15 and pregnant

How I juggled school and a baby

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Finishing school is hard under the best circumstances. Even with everything going your way, you can still struggle. There’s always a party to go to, someone inviting you to just hangout and something to do that’s a lot more fun than studying.

But finishing school can get a lot harder when you’re 15 and pregnant. My life changed in one moment when the 2 pink lines appeared on the pregnancy test. I went from being 15, young and carefree to being 15, young and carrying a life inside of me.

I’ll be honest - when I found out I was pregnant I cried, a lot. I barely ate for a week. I just had questions. Questions and no answers. The biggest question I had was, “How was I going to manage raising a child and finishing school”

Fast forward two years, now I’m in matric, raising my beautiful baby girl. I managed to pass grade 10 and 11. Here is how I managed to juggle motherhood and being a student :

Support system:

The first thing I had to do was accept that I wouldn’t be able to do this alone. I had to make sure that I was also on top of my school work. I was never alone during my pregnancy or in raising my daughter.It was tough at first with the other learners making fun of me and being mean to me but I had teachers that were very supportive. I explained my situation to my teachers and they helped me not miss out on any school work. I attended extra classes on Saturdays that our school offered and asked for extra work. My teachers were happy to help and encouraged me to keep my new attitude going.

Having a group of people around me that I could trust and depend on made all the difference in the world. My parents, Thabiso (my baby’s father) and my friends were all there to support me and help me stay motivated on the days I felt low.

Goal setting:

At the beginning of every term I wrote down my academic goals and how I planned on achieving them. Starting every term like this was good for me because it helped me focus on what I wanted to achieve. It also meant that I knew how much I had to put in to get the outcome that I wanted. And having them written down helped because it made my goals feel real and I could see them every day, I could see what I was working towards.

Create a schedule:

My family and I worked on a schedule when my parents were away working I would take care of the baby, do the cleaning and cooking. When they returned, it was my time to study. Thabiso would bring me my school work and explain what had been taught that day. Thabiso and his family would have the baby from Friday to Sunday evening. Those days were mine to do as I pleased - I usually slept, caught up on my reading and worked on my assignments.

Taking care of myself:

A part of studying that I had overlooked before was taking care of my body. Having to juggle being a mom and student meant that my days were longer and were fuller than everyone else’s. To keep myself from burning out I started exercising 3 times a week, drinking more water and eating better. It’s sometimes a challenge to do this consistently but it was important that I make sure my body could handle everything it had to.

Next year I plan to go to the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. I have put together a foolproof plan to maintain my good marks so that I can get a bursary.

What is your foolproof plan to get good marks this year? Tell us in the comments section

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Girl ..am happy for you I mean you knew what you wanted ..and you went for it now .look at you ...you are becoming more successful for self and your baby girl

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So true I'll support u through always

Hey Cphe, We think this is a really lovely and encouraging comment. Thanks!

My foolproof plan to get good marks is to study hard and focus on my dreams of being an animator

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This is awesome Springster! We wish you all the best :).

Such inspiration

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Yes...its all about positivity

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having a baby while you on school does'nt feel right thats why I'm gonna wait till I'm married and done with school oneday...cause if I am pregnant while I'm on school does'nt sound good enough for me or my mom neither my family and friends but my father can't have an opion cause he died in a car crash....😇😇😇

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I know hey Sorry for ur dad. Tho

:- Uu Better Not Be Sexually Active... Being A Mom While Yu At School Its Sumtimes Stressful But Yu Must Have An Aim About Yo Own Future An For Yo Kiid Too.. Yes Its Not Easy But Yu Have To Compromise An Try To Relax.. Even Thou People Gonna Look Yu Down Others Laugh And Talk Behind Yo Back But Remember That Yu Are Not Living For Em But Yo're Doin It For Yo Kiid... I Talk Like This Because I Am A Teen Mom Too

AT LEAST YOU DONT HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE TRAUMA AND PAIN OF ABORTING YOUR OWN CHILD😭

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Hey LungileMash, thank you for reaching out to us and expressing your feelings about abortion. Many women experience trauma when going through the process of abortion, so we hope that you know that you are not alone. Sadly, we can't talk to you directly but you can call Childline SA. They will offer you counselling over the phone, in person and online. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Visit their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

