Avatar Ellie...
Is this normal?

I'm 19 years old and I've been with my partner for 4 years and I've felt this huge urge the last few months to get pregnant. Whenever I see someone with a baby it almost brings me to tears. Every time I get close to my period due date I pray and pray that it doesn't come. I don't know what to do or how to stop this feeling. Is this normal? Especially being this young?

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, There are all sorts of reasons for wanting to have a baby, but at 19 yoa you're right, you are young to feel a maternal urge. This can happen during ovulation and for lots of women a feeling of sadness when their period comes. But having a baby for any woman at any age is a huge decision. And partners need to be involved in the decision making as well. There are too many factors at play to answer your question in detail here but if you're feeling unsure perhaps you could speak with your parents or a trusted family member. Sometimes counselling can be helpful for people who feel they're becoming too focused on something which is playing in their mind. Ultimately, only you can decide on what's right for you, but maybe there's more going on for you at this time and it's this which needs to be examined, rather than the issue of longing for a baby. Cheers Jane
Answered: 25 Feb 2018