teenage pregnancy
leah mabry

United States

#23 May 8, 2012
Uhh no I'm not dealing with it the best I can, it was our choice to get married it wasn't to have legal sex, you retard. We chose yo get married.. Why is it so hard for people to think that I'm actually happy? Jus cause everyone elses life sucks dontt mean I'm not happy with mine? Jus got a have a baby don't mean a can't go to college, you jus chose not tooo.
leah mabry

United States

#24 May 8, 2012
U act like teen pregnancy is the worst thing, more then have the kids in high schol are on meth, drinkin, addicted to pills, weed. That kills you haviong a baby don't, people don't relize that. Everyones to worried about the stuff they actually see then what kiids are hidding. Ever think of that?
To CowGirl22

Midland, MI

#25 May 9, 2012
another one missed the whole point! The whole entire point.

as long as YOU brought it up, back in the olden days many things were different.

I wouldn't want to go back then, would you?

for only one thing a person waited until marriage for babies and for sex
Rolls Eyes

United States

#26 May 9, 2012
Teen pregnancy is terrible! Just trying to decipher your post is hurting my eyes.

You may think you're happy, but until you are able to look back on it and see exactly what you missed you will never know how happy you could have been.

No i'm not judging that you had a baby young (I had one young as well) but where i'm at now (26) is where I should have been at when I was 22 career wise. It would have made everything a lot easier being able to save finacially instead of living month to month to be able to afford diapers / food / etc.
What

Lafayette, TN

#27 May 9, 2012
leah mabry wrote:
U act like teen pregnancy is the worst thing, more then have the kids in high schol are on meth, drinkin, addicted to pills, weed. That kills you haviong a baby don't, people don't relize that. Everyones to worried about the stuff they actually see then what kiids are hidding. Ever think of that?
Weed will kill you? Nice to see drug education is right up there with sex education in priority.

Actually, there's plenty of health risks, some fatal, that occur with young pregnancies. That's beside the point though. It's a bullshit defense to say "well X, Y & Z are SO MUCH WORSE!" to absolve people (not necessarily EVERYONE but plenty of them) of making bad decisions.
my point

Midland, MI

#28 May 9, 2012
she is 16? Well then she is not immature, she is acting her age. again, in 10, 20, 30,+ years remember this conversation and see how you feel about it then.

yes, a baby is a gift. sometimes we should wait until the appropriate time to accept gifts.

the fact remains, the baby is here and I'm glad you are trying to cope and be happy. we're just saying given an opportunity it's better to take your time and enjoy your whole life instead of being in a hurry to jump ahead.
mom

Carthage, TN

#29 May 9, 2012
There should not be any finger pointing ! They are pregnant , cant change it now ! Just because they are does not make them a hoe! I also speak from experience , I was a teen mom ! It is a struggle every single day of my life to keep a roof over their heads, food in their bellies, and clothes on their back ! I love my children with all of my being , but I wish I had my education ,so I could have givin them more ! Now my daughter is one of those girls who is pregnant at the high school ! I had a complete melt down , but realized if thats the worst thing she ever does in her life she is gonna be ok ! She is graduating , and unlike me she has a huge support group to push her all the way through college! I am not trying to step on anyones toes ! Ive been on both sides of the fence , and have no room to judge anyone ! I just hope all you high school girls who is pregnant get your education , times are worse than I have ever seen and you are gonna need it !
leah mabry

United States

#30 May 9, 2012
I know I'm happy, I don't care what anyone thinks I live my life for god not yall. Its sad that people act the way they do. I feel sorry for yall.. I honestly do.
to leah

Midland, MI

#31 May 9, 2012
my dear dear child, you don't even see that we're on your side. being so defensive and kind of hateful leads me to believe that you are full of guilt and remorse. i find it odd that you brought God into it now after the fact. He is a forgiving God so don't forget that.
Paying attention

