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I had my daughter when I was not quite 19 years old yet... and I've heard the phrase, "baby had a baby", many times before. I've also had wierd looks and comments said to me. How did I deal with those? I just ignored them... flat out. If I were to let it bother me, then my life would've been hell. I've had ppl try to discourage me from not only persuing medicine, but from taking a science major, etc... at times, it can get very trying to just shrug what these ppl say, when many times, these ppl can be your very own academic counselors, your aunt, a good friend...
Originally posted by momcat:
Hi. Was anyone else here a young mother? I have noticed that even if you were not officially a "teen" when you gave birth, becoming a mother even in your early twenties has made some mothers the object of the "babies having babies" looks and unwanted comments. If so, any advice on ways to deal with that discrimination(I know no better word for what young mothers must deal with)? Has this come up in any way in your dealings with medical schools?