Hy guys is it possible when you are pregnant to sleep with the men who drink the coffein are you going to get the misscariage at 5months

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Hi Springster. I advice you to go to your nearest clinic to find out more about it.They will give you enough information to help you understand it better. You can also call the Childline helpline,they will be able to help you and you dont have to tell them your name.Call their Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help.Their friendly and caring professionals will help you.

is it painful to do abortion .... guys plz help me out

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being pregnant doesn't mean ur life is over or ur dreams pregnancy doesn't kill ur dreams but if postpone but only if u believe in ur self

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Hello Springster. Such a wise comment. Thank you

Hey Jafta, thank you for this beautiful comment!

Hy guys am lean I don't what to do am pregnant and am sixteen I don't know what to I didn't tell anyone am 4months pregnant I don't know I want to take it out please guys help me 😥😥

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lean I suggest that you should not do the abortion ,you will be punishing an innocent child not that am trying to make you feel down .a child is a blessing from no matter how and when it comes.it's a breath that deserves to live so I think you should give it chance to live .and who knows maybe one day he/she ll make a proud Mather m gives you reason live. and doing abortion its not 100%save .its also risky you may not be able to have a baby again ,its can damage your womb n finding out that when you older now you want a baby but you can have one, which now leads to emotional abuse,trauma ,etc

Hi Lean, in South Africa, a women can only go through an abortion after 20 weeks (4 months) if her reason for doing so is because the baby is putting her health at risk. These abortions should be carried out by a designated government hospital or a registered healthcare service. If it is done anywhere else this could cause serious injuries. You should think about talking to a trusted adult, like a parent, relative, teacher or school counsellor. Sadly, we cannot talk to you face to face, but you can call Childline SA. They will offer you counselling over the phone, in person and online. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Visit their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

hy guyz im new. im married if i sleep with my husband all sperms comes out when i do pee. im .nw stressed cz im not falling pregnant and my hubby wants a child i dont know wht to do nw. pliz help me

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Hi.. the same happened to me and my partner.. I then went to the doctor and she told me I have a hormone imbalance so she put me on Triphasil.. I used it for three months.. it's a pill.. but after that I got pregnant really fast

Hi.. the same happened to me and my partner.. I then went to the doctor and she told me I have a hormone imbalance so she put me on Triphasil.. I used it for three months.. it's a pill.. but after that I got pregnant really fast

Hey Pisto, the best thing you can do in this situation is to visit your nearest doctor or healthcare professional. They are more equipped to consult you on issues like this. Thanks.

Hi guyz am new and i would lyk to ask if it possible to be still preg after you've drank the woomb cleaning pillz

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Hi Nnemuzy, the chances of you falling pregnant even after you have taken the morning after pill or if you are on contraception pills are very low, however it does happen in rare cases.

hello guys m new........yesterday i had unprotected sex with my partner the sperms came out but he didn't sperms inside my virgina but when they did came out he was on top of me so is ther any possibilities of falling pregnant?? plz help m stressed

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to be sure you need consult a doctor ,because you may not be pregnant but you don't know what the boy has or even maybe the might not be aware that he got some illiness .but friend please consult a doctor to be sure.

to be sure you need consult a doctor ,because you may not be pregnant but you don't know what the boy has or even maybe the might not be aware that he got some illiness .but friend please consult a doctor to be sure.

yeah u may have to go to your nearest clinic or hospital

Hey Anonymous, the other Springsters are right on this one. You need to consult your doctor or your nearest healthcare professional to be sure of whether or not you are pregnant. On the other hand, you can take a home pregnancy test. In future, always remember to practice safe sex by using a condom. Thanks for reaching out to us Anonymous.

Hy I dnt think it a good idea to do arbotion ...wena all yu must do is yu must accept wht happened.... And god knows why he dd that......

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Hi Enzokuhle, we appreciate you expressing your values and advice, but remember that it's important for Springsters to make their own decisions, especially when it comes to serious issues like abortion.

Hy I dnt think it a good idea to do arbotion ...wena all yu must do is yu must accept wht happened.... And god knows why he dd that......

