20wks and a Teen mom


November 9, 2020

I already had a 16mo old at 14 I found myself pregnant again. I was 20wks. I spent 4 days in a hotel room while every day going to the clinic to have seaweed inserted. It was worse than giving birth. A month later my son died from heart failure. Looking back I do not regret anything. It gave me a 2nd chance in life. I now have 3 biological children and 2 stepchildren. It gave me a chance to be the best woman and mother for them. They know my story and now as they approach their teens they know the options. I didn’t have. Sex was taboo so birth control was a big no. Once my family went through this my siblings had a better start because our parents became more aware that controlling our lives wouldn’t prevent anything.

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