Natalie Shay became a mother at the age of 14. As a teenager in school, she quickly had to change her priorities and, at the same time, grow up. Four years have passed since the birth of her daughter. What is the life of a young mother like today?
Teenage pregnancies are very emotional. She knows it perfectly well. Natalie Shay, who became a mother at just 14 years old, Natalie could have had an abortion at the time but chose not to. She decided to give birth to a daughter and take all the responsibility on herself. Four years have passed since then. How is their life together today? Shay shared it on his Instagram profile.
“At that point, I didn’t see any future for myself. I didn’t know if I would finish school, and I didn’t know if I would be able to raise a child. Everyone doubted me,” Natalie Shay said over four years ago in one of the videos on YouTube.
“Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I took the criticism as encouragement. I wanted to prove that anyone who doubts me is wrong.”
The 14-year-old from the very beginning of her pregnancy informed about every stage of her pregnancy. Her struggles with the new reality were followed on Instagram by tens of thousands of people who still follow her profile and current life. Natalie gave birth to a healthy daughter, who is now four years old.
Natalie, now 18, has almost 60,000 followers on social media. In turn, on YouTube, the girl has as many as 130,000 subscribers. She does not hide that her life as a young mother is not the easiest, but she does not intend to give up. She successfully graduated from high school last year. Today, she works as an influencer.
Natalie Shay often posts photos with her daughter on Instagram. It is from these posts that we can learn that she is truly a proud and happy mother of four-year-old Rylah.
“You show me what true love is. (…) You saved me and made me a better person. I am extremely grateful to have you in my life, Rylah. You are my best friend, my mini version, my whole world,” one reads from photos.