When I was technically 19, I fell pregnant with my first child, turned 20 a week later and gave birth at 20, a few months before my 21st. I was told by many people that I was too young to have a baby. Now that I attend Mother's Group, there are women younger than me who have one or two kids. I was on another website the other week when I came across a thread about a woman who was pregnant for the second time at 19, and her first child was born when she was 13, made sure she was there for her son, no matter what and made sure she finished her education. Actually I thought she sounded really mature. But I couldn't help but to think 13? How can a child raise a child? Then I know irresponsible mothers like my half sister, who is 18, had identical twin girls, and every weekend pawns them off to her mother while she goes and gets drunk. And makes me wonder who grew up more? the chick on the website or my half sister? So when is it too young to have a baby? What is the ripe age to breed?