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Hi Enzokuhle, we appreciate you expressing your values and advice, but remember that it's important for Springsters to make their own decisions, especially when it comes to serious issues like abortion.

Hy....plz dnt do abortion.... Just accept ....it....god knws why he dd that....just stay positive.... Dnt tell yr self negative things coz yu will end up in hell bbygal

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Hey Springster, what an encouraging, beautiful comment. Remember though that it's important for Springsters to make their own decisions, especially when it comes to serious issues like abortion. We do appreciate you expressing your own strong values though. Thank you Springster.

My foolproof plan is to keep my head in my books. Work harder at achieving the best. Accepting Failure because that's what brings success and cutting out the negatives in my life.

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Hey Springster, what a great comment! Thanks!

My foolproof plan is to keep my head in my books. Work harder at achieving the best. Accepting Failure because that's what brings success and cutting out the negatives in my life.

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Hey Springster, what a great comment! Thanks!

wow Springster it's your blessing that you found a boyfriend like thabiso who knew your feelings and knew how to be there and also you too you have a perseverance of seeing things mature that life had began for you which is a moment for your future as you hook up the burned pieces of your life and bringing the less to peace and success... wish u the best and may God bless you and your family

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Hi Lilee, what a beautiful comment. Thank you for this!

You're really very lucky to have a boyfriend and family like that..my boyfriend wants me to go for a abortion. I'm like very scared and feels alone.I don't know what to do or what I want.My parents are very strict and the fact that I stab them in the back.....I dont want to go for a abortion and also don't want to be stuck with a baby at the age of 16 .I don't feel like living anymore. I haven't tell anyone about me being pregnant because I'm scared.I'm scared of what they'll say about me.I just don't know anymore.I don't want to go for an abortion but I also can't raise the child alone..!!!!

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I don't think u should do an abortion because an abortion is very risky,it might ruin ur womb and u might not be able to have any more children in future,and u will end up blaming yourself,and dont punish an innocent child,Your baby deserves to grow and see the world regadless of ur age,The are many teenage parents.Yes people will talk and the journey will be hard...So what??Your parents will be angry when u tell them but they'll eventually accept it bcz they wont be angry for ever...as for school its okay you'll still go to school..And you won't raise the baby alone your family will be there...BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER...Goodluck 🌟

Hi Zelaine, thank you for reaching out to us. We can understand that this must be a very tough time for you. This is a very important decision that you have to make - and one that will ultimately impact your life the most. You should be aware that it's important to reach out to people in our real lives. Have you thought about speaking to a counsellor at school? School counsellors are trained to deal with issues that affect school children so we are sure that they can help you. If you can't, you can speaking to qualified professional by calling the Childline SA toll-free line: 08 000 55 555 for help. Check out their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information. They will help you figure out what to do next and help you deal with the emotional stress that you are currently going through.

Leighbabe thanks for your advise.. Its just I'm scared,I'm ashamed of myself and don't know where I'd end up..Rising a child with my family's support are nothing but what answer do I give my child when he/she asks about the father.??My life is an big mess!!I just can't deal anymore😭😢😢😢

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Its a pleasure dear...Just don't worry...Being scared it normal and natural reaction to every teenage mom.Dont be ashamed you will pass through this and come out of it stronger than ever.if u do decide to do an abortion just remember the safety precautions even if it is risky,however if u dont do it Just get a trusted adult like ur mom or sis or any one u r close to in ur fam to guide u through this journey...It will be hard but Not for ever,Later in life u will look back n thank urself,But whatever desicion u take just remember to never give up in school...Make sure u finish school.Regadless of everything else Good luck once again 💖💖💗💗...You are strong n u can do this😘😘

Girl its life my sister also went through what you went through thinking it was a good thing to But as long as you are strong and can stand and tell others or give other ppl advice ot shows you have courage and care about other people Because you might never know this story could change another persons life

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Hey Litty, this is a very wise comment and you put it so perfectly. Thank you.

