Unplanned pregnancy at 18 after dating a boy in college

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  1. BabyBump_18

    BabyBump_18 New Member

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    Hello everyone, I am in a bit of a problematic situation right now that I would some help with.

    About 2 months ago I approached and flirted with a gorgeous and very popular guy at my college, and we ended up sleeping with each other on several occasions for about a week.
    He dumped me after that, since it turned out that he was the type of guy who slept around a lot (he always gets lots of invites from other girls), and a couple weeks later I found out that he had made me pregnant.
    I have told him about this, and he seemed to react with a bit of delight, but he mostly seemed surprised and a bit uncomfortable, and he hasn't given me a clear answer of how he wants to handle this.
    I personally want to keep the baby, and I wish that he would be open to that as well, so that we could try to make this work together.
    I am not sure what I should say to him - should I approach him again about this, or should I forget about him?
     
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    I think you need to make your decision. If you’ve decided to keep it then I would message him and tell him ‘I have decided to keep the baby. I would welcome and appreciate your support and involvement. If you like I can tell you when any appointments are and you will be welcome to attend as this baby is equally yours. Your parents are also welcome to be involved as this will be their grandchild and I would like to honour that.’

    something to that effect. Keep emotions out of it.

    if he gets involved, great. If he doesn’t then leave him to it. Don’t stress about it, don’t argue about it.
    When baby arrives then go down the formal route for child maintenance from him as he is legally obligated to contribute financially wether he is involved in the child’s life or not.


    Also if he does get involved don’t jump into a relationship/have sex with him if he wants any of that at any point with you make him earn your trust over a long period of time otherwise things could get complicated and messy. Create some healthy boundaries with him and see if he respects those first.

    good luck in your pregnancy xxx
     
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    Thank you. ^-^

    The thing that worries me a bit is that he is very spoiled with attention, and there are always girls who flirt with him and make a lot of effort to try to snatch him, and I am not sure if he is willing to leave that behind yet. :|

    I did however feel that we got along great whole we were dating;
    we had plenty of sex, and we would get romantic and loving during all of it - smiling to each while gazing into each other's eyes for very long periods of time and things like that - so this has made me feel a bond to him.
    He also seemed a bit moved when I told him that he was the father, so I hope that I will be able to come to an agreement with him, so that we could try developing a relationship together as mother and father.
     
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  4. Littleperson

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    It’s totally possible he could be a great dad but still have his fun with other girls in his free time.

    The only expectation you should have from him is that he does his part for the baby.

    If you end up in a loving relationship down the line then that’s great however you need to prepare yourself for the fact that he might want everything to do with the baby but nothing to do with a relationship with you and that’s okay too.

    either way you will be fine xx
     
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    I guess so, I just feel like I would be very jealous if he did that - especially if he ended up making some other girl pregnant - but I will see what happens in the future.
    If I am lucky then he might be a bit bored of all other girls throwing themselves over him, and he and I do have a baby together, so I have a little bit of hope there.
     
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