Corrie Rowland has become one of Britain’s youngest grandmothers at 33. She became pregnant at 15 and her daughter Bethany has now given birth at the age of 17.
When Corrie Rowland was just 15 years old, she learned a shocking news which would change her life forever: she was eight weeks pregnant.
Seven months later, following many emotional experiences at school and home, she gave birth to a daughter she named Bethany.
1. Corrie is pictured with her daughter Bethany and her new grandson Elijah.
2. Corrie with her daughter Bethany when she was 18 months old. The 33-year-old said her mother baby-sat Bethany while she sat her exams after becoming pregnant at 15.
At first, Corrie was overwhelmed by the struggles of motherhood, but eventually she realized that tiny Bethany was the greatest joy of her life. Corrie told The Daily Mail:
I stopped hankering after a wild social life and learned to love reading and going for walks in the countryside with my daughter instead.
As Bethany was growing up, Corrie worked hard to teach and give her daughter the best — and that included instructions on how to avoid repeating her maternal history.
Yet, history ended up repeating itself all the same — after all, as many of us know all too well, a parent can only do so much.
At the age of 17, Bethany has just had a baby son — Elijah — and Corrie says that her “feelings of pride will be much the same as those of any other woman whose child has just given birth for the first time”. She adds:
While my situation may sound familiar, the circumstances surrounding it are anything but, because I am only 33 — an age at which most women are still in the early stages of motherhood themselves.
3. While friends spent their Saturday nights partying, Corrie says she was trying to soothe a screaming baby. She has become one of Britain’s youngest grandmothers after her daughter Bethany gave birth last week.
4. Corrie said that after giving birth to Bethany she plummeted into despair, feeling out of her depth and frequently bursting into tears.
5. Corrie Rowland, pictured with Bethany when she was 18 months old, said the lifeline to her post-natal depression and the strained relationship with her parents was provided by a school friend called Lee.
6. Corrie wondered whether Bethany (pictured with her son Elijah) was subconsciously trying to mimic her life by becoming pregnant. She said she liked to think not, but Bethany insisted that, like her, she wasn’t prepared to have an abortion.
7. Holding her daughter’s hand this February as the ultrasound revealed she was expecting a boy, Corrie said the pair of them burst into tears of happiness.
Read more: The Daily Mail.
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