I was 15 in grade 10 fell pregnant it was scarry at first but I had to be strong.at school they used to lough at me even at home 💔.i gave birth nd finaly passed my grade 10 till 11 now am in grade 12 I just lost my baby daddy😭but I have to move on nd carry on for my daughter

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Hey Tlatsi, we here at Springster are so proud of you for being able to go through so much and still come out on top! Thank you for commenting. We know that others like you will read your comment and be inspired!

I beleive you are very brave to have gone through all that at 15. am turning 25 and am terrified by ma own pregnancy. cant imagion it at 1

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Hey Eclidah, what a wonderful comment. Thank you! We are sure our Springster will appreciate your words!

I beleive you are very brave to have gone through all that at 15. am turning 25 and am terrified by ma own pregnancy. cant imagine it at 15. you have very loving parents. i would give all the world's resourses to have parents like yours.... its a shame i lost mine at the age of eight. I believe you are one of the strongest young individuals i know. may you never change!!

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Hey Eclidah, what a wonderful comment. Thank you! We are sure our Springster will appreciate your words!

You are such A Tough Girl ♥

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Hey Springster, thanks for your encouraging words!

Hi you are so brave to go through all this at the age of 15,,, am 22 and am pregnant nd my boyfriend is no longer happy with me,he's always sad nd he changed i no longer get his attention like before this thing it's killing me apart i feel like I can't raise this child alone even though i hv my family support...

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Hey Springster, thank you for reaching out to us. We know how much of a difficult time this must be this must be for you, but please understand that you are not alone in your situation. Managing relationships can be overwhelming when you're trying to raise a baby. If you still want to pursue a relationship with the father of your child you have the choice to communicate to him how you feel about him, the relationship and where you want it to go.. Please know, however that you should embrace the support you have from your family. Thank you for your comment Springster.

Girl you're brave and strong, I wish you the best in future with your lil queen. You have shown that we girls are strong ad no obstacle can stand on our way if we want to progress in life, you're my hero. I salute you hunny

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Hey Neverless, what a lovely comment! We appreciate you. Thanks!

I am 17 years old and I am pregnant I don't know what to do please can you give me some advice

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Hello Fila We understand that this must be a difficult and confusing time for you.Please talk to an adult you trust about this.It can be a parent,gaurdian or anyone you trust.You can also call the Childline Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help.Their professionals will help you during this time.You dont have to tell them your name if you are scares.

Wow that's really powerful and inspired..l wish l was brave like you honestly . My story is l was 18 years old and finished matric..l found out that I was pregnant and told the guy..he promised me that he will take care and support..but after one month he changed and said he wanted a DNA and he can't have a baby which he is not sure of and I was like one month pregnant..I was really confused and lost and didn't know what to do honestly...l took a choice which was going to benefit me and my future..honestly l couldn't have rise the baby alone without my family support cz my father always said if I become pregnant, he will kick me out. Honestly speaking l did abortion and my mother helped me with everything...l sometimes sit down and cry that I wish kept it and maybe my mother was going to help me rise the baby but No my mother wanted the best for me and she wanted to save her marriage too I am 21 years old now and l don't have regrets but I do think of the moments en past and the future if my bby was still here

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Thank you Maboko1@ for sharing your story with us.We understand that this is hard for you and we admire your strength.Unfortunately we are not professionals in counselling so please call Childline if ever you want someone to talk to on their Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555.They will be able to help you and you dont have to tell them your name if you dont feel comfortable.

Im 3weeks pregnant and im not ready to be a mother is there something i could drink or eat besides going to clinic for abortion ?💔

same but my bf dumped me cause I didn't want to have sex with him

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Hey Mlangeni, thank you for your comment. We are really proud of you for not falling under the pressure of saying yes when you were not ready. You are proof that girls have agency over themselves and their bodies. Thank you Springster!

Let go of him, life goes on..............it shows that he only wanted to sleep with you,that means he didn't love you for who u are but loved you for what u have!!!

Ladies we must try to let go sometimes becoz this guys we worried abt they ain't worried abt us n it hurts a lot becoz we are pregnant

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My boyfriend wants us to make a baby..and i told him I'm not ready..and besides I'm still at school....He's now keeping a distance from me...when i call he doesn't answer to my calls...whenever he will call,he will just ask me if I've change my mind about what we've talked about....the truth is that i love him and i dnt want to lose him..

