Very interesting read here's my twenty cents worth:
My mum fell preg with me at 19 accidentally, she left school at 16 to go to nursing school (which was a bit like doing a live in apprenticeship back then) so was completely independent. My grandparents threatened to drive off the Jetty when they found out as they were completely religious and couldn't believe she was preg out of wedlock rather than worried about her age. They forced my parents to get married which ended when I was 2 as my father was abusive. My grandparents have chilled out a lot since then and have been wonderful my entire life. My mum always said to me that she never once regretted having me young as she and I are so close but she wanted me to travel and enjoy my career before settling down if that is what I wanted. I was way too immature at 18 to be ready personally but I know if I was mum would have stood right by my side. I will say the same to my girls (if I have them), "if u want to study and travel a lot, maybe try to do it straight out of school but if family is what you want at 18, ill b right there by ur side"