Clover, SC

#32 May 10, 2012
All of u seem to judge pretty harshly. No being adown teen mom is not a good thing ever. Once done though it cant be changed. If these girls are being parents and taking care of their kids then they are doing better than most of the "adults" in macon county. U judge the parents saying obviously this wouldnt happen if they paid attention to their kids. Let me tell u something. I pay very close attention. Im very close to my children. Heartbreaking as it is I am the mother of one of those 16 year old moms to be. Its not always bad parenting sometimes these things happen. Its not good im heartbroken about it but my daughter was well educated and it still happened. All of these girls are not whores or sluts. U do not know their personal situations so stoo judging. They will have hard lives but that doesnt make them bad people.
RHOMC

Lebanon, VA

#33 May 10, 2012
okay if everyone will leave out the word 'judge' and acually read. I never judged anyone. I simply stated it was rididulous that there are so many pregnant teenagers in a pretty small school. And whats the big hurry?
Why arent these kids being taught about birthcontrol. Everyone is 'regulating' thier periods this way. Why can't you stop a pregnancy this way. And sure your happy L. your in the easy part. Just wait til school. Do you realize how much we spent on just snack money a week, or pictures, and sports, Oh and dont forget school clothes and shoes that they grow out of in a month. Oh and when they start eating real food. That cost a bundle.
My point to the whole topic of conversation was... Why are there so many pregant teenager girls in a school thats not very big. I was in a graduating class of over 800 and there was only 3 of us pregnant. It's an epidemic around here and just not something that we all should be proud of. Your Children Dont need to attend your highschool graduation!!!!
Have a life, get a job, an education. Travel, do something crazy like jump on a plane and go to Colorado or something. Your life can go beyond diapers, wiping butts & noses. There is big beautiful world outside macon county Tennessee.
RHOMC

Lebanon, VA

#34 May 10, 2012
Paying attention wrote:
All of u seem to judge pretty harshly. No being adown teen mom is not a good thing ever. Once done though it cant be changed. If these girls are being parents and taking care of their kids then they are doing better than most of the "adults" in macon county. U judge the parents saying obviously this wouldnt happen if they paid attention to their kids. Let me tell u something. I pay very close attention. Im very close to my children. Heartbreaking as it is I am the mother of one of those 16 year old moms to be. Its not always bad parenting sometimes these things happen. Its not good im heartbroken about it but my daughter was well educated and it still happened. All of these girls are not whores or sluts. U do not know their personal situations so stoo judging. They will have hard lives but that doesnt make them bad people.
When you held your little girl in your arms for the first time, did you look down and say... Get knocked up at 16!
No one called them whores or sluts.(except the idiot that was probably someones baby daddy.) My point simply is in this day and age with so many birthcontrols out there, why are there SO MANY GIRLS PREGNANT AT OUR HIGHSCHOOL!
Noone is talking to there kids anymore. My girls didnt leave my house unless I saw and spoke to whom ever they were leaving with. No way did they get a text message and run out the door. I wanted to know who they were with what car they were in. a Text message is not considered proper communication to me.
I had a baby at 18 and 20 and again at 37. Which was the easy one definatly 37. I had the means to support, I had the wisdom to teach, and the patience to deal with all the stress that comes with raising a child. Im not judge just want folks to open thier eyes and talk to thier kids! Its so unneccasary.
not without sin

Midland, MI

#35 May 10, 2012
i certainly didn't mean to come across as judgmental. it didn't happen to me or to my kids, but I don't think it was anything I did or didn't do. it has happened to many many that I know and it is from all walks of life. some that was a total shock and others it was a shock that it DIDN'T happen to. I think the biggest problem is society doesn't recognize anything as being wrong now. if it feels good then it's ok to do it. no one waits for anything now, whether it's sex or a nice car or nice clothes or anything else. it's get it now! the youth are reaching out to grab that brass ring and forgetting to live life and enjoy youth and each phase of it.
I can't help but feel sorry for the way too young girls, and SOME of the young boys, that find themselves in a grown up lifestyle, and have missed so much of the fun that kids could and need to experience. You're an adult for a very long time

Mistakes are made, yes, they are and we have to live with those mistakes the rest of our lives. the most we can do is make the best of it and try not to do them again.

if I was one that appeared to be pointing a finger, then I sincerely apologize because there by the Grace of God go I..........

