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QUESTION: How Can I Support My Pregnant 14-Year-Old Daughter?
“How can I support my pregnant 14 year old?“
“My daughter is pregnant. She’s 14. I just needed advice on what other moms would do… I’m not happy about it but what can I do?“
The following top answers have been selected by a moderator from hundreds of responses to the original question.
“As a teen mom myself, the best advice I can give is to support her emotionally. Don’t always bring up how wrong it is, etc., because I’m sure she knows. Just be there for her every step of the way.”
“I got pregnant at 14 and had my son at 15! Be supportive! My mom was so understanding given the circumstances and helped me and was there for me! She was my biggest blessing and supporter! Be the mom you want her to be! Yes she is young but you supporting her is going to be the best thing for her!”
“One of my mom’s friend’s daughter got pregnant at 15She graduated high school at 17 and went to nursing school. She’s 23 I believe now, has her own house, and owns her car. Being a teen mom didn’t stop her.”
“I’m thinking she should put the baby up for adoption! She’s way too young and she needs to be able to be a kid for another 4/5 years. I am sorry you are put in this situation lil momma!”
“I had my daughter when I was 14. I didn’t have any problem being a parent, just needed support for school. Make sure you sot with her school counselor and figure out what options she has. Some of these comments are disgusting and hurtful to any teen mom.”
“So out of the blue I have no clue how long I have been part of this page and I honestly don’t believe I have ever commented but this post caught my attention seeing that I was 16 when I had my oldest son and let me just say that my mom was not happy I was in complete denial, my mom let me make the choice of what I wanted to do, and I was judged and my mom had a very hard time with it in the beginning but my mom never missed an appointment along with she was in the room when I gave birth to her grandson…
… And now at the age of 30, my mother tells me all the time how proud she is of me for the woman and mother I am. Yes, your daughter is very young but right now she needs her mother the most and she needs you to hold her and let her know that you are there 100%.”
“My daughter was also that age!! Worked nights, took care of bay during day, she went to school and took care him at night!! Helped raise hime till she graduate !! Wasn’t easy but we managed!! She went to college and is now a respiratory therapist!!”
“Had my firstborn at 15. The best thing you can give her is SUPPORT and you will be surprised how well your daughter will flourish into motherhood. Now 24, and I’ve accomplished what I had set out for myself, and my family. The dad & I still going strong at 10 years. Do not underestimate a pregnant teen! I’m so blessed to have had my daughter so young.”
“Hi, I feel she will need massive massive support from you and your family. People get very judgy!! lots of horrible looks lots of horrible comments massive amount of negative opinions. But if this is what she really wants and is headstrong she’ll do it I had my son at 14 so same age..still went school and graduated from school and then college and have a good career and a lovely life. My son is the best thing that ever happened to me. Would never change it.. Feel free to pm me as well as your daughter.”
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