatest mothers that I've seen! She graduated high school and is planning to go to college. Honestly, she's doing better than most ppl my age and she's five years younger than me! So don't let people get you down with those silly remarks! Congrats on your pregnancy and Happy Mother's Day!

Amelia [26 wks Boy!] Due July 20; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14364 posts
12th May '13

I probably wouldn't have said anything in response to your post. I'd have a very hard time congratulating a 17 year old on being pregnant. More like good luck. Good luck!

Jesa. TTC since Mar 2012; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Oklahoma 15358 posts
12th May '13

Don't let people get you down.



After I got over the initial shock of finding out I was pregnant at 16 I was super excited about having my son.
No reason in being negative and depressed about it.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
12th May '13

Well, I don't necessarily agree with the wishing yourself a Happy Mother's Day, it does suck that a lot of people are down on you.



You're pregnant, and the fact that you did get pregnant has nothing to do with luck, nor does it mean you can't be excited. Whether the baby was planned or not is no one else's business, either. Good luck to you.

Jesa. TTC since Mar 2012; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Oklahoma 15358 posts
12th May '13
Quoting *Ayden's Momma *:" People don't understand that your age doesn't determine how good of a parent you are! My sister had my ... [snip!] ... younger than me! So don't let people get you down with those silly remarks! Congrats on your pregnancy and Happy Mother's Day!"


I love hearing stories like this. That's awesome :)

Amelia [26 wks Boy!] Due July 20; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14364 posts
12th May '13
Quoting *Ayden's Momma *:" People don't understand that your age doesn't determine how good of a parent you are! My sister had my ... [snip!] ... younger than me! So don't let people get you down with those silly remarks! Congrats on your pregnancy and Happy Mother's Day!"


I beg to differ. There are certainly exceptions, but in general age does matter.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
12th May '13

What does married people not being able to conceive have to do with you?



I swear, do some people not have a corpus collasum? It's like a neuron is firing on one side and it just f**king dies before it gets to the other, resulting in literal verbal diarrhea.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
12th May '13

Anyway- I'm glad you are excited about your pregnancy. I wish you the best of luck because you have a bumpy path ahead of you.

teenscream Due December 24; Japan 37 posts
12th May '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" I probably wouldn't have said anything in response to your post. I'd have a very hard time congratulating a 17 year old on being pregnant. More like good luck. Good luck!"


It is the fact that it is a new life my baby is no less important than the baby of a married woman or an adult couple ... congratulating someone on their pregnancy is about imo a new life forming and entering the world soon



sure it is not ideal but plenty of adults are pregnant in less than ideal situations I think it is just respectful to say congrats



but thank you for the luck

teenscream Due December 24; Japan 37 posts
12th May '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" Well, I don't necessarily agree with the wishing yourself a Happy Mother's Day, it does suck that a lot ... [snip!] ... does it mean you can't be excited. Whether the baby was planned or not is no one else's business, either. Good luck to you. "

lots of women were like happy mothers day to me and they are just expecting it is just a cute thing I guess see no issue with it, I never ever said I was lucky lol so do not know WHY that person said that but umm ok

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5080 posts
12th May '13

my cousin is 17 and pregnant. To tell you the truth I was a bit... upset at the news, but I had no place to tell her that! I told her congrats and I loved her. Its noonse place to be mean to you about it. Best of luck to you and your pregnancy! Happy mothers day!




To clear something up, the reason why i was upset is because just 3 months ago she announced that she was pregnant for the first time, claiming that it was by accident. She had a miscarriage a few weeks later... then she announced her second pregnancy (by a different guy) and claimed that it was by accident. uhhhhhhh, I dont think so... but the point is, I didnt tell her that she was stupid, or ruining her life. She doesnt need that. She needs support and love. Becoming a mom is hard.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
12th May '13
Quoting teenscream:" It is the fact that it is a new life my baby is no less important than the baby of a married woman ... [snip!] ... of adults are pregnant in less than ideal situations I think it is just respectful to say congrats but thank you for the luck"


No one thinks your baby's life is any less important. They know you have a rough road ahead and that MOST 17 year old girls don't plan on getting pregnant. Most people are hesitant to say "Congratulations" to a pregnant teenager because they don't know the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy, nor do they want to give the impression that they condone it if they don't. I wouldn't tell my daughter "Congratulations" if she got pregnant at 17.