Since: Dec 11

Gallatin, TN

#36 May 10, 2012
nothin's wrong wit it, there just startin early. there the same as anyone else.
RHOMC

United States

#37 May 11, 2012
are you insane? Thats the most ignorant statement to come from topix and thats pretty damned ignorant. go back to sleep ilyd.
Wow

Hendersonville, TN

#38 May 13, 2012
Ya'll wanna know why so many girls are pregnant in highschool in a small town like Lafayette? Because think about it, there isn't shit to do there, so many people turn to sex or drugs. Im not being judgemental, nor am I on anyone's side because my bestfriend (who is a teen) from Lafayette was pregnant & has a baby. Yes there's birth control & different protection, half the girls may use them but it doesn't protect you fully 100%. Safe sex is no sex. But think about it, most teenagers are having sex nowadays, you can't be so judgemental when they do get pregnant, sex = pregnancy guys.
And for Leah, yeah you got prego at 16 but that doesn't make you a bad person, you love your baby & husband & thats all that matters & you're a great mom so dont even worry about people talking.
da senior

Lafayette, TN

#39 May 13, 2012
ok the harper girl has screwed 8 different guys in this school and thats not even all of them and she is a freshmen....im sorry but thats a ho.!!!!!!!!!
it happens

United States

#40 May 14, 2012
First of all, I've seen this 'da senior' post about Kennedy Harper more than enough times on this site. Are you a senior who couldn't even get a freshman to date you or something? Leave the girl alone. As for teen pregnancy: I'm a 20 year old graduate of MCHS, graduated in the top 20 of my class, went on to college, but I got pregnant. I have an 8 month old that I love with my whole heart. Yes, It's hard and having pre-marital sex is wrong, but that's for me to worry about when my time comes. For those who think it is so ridiculous that there are so many teenage girls pregnant, It's not just MCHS - It's everywhere. And quit pointing out just the girls who are pregnant, point out the guys that get them pregnant and also point out the people who have sex daily but just haven't gotten caught yet. It's all wrong, not just the pregnant girls. I was already in college when I got pregnant so I don't consider myself a teen mom. But, im well aware of the hardships being a young parent comes with. But I don't love my child any less than a mother who is 25 and married with a child. I agree that something needs to be done, but I was on birth control and never missed a pill so I wonder how I got pregnant? Did you ever think that maybe it was God bringing me a beautiful gift? I'm not saying you're judging, but talking about how 'ridiculous' it is, is just as wrong because if you're not the parent of a teen parent or dealing with it yourself, It's not your place to get on this site making a topic about teen pregnancy. I'm not trying to justify having a child before marriage, but whether you believe it or not, people can be happy at a young age with children. I am and obviously Leah is too. Children bring so much happiness to your life, even during the late night feedings and sleepless nights. I smile every day and thank God for blessing me with a child. Whether I was married or not, my son is absolutely everything to me.
just FYI

Midland, MI

#41 May 14, 2012
if you take antibiotics while on the pill, that will cancel out the pill. I have no idea why the dr. do not make this crystal clear to every girl !! AND BOY as it does take 2!!!!!

I so agree that I don't know why names have to be used here or why so many fingers pointed. None of us are without sin, none of us
it happens

United States

#42 May 14, 2012
I know antibiotics cancel out the pill - wasn't on any. I'm not saying it just magically happened, but I do believe God has plans for everyone. I just get tired of judgmental people. The ones who say they're not judging, usually are the ones doing it. But I agree with you, everyone sins. Not just people who have children young.

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