Becky's Story

I was 16 years old, my boyfriend was also 16 years old. In September I found out I was pregnant. I was so scared to tell anyone. I thought my family would disown me and that my boyfriend would leave me. I would never have an abortion, because it was my fault and one of my friends had an abortion and now can't have any kids.

I did not know how to tell anyone. I ran away so I would not have to tell my family or my boyfriend. 2 of my friends already knew I was pregnant. After being gone only 3 HR. I went back home because I knew I need help taking care of the child.

I told my boyfriend, he was shocked but he said he would be there through everything and help out with the baby and be in its life, then I had to tell my Mom and dad, that was one of the hardest things for me to do, I told my Mom one night then she told my dad and my brothers and my sister form me (cuz she knew I could not tell them). After everyone in mine and my boyfriends family knew about it I had to drop water polo and swimming and I have to tell my coaches why I had to drop.

When I was 6 1/2 months. I was taken out of school because I was having problems with other people at school. Everyone at school was told I was put on bed rest because I was having some problem with the baby.

Less than a month after I turned 17, I had a baby boy named Aaron. On May 1st. I am still with my boyfriend of now 5 1/2 years.

November 19, 2002

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