I’m a teen mum with twins after two contraceptives AND emergency pill failed, people ask why I don't get an abortion
AN EXPECTING teenage mum has revealed she is sick of people asking her why she hasn't had an abortion.
The young mum claimed that even at her parenting classes, people tell her she should consider aborting her twins.
She posted anonymously to Reddit, where the post has raked up hundreds of comments.
The mum who is 23-weeks along, doesn't state how old she is but asked users to hold off judging her as she had been experiencing plenty of judgement in real life.
A straight A student who takes her education very seriously, the mum-to-be said she was aware of how hard life will be for her being a teenage mum.
She explained: "We were using a condom, I was taking the pill diligently AND I took plan B when the condom broke.
"My boyfriend is still in my life, and I am well freakin' aware that I'm too young to be pregnant. Well. Freaking. Aware."
Despite the young mum making her decision to keep her babies, she said many strangers have been judging her now her bump is visible.
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She said strangers have told her to stop smoking for fear of harming the baby, which she says she already knows and does not smoke but the stranger mistook her for it because she was eating candy sticks.
The teen mum said she had also been berated for buying bottles and milk formula in the shops to prepare for their birth in case she finds it difficult or cannot breastfed.
She's also had people warn her not to give her kids an iPad as people assume because she is young she will give them full access to technology.
The final straw for the mum was when she was attending parenting class, where other people have told them they should consider having an abortion, even though she is over half way through her pregnancy.
She added: "I'm pro choice, but that clearly wasn't the choice I made and nobody gets the right to even suggest the idea at this point."
The mum said she was sick of the abuse she was getting for her decision and was determine to prove them wrong; "But this is how the cards fell and I'll be damned if I won't love these babies with my whole heart when they're born."
Users were incredibly supportive of the young mum, one wrote: "You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders. The abuse you are getting sucks! Don’t mind foolish people, I hope you can shake off their stupidity"
Another user commented: "I'm so sorry. Pregnancy is hard enough without people making it harder. These babies are lucky to already have a loving mother."
A third person wrote: "Those babies are so lucky to have a mama like you! Yeah it's going to have challenges, but what doesn't?"
I'm a teen mum after falling pregnant on the pill, six months in I still had no bump.
I won't help my teenager daughter with childcare on the weekends, people say I'm harsh but I do it when my daughter's at school.
Plus, I've been shamed for being a teen mum, I would never wish my son away but I wouldn't recommend it.
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