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Hi Gunjan, it's important to know that we as girls have agency and control over our lives. Our baes, or anyone else for that matter, should not pressure us into making important decisions that can change our lives. Have you tried communicating your opinion on the matter. Maybe if he hears your story and why you feel like you are not ready to have a baby, he will have a better understanding of your feelings. If he doesn't, you should consider how strong these differences are and whether or not your want to pursue your relationship with him. Good luck Springster!

Dont call him or text him soon enough he will cum back again to you

They say u must follow your heart. If u really what to sleep with him that's your choice,but open your eyes,....

Hllo ppl

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Hello Springster,welcome.

njan girl

im also 15 and pregnant its really hard for me because im raising the baby alone.i stay with my aunt and 3cousins,my mother does not want anything to do with the baby and I.my life is just complicated,i try do peoples hair for extra cash but its just not enough,i even dropped out of school because i have no one to look after my child.

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Hey Kungawa600, thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate you being brave and sharing your story with us. You should remember to keep your support system close to you and always ask for help and advise from people like your aunt or your cousins. Being pregnant doesn't have to mean the end of the world. If you cannot go to school now remember that you can always return to school through programmes like ABET. You should copy and paste the link below and read about a Springster who carried on pursuing her dreams after getting pregnant: http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/girl-stories/how-i-didnt-let-baby-stop-me/ Also feel free to call Childline SA. They will offer you counselling over the phone, in person and online. You don't need to give them your name and can contact them any time of the day or night. Contact them if you are scared, if you feel alone or if something is happening to you. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Visit their website: http://www.childlinesa.org.za, Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

That's great sometimes you feel alone but at the end of the day what you put in you'll get out

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What a lovely comment. Thanks Tanica!

yes I agree with u

see no matter what people say about u, u just have to be strong my darling

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it's always so relieving to know that sometimes you're not the only one in a situation iam so glad to have came across your story you really have made me forgive myself and love myself again Thank you so much

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I'm was actually 18 Nd pregnant I was 6 months when my baby's farther passed away I'm a single parent...

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😿💔😞sorry ..but is there anyone who is helping you with the baby?

Hey Shaynie11, we noticed that you told us about your story underneath the comment section for a different article. Your story is so touching and we just want to make sure that you know how important your support system is. Always make sure to talk to your mom and boyfriend's mother when you need assistance. And if for some reason you are unable to, make sure to call Childline SA. They will offer you counselling over the phone, in person and online if you feel like you need it. You don't need to give them your name and can contact them any time of the day or night. Contact them if you are scared, feel alone and if something is happening to you, or someone you know. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Check out their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information. Take care Shaynie11, and don't forget to get back to us if you need any help or if you wanna update us about your story.

Be strong 💪 👍

Yes girl

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Im 19 and my baby boy just turned 6Months yesterday, Lets stay strong & focus Teen Moms!

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Hello Yakhokuhle-1 It is always nice to support each other as sisters.Great advice.

Hey guys I was also in the same situation I got pregnant at the age of 15 and I am an orphan my parents passed away when I was very young leaving me and my brother and my younger sister behind life was not easy because we relayed on my uncle and aunt financially but managed to survive through it all my baby's father was supportive he helped through it all my studies and I matriculated with two distinction I tell you it wasn't easy me being a teen mom with no mother to help me but thanks to my boyfriend's mother and his sisters they helped me with the baby now am studying at university of vaal soon to be a graduate my son is 6years old and am 21 pushing hard to make his life better and give him everything I didn't have never give up have faith in yourself don't care of wat others say do what's best for you and yourself child's future

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Hi Tlangelani, your story is so inspiring! We are so glad that you have had a great support system and that you are still pushing through. Congratulations future graduate and all the best with your studies. Your story inspires us and all other Springsters who went through what you went through. Please keep us updated with your story! It means so much to us❤️️

gal the first thing u must do is to stay way frm boys ad make new friends at ur new university

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Thanks for tip Bongani46!

