Im In Really Big Trouble

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lacey - December 15

well, first of all, im 16( 17 in 2 wks) and im a senior. well, as of now, im trying to get a scholarship, and i have a good chance of getting it. well, i just found out that im pregnant. even though i might graduate as valedictorian and have good grades, could my being pregnant affect my chance of getting that scholarship? also, would it be good for me to take this scholarship being pregnant? will being in school with a baby be too much? i need some advice.

 

lisa - December 15

I would go for the scholarship and then if you can use it...at least it's already there. When are you due? If you're due right when college starts you might have to wait and start Spring semester. Whatever you do...don't put off going to college forever. It will be a lot easier to finish your degree while the baby is smaller than if you wait till they're older. Try to come up with lots of family and friends who will help with childcare and support.

 

Lisa - December 15

Having a baby will definitely have an impact on your ability to continue on with your studies and you may have to defer them. Obviously you have worked hard and put a lot of effort into your education. You may be able to graduate, depending on the kind of support you get during the pregnancy, but when the baby is born you will probably have to dedicate most of your time to raising him/her until the child older. Ultimately, the decision is yours and you will need to keep in mind that you have a lot on your plate if you decide to keep the child. You will still have a bright future, but you may have to put off a lot of things until later. Good luck

 

T - December 16

Most scholarships have a time limit,as I recall. Pregnancy is exhausting, and chances are you will not be able to go straight to college with a baby. Child care, little to no sleep, money issues, medical care, etc. I don't know what to tell you otherwise...this is the kind of decision that nobody can make for you.

 

t - December 16

I wanted to add here...I found it MUCH easier to go to college when my twins were 3 years old. When they were babies I was so exhausted it was all I could do to think. Same thing with my youngest, SINGLE baby. I will go back to school again when he is potty trained and daycare is less expensive for an older child. I hope this helps, sorry I don't mean to step on any toes here.

 

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