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Teen Pregnancy; Sierra’s Story

What have you struggled with? When did it become too much?

Teen Pregnancy. It got hard when i gave birth.

What kind of support did you get at first? Did it work?

I had support from my family and the father until he left me and my baby. It did work but only when i needed it.

Were there any turning points where things really started to change for the better?

When my little girl turned 1 in October. We were able to find my own place and a job so i could take care of my child.

What’s your life like now? What have you been able to accomplish, and what are you working towards?

My little girl is now 13 months and she is the eye of my world. Me and my girlfriend are glad to have a daughter like her.

What would you say to people who are having a tough time? What’s helped you that you wish you had known earlier

If you get pregnant at a young age like i did, be sure to have a plan for when you tell your parents; like have a place you can stay, a job, and medical insurance.

Be sure to have a plan.

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