I was pregnant at 14 and it was this year my baby was born in April at school they told me to leave in February I didn't get the chance to write my 1st nd 2nd term exams they said I should come back 3rd term do u think I could pass while juggling my school work nd the baby

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Even if u were going to do it but 2 terms have/has passed u where were u going to get the mark meaning ur year mark could've been low n the baby on the other hand am sure it was hard. So how did u manage?

Being pregnant at a very young age can be very challenging especially if u don't have any support system

Hey Springster, we definitely think you have a chance at passing. Understand that it could be very difficult, but it will totally be worth it in the end. Try to make sure you have some support while doing this. If any of your relatives could help you while you finish school that would also be great. Always make sure to ask teachers and peers for advice when you need it.

Hi everybody😊

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Hello,welcome Jessbaby07

Hello Everyone I'm new here and I would love to make friends with the Springsters.

Hi guys

Hey. My name is Teddy and I am 20 years old. I was pregnant when I was 19 years and conceived this year in March. I am a single parent. I have a little support system. Had to quit college in order to raise my son. The father of my baby wants nothing to do with us. I'm job hunting so that I can support my baby because I feel like we are a burden to my mom. I sometimes enjoy being a mommy but at times its just to hard. Especially if you raising your baby alone😢😢

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Teddy I know is painful to be single parent let that man ,,he doesn't care that her child need parent support , just love ur son ,,that child isnt stone he grow .just take care of itself n ur son

Hey✨Every 1....it's short but true ,I'm really inspired of all the stories ii jst read.... I'm soo in love with this app....❤💗#power to teen mother's... spirit...girls🐾yu lead the way...

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I'm also 15 I'm will be giving birth next February so this year I'm praying that I could finish my grade 10 thn nxt year I do my grade 11 if I pass would it be wrong if I send my baby away to stay wit de father cz my parents are not willing on supporting me and my baby is it possible same time I give birth thn send my baby away will my baby be in harm even now my parents want me out of de house I have no where to go

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Hi ,im new im 15 years and i started having sex Last last years .3weeks back i had Sex with my boyfriend and we did not use a condom 💔i think im pregnant and im not ready to be a mother😭im too scared to tell anyone so what can i drink our Eat ?

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Hi Unknown1405, try not to panic at the moment. It's better to be sure about something before you start freaking out. We think you should first go to the doctor or clinic to get tested. If you don't want to go do that you can buy a pregnancy test at your nearest supermarket or pharmacy to test yourself in a private space. Please go get tested to be sure. Also, make sure that in future, you also use a pregnancy test or some other form of protection like the injection or the pill. If you are feeling a bit scared or confused at the moment or in future, you can call Childline SA. They offer counselling over the phone, in person and online. You don't need to give them your name and can contact them any time of the day or night. Contact them if you are scared, feel alone and if something is happening to you, or someone you know. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Check out their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

Hi ,im new im 15 years and i started having sex Last last years .3weeks back i had Sex with my boyfriend and we did not use a condom 💔i think im pregnant and im not ready to be a mother😭im too scared to tell anyone so what can i drink orr Eat ?

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Hi Unknown1405, try not to panic at the moment. It's better to be sure about something before you start freaking out. We think you should first go to the doctor or clinic to get tested. If you don't want to go do that you can buy a pregnancy test at your nearest supermarket or pharmacy to test yourself in a private space. Please go get tested to be sure. Also, make sure that in future, you also use a pregnancy test or some other form of protection like the injection or the pill. If you are feeling a bit scared or confused at the moment or in future, you can call Childline SA. They offer counselling over the phone, in person and online. You don't need to give them your name and can contact them any time of the day or night. Contact them if you are scared, feel alone and if something is happening to you, or someone you know. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Check out their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

Hy gyz am 15 and I started having sex last year and I think I made a big mistake because some of my age group girls are still virgins

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Hey Springster, we don't think you should feel so bad. Your choice to have sex should not be based on whether or not other people are virgins are not. Having sex is a personal choice and you don't approval from other girls to make it right.

