Pregnant at 17

Pregnant at 17

  Picture this: You have just migrated to Australia from the Philippines with your mum and dad. You’ve been living here less than a month. You’re 17. And you’re pregnant. This is the reality that Nikki Sy-Siong faced. “I didn’t even know where to buy a pregnancy...
“My biggest regret”

“My biggest regret”

It’s not easy to share my story with you. This is a topic nobody wants to talk about, but I am able to look back with sadness on the past from a life filled with so much joy today. I now know the joy of having children of my own, and it is as I hold them in my arms...
“I had to man up”

“I had to man up”

I was 18 years old when I started dating Chrissy, who was finishing up her final year of high school. We knew fairly early on that we wanted to be together, and things got serious pretty quickly. Within just a couple of months, we found out that Chrissy was pregnant....
Disability fear unfounded

Disability fear unfounded

When I first found out that our baby had Down Syndrome I was devastated. My world came crashing down and I felt as if my heart had been ripped out. For the next 22 weeks of my pregnancy every time I thought of our beautiful baby I would cry… I would imagine all...
“Motherhood is a gift”

“Motherhood is a gift”

When I found out that I was pregnant it was pretty scary. When you’re sixteen you don’t think that you’re ready to do anything. My mum was crying and saying that things are going to be different, and she was right. I really just had to look at myself and decide what...

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