I found out I was pregnant about 2 weeks before Christmas 1994, I had just finished my last year of High School, I had a steady boyfriend and we were going great.
    My period was 2 weeks late, and I told my Mum, she asked me if I was pregnant, but I insisted there was no way I could be. She was great, supporting me not matter what I decided. I told my boyfriend I thought I might be pregnant, he was physically ill, which didn't fill me with confidence at all. He was 23 at the time and I was 18.
    We went for the pregnancy on the weekend, and when we found out I was pregnant, I cried, my boyfriend went away to stay with his mother for the rest of the weekend, I went  home and told my Mum the news. She hugged me and told me that everything was ok. I cried and told her I was so sorry for  letting her down, and she said I didn't let her down, I just disappointed her a little because she had so many hopes and dreams for me, but she told me whatever I decided to do, whether I decided to keep the baby or have an abortion, she'd support me not matter what. I saw my best friend go through  an abortion at 18 weeks, and I saw how bad it affected her, there was no way I was going to do that..I had no other choice, I was keeping it. My boyfriend tried to convince me to have an abortion but I refused and told him if he didn't want to stay with me, that it was fine, I didn't need him,and I didn't because I had all the support I needed in my Mum. One night he called late and I was asleep, Mum spoke to him for more than an hour, and I still to this day don't know what she said to him, but he stayed. Time went on and the pregnancy went on and I got HUGE, and with my weight gain came Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, I was hospitalized 3 times for this, the third time I was in the hospital it was decided that my situation was critical, so I was induced. In 3 hours I had a beautiful baby boy weighing in at 8lbs 6.6ozs we named him Isaac.
    Today he is a very healthy happy and intelligent 3 year old, and I am still with his Dad, we have been married nearly 3 years now, and things couldn't look better for us.

    This is just one story of how things can turn out, I realize a lot of
teenagers have bad times with the father's of their baby's, but it isn't
always that way.


thank you.

Cassandra Tissot