It's okay not being a virgin. You felt like you were ready then it's okay be yourself bby girl

Do not compare yourself with your age group girls ...There's a reason behind every action right?. Live your life to the fullest and don't worry about people's doings and choices.. After all we not the same and do not think alike

I was 17 and doing grade 11 when I fell pregnant... I tried to get information about terminating the pregnancy but I was too late. The thought of killing myself day crossed my mind,I never had someone who supported me, I became a topic on my community, family and close friends. I cried myself to sleep but still I never found comfort, the worse part was when the father of the baby I was carrying dined it. I felt like the world was felling down on my face with no one to turn too. I ran away from home but luckily my mother looked for me, so I went back home. She tried to support me but every time she looked at me with those shameful eyes I would look down. The tym on the other hand went fast..I passed my grade 11, then I went to grade 12 I went for two days because I started to feel like I can't take it any more..... I gave birth to this wonderful girl.... I went back to school after two weeks,i had to leave again because I had no one to look after my baby. My problem is that I was already registered for that year so I don't know what to do.... If anyone knows what I must do plz help because I really want to go back to school plz

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hey guys am 18 yrs old I passed my matric last year with bachelor sadly I took a gap year becouse l was not sure about which course I must choose. Next year am going to Varsity, bad news are that I just found out that I am pregnant I was so scared when 2 lines appear on the test. I cried non stop.. I took my foun and call my friend to tell her what am going through . She comfort me and I felt better..after that I call my boyfriend he was so shocked and and feel sorry.He comfort me also begging me to try to be strong for the same of our baby. Wow these two really show love to me..although its very hard for me to accept that am gonna be a mother. But now i have questions that I cnt even answer. I have 6 sisters they all have children and I they suffer from raising them .My parents are unemployed..they also struggling raising us .how will they react when finding out that am pregnant?..oh they will stop me from going to Varsity next 😭😭 what about my dream?..What about my whole family what will they say cause they trusts me..

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hey guys am 18 yrs old I passed my matric last year with bachelor sadly I took a gap year becouse l was not sure about which course I must choose. Next year am going to Varsity, bad news are that I just found out that I am pregnant I was so scared when 2 lines appear on the test. I cried non stop.. I took my foun and call my friend to tell her what am going through . She comfort me and I felt better..after that I call my boyfriend he was so shocked and and feel sorry.He comfort me also begging me to try to be strong for the same of our baby. Wow these two really show love to me..although its very hard for me to accept that am gonna be a mother. But now i have questions that I cnt even answer. I have 6 sisters they all have children and I they suffer from raising them .My parents are unemployed..they also struggling raising us .how will they react when finding out that am pregnant?..oh they will stop me from going to Varsity next 😭😭 what about my dream?..What about my whole family what will they say cause they trusts me..

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hi Can i get pregnant if i had seks the day before my period

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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If you did not use protection during sex..YES you can get pregnant But to be sure you have to take pregnancy test

Hi guyz i am funeka i am 18,I have read all your storys thy are so touching .The thing is tht i have not been on my priods since last month ,i think i 'm pregnant . And the problem with tht is tht my family is too strict u cant even talk to thm and i just lost my mom last year she was the one who i used to talk to about everything .i do not want to lose my bby .

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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You should get a pregnancy test done, sorry about your mom.

ure story is similar to my own

I juss had sex wid my man two weeks ago just after I finished my periods then 15days passed I started having periods and they I'm starting a second week but I'm still on periods! Can somebody tell me what is wrong with me?

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I will read a lot so I can pass and go to high school

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Am also 17 years old and am 5months pregnant your story is the same like yours exactly the way you wrote it straight forward 😮😢😢

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Hi everyone in new to this group I think I might be pregnant am I'm not ready to be a mom can stameter help to get rid of the 3 day pregnancy

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guys pls help me ASAP

My plan to get good marks is to stay afterschool in school for extra lessons in the subjects that I struggle in .

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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So?

Hey ladies, I need help please. Me and my partner we want children.as ladies please help we have been trying.

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hi Seek, we'd suggest you visit your doctor or your nearest clinic to check on your reproductive health and if everything is okay there. Remember that sometimes getting pregnant has a lot to do with timing. So make sure you are having sex on the days that you are ovulating. This will increase the chances of you getting pregnant. We hope this helps Springster.

As anonymous said you need to visit a clinic

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