Don't be ashamed of yourself! Be proud. You're beautiful inside and out and being a mom is the best feeling ever! I was 16 years old pregnant with my daughter. She was born on April 6th, 2006 and she's beautiful and my everything! I'm not ashamed being a teen mom, my daughter is now 10 years old and I'm 26 years old expecting baby #2! My daughter is excited and wants to be a good big sister to this baby. Be proud.
You have nothing to be ashamed about there are so many young girls having babies and being great mothers, your not alone and. If people want to stereotype then thats their problem you should be so proud of yourself that your bringing a life into the world!
Go out there, enjoy your baby and make new friends at baby groups etc. I was 21 when I had my son, so a little older than you, but still young. I was so nervous about going to baby groups but I made myself, and I'm so glad I did. My mum friends are all in their mid to late 30s, but once you've had a child age really is just a number, as you have so much in common, especially when the babies are very young. They didn't even realise how Young I was for quite a while - they knew I was young but didn't realise I was 15 years younger than them! If you go out there confidently and talk to people, it really isn't as hard as you think it will be.
I am in the exact same boat as you right now, almost 9 weeks along, and I feel ashamed in myself also. It's only natural, for how we feel ourself and the image the rest of society casts upon us. I've convinced myself to embrace the stereotype, so I will encourage myself to do whatever I can to be a good mother. Maybe try and adopt that mindset, I've not known I'm pregnant for long but it seems to be working for me already.
You have nothing to be ashamed of, you are biologically the perfect age to have a child and you will be a great mum, if anyone ever says anything to you about it, just say "the only downfall of being a teen mom, is the society of judgmental hateful people i was unlucky enough to be born into!"
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