My Story

Liz Mason

I was 16 when I found out I was pregnant.  It was mind-blowing!  When I finally found the courage to tell my parents they were even more shocked than me.  I’m not quite sure now how or why I decided to keep the baby.  But I know those weeks I spent deciding were really awful. 

Once I decided I put my heart and soul into making something good of my decision.  I quit smoking and drinking, left my private school, and took on the daunting task of telling my family and friends.  I was (and still am) lucky because I have the best parents and most awesome best friends in the world.  Mum was really excited about the baby and dad, well he came round eventually.  My extended family took a little longer to convince, and I know some people who once called themselves my friends were not so friendly behind my back.

My pregnancy was hard. Everything hurt and near the end sleeping was impossible. Finally, a short time after my 17th birthday I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. The labour was long. My mum was with me. Holding my daughter in my arms for the first time was not just amazing; it was scary! I had created life!

Now I look back on the whole thing I wonder where I got the strength to do it.  But every bit was worth it for my gorgeous little girl.  Her and I lead a pretty happy life now.  Every day she grows and changes.  And everyday I love her more and more.


8 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

Dec 25, 2011 3:47am [ 1 ]

Hey, that's an amazing story, I am glad you're both so happy. You find out who your friends are when you go through a life changing experience.

Nov 15, 2012 10:59am [ 2 ]

Your a lucky women, not everyone gets a loving and supportive family. But i guess it is true that you find out who really cares when you go through something life changing. Hope everything is well with yourself and your daughter :)

Oct 22, 2013 2:21pm [ 3 ]

Wow that was amazing story so strong

Sep 30, 2014 10:50am [ 4 ]

Wow hun, I am in the exact position you were in right now, I found out I was pregnant about a week ago and I broke up with the father about a month ago, I'm 6 weeks along, I'm so scared and lost and have no idea what to do, I'm only 16 as well, I am scared I can't cope with the pain, my mum is very supportive but my dad is very upset and disappointed, i can see why but I have to make my decision my saturday :'( any advice or anything would be appreciated really lost here

Apr 22, 2015 5:14am [ 5 ]

I was 16 when I found out I was 4 months pregnant. I am now 17 and just about 6 months pregant I am due a baby boy in august! I haven't been with the father of the baby for 4 months now. I have a supportive family and some great friends I hope all is well for you and the little one Liz!

Sarah Cornwell
Jun 5, 2015 11:52am [ 6 ]

amazing. incredible. i am inspired by your mesmoring story! i am currently pregnant with my own child at 16 and you're story gives me hope for my future. i hope i can be as brave as you were in your prgnancy. i hope you can call me as i have some questions about birth and everything. i hope we shall meet and talk one day. 0403 651 982

Dec 10, 2015 1:58pm [ 7 ]

My name is Johani and I am 14 year old and I am also pregnent I am not giving birth to one child I am giving birth twins

Apr 29, 2016 5:24am [ 8 ]

That is amazing I remember when I had my daughter last year and she look's just like me. I am greatful for her and her dad is by my side everything and he love's his little girl. And im 17 and her dad live's with me so I now how you feel.

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