My name is Sarah, I'm 17 (18 next month) and I went into hospital 2 days ago wth massive tummy cramps. Found out I was pregnant! Pretty big shock....
I've been with my boyfriend for 4 and a half years, and we have discussed what we would do if this ever happened, and he is certain he wants me to have an abortion. However... I'm starting to have second thoughts! I dont know what to do!
I am adopted, my birth mother was 15 when she had me and she was brave enough to go through with it, which would make me feel pretty guilty being two years older than she was (3 when I give birth) and not being able to. I wouldnt be alive if it werent for her decision, so I feel like a major hypocrit if I just have an abortion when I'm faced with a pregnancy.
She was alot younger than me, single, and her parents were furious. I have a stable relationship and loving parents, I could support the baby just fine.
I know I'm young - this is why my boyfriend wants me to get rid of it, hes very serious about his university study and having a great career, and feels this would muck that up.
I personally wouldnt mind giving up my study at the moment, we planned to have children young anyway (early to mid 20's)so I was prepared to give up study or work somewhere along the line, which is fine, having a family was my priority.
I'm so unsure of what to do!! And I dont want to upset my boyfriend.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated....
I'm due in May next year