A young mother, who first fell pregnant at 13, has revealed she is now a parent to six children.
Shannon Carter, 23, from Leicester, hit back at her critics, saying she does not regret a single decision and insists she has built a happy home – despite admitting a series of ‘mistakes’ and ‘accidents’.
Aged 13 and sitting in a science lesson was the moment she realised she was pregnant. At the age of 16 and just months before her GCSE exams, she fell pregnant again.After thinking breastfeeding her second child would mean she was unable to get pregnant again, she was surprised when told a baby girl was on the way.
It was after this that she met her new boyfriend and current partner, labourer Lee Aram, 37.
The couple have since had three children together.
Speaking of being mother-of-six at 23, she added:
‘They do their homework and say please and thank you. They are six lovely little people. I’ve created a stable happy family. My children are surrounded by love, and there’s no age limits on that. Having children young isn’t a burden, it’s a privilege.
‘Our family is complete. The house is full of laughter and Lego
‘So next time you see a teen mum in the street, don’t pity or judge, just pop over and have a chat. We’re just like you, trying to do the best we can for the kids we love.’
Culled from Mailonline