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    A friend of mine is currently pregnant and at university. It's a struggle but I don't see anything wrong with it.

    (Original post by Qwertyuioplkjhgfds)

    Did you get pregnant at University? Or know anybody that did?

    I'm in my second year, and I'm due in February.
    I have to write a 500 word opinion piece on the subject, so if any pregnant student or former student is interested in answering a few quick questions on how they coped I'd love to hear from you!

    I'm in a relationship for almost 2 years now, and despite loving my boyfriend ridiculous amounts, and could imagine us both being parents when we are older, I don't think I could keep a child if I was pregnant at Uni. I'm in my first year of my degree at the moment, just turned 19, and I can barely look after myself let alone a child, which is why I have Implanon - the contraceptive implant to prevent any unwanted pregnancies. I know in myself that if I had a child right now, I wouldn't go back to uni, and I'd be stuck in a dead end job hating my life, or worse - pretending I do like it. It would be unfair on my boyfriend (he would stay with me, but he wouldn't be happy at this point in our lives with a child in the picture either) and we would be living on even less then we have now, which seems impossible. I don't think it would be fair to bring a child up in my current circumstances.

    That said, there's a girl on my course (we're just over 3 months in now...) who I've been told is 10 weeks pregnant. Lecturer told us that as long as we complete our degree within 5 year of commencement (our degree is 3 years long) then it's fine. So, she could take a year out if she wanted to, or even 2 years, then rejoin with 2nd years when she's done. I take my hat off to people that make it work and make great parents but I know that I couldn't be one of them.

    Oooh I also forgot to say, I also have a friend who goes to uni, but I assume it's long distance learning because she lives permanantly in Newcastle, but studies in Leeds, so I take it she goes there every month or so to seek guidance and support but she seems to managing. I find some of her status' amusing on Facebook: "Just finished my 1500 word assignment, and now I'm off out to brave the weather and buy some clothes for Gracie-Rose. Got my scan tomorrow morning then more uni work!" She seems busy all of the time, and although it sometimes seems difficult and exhausting, she seems to be doing a good job and managing
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