Being a mum at 16

I was walking around college not feeling great, trying to figure out which room I had to be in as I hadn't long started. I choose to do health and social care NVQ level 2 as my dream career at the time was to be a paramedic or social worker. I knew I always wanted to help people to feel better or feel good about themselves.

When I got home I snuggled in bed and went to sleep, when I woke up in the morning I still didn't feel great and my mum asked me if I was pregnant, I laughed and said not a chance. I mean yes my boyfriend who I was banned from seeing was much older (7 years in fact) and yes I had forgotten a few times to take my pill but I was 16 those things don't happen to someone like me.

Anyway off I went to the Drs and still remember exactly how it went that day. I walked into the drs room by myself as my younger sister and mum wanted to wait in the waiting room, My lovely Dr sat me down and said 'Zallah, you are pregnant!!!!

The next words out of my mouth were 'Omg, my dad is going to kill me'

I don't think the Dr expected that reply but was so nice and told me not to worry and it would all be ok. I came out the waiting room and got my mum and asked the Dr to tell her as I didn't know what she was going to say.

Thankfully both my parents although shocked their selves they were always supportive of my decision to keep the baby.

After a rough start to the pregnancy with sickness and fainting all the time, including a embarrassing moment in my local Argos where I fainted outside near Christmas time and I remember coming round to a woman asking me how much I had to drink haha, when I told her I was pregnant her face was a picture.