I am 20 years old and just recently found out that I am pregnant. Normally, I afford survival by doing random jobs like tutoring, working part time, cleaning, basically anything that pays. I also am attending school, and I am trying to complete my degree for Primary Education. My survival has always been a struggle and I have always got pass my milestones by working hard and not feeling sorry for myself.
Most people would say that I should have been smarter about what I was doing, and kept myself safe from being pregnant, especially knowing that I do have a hard life. I am not asking for sympathy because it is true, I should have been careful and I knew of the risk that I was taking. I was also advise to have an abortion and terminate the pregnancy, but it is not something I can do. I need to do the right thing. I know that caring for a child would require more money and it can ultimately lead to me putting a pause on school due to the lack of finances. Taking a break from school was something that I was opened to seeing my current situation. It would be difficult to juggle school and caring for a baby. The part of this that I was not prepared for was finding out that I am showing signs of preeclampsia. The doctor believes that it is a result of hypertension. Let’s just say that I have been hearing some very unfortunate news since I found out about my pregnancy. I started to see a specialist so as to manage my symptoms and keep the baby healthy, but my doctor is worried as I am showing these symptoms very early in the pregnancy and that normally means a severe case of preeclampsia. I am trying my best to keep everything under control, but with seeing a specialist, buying medication to maintaining my symptoms, not being able to work as normal due to symptoms, I am running out of the little finances that I have.
I really am trying my best to get everything going. I tried applying for online jobs and things of that sort, but I don’t meet the requirements for those job. I tried getting help from my family, but the refuse as my decision was unsettling. I am not asking for much. I am just asking for a little so that I can turn things around on my end. I have a bumpy road ahead of me, but with your assistance things can be made a little easier.