Kizzy Neal has been asked to give advice to four of her classmates who have also fallen pregnant since Christmas.
The teen, from Torbay in Devon, said: “When my friends see my bump they say they wish they could have a baby, then three weeks later they’re pregnant and don’t know what to do.
“Teenage girls think babies are cute, but they forget the physical side of being pregnant, then having to give up your own childhood to look after a baby.
“It seems to be fashionable to get pregnant.”
Family campaigners said her comments showed how the Government’s sex education policy had left teens with the “ridiculous but extremely worrying” misconception that having a child was no different to getting a new handbag.
Her revelations come as official figures show England and Wales have the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Europe – with the biggest increase among girls under 16.
Kizzy became pregnant the first time she had sex with her 13-year-old boyfriend.
She is due to give birth in May and aims to take three months off her studies at Paignton Community College in Devon, before resuming her GCSE lessons next September.
Fashionable? Which part of having a baby is fashionable? The part where you sleep only 4 hours a day, don’t get to shower and no longer have spending money for yourself. Maybe it’s the part where your friends don’t want to hang out with you anymore because you have nothing in common now.
These kids have lost what the meaning of life is. When you are young, you should have fun with your friends, go to the beach, travel and do everything. After you have done that, gone to school, worked a bit – than have a baby – with someone who can support you and help out when you are tired. How can a 13 year old father help out when his voice hasn’t even changed yet?
It is no wonder that the world is having an overcrowding problem at orphanages. These young girls have no idea what they have signed up for and then just abandon their babies when the reality sets in.
I love the program at High Schools that makes teens look after the “baby doll” for a week. They have to give it everything it needs 24 hours a day if it cries or the diaper needs to be changed. It is not a perfect program, but it does give the girls and idea of some of the work involved.