Not only is there no stigma, it is viewed as a status symbol. That and you get free daycare, tutoring, and applause for being “A dedicated single mom!”
My wife has students in high school with three or more kids. Think about that.
Yes, it’s been 7 years since I taught high school, but I remember when I started teaching and I was shocked the first year that I had a ninth grader come in pregnant and she had a child at home already.
I still get angry that we make single moms into heroes. I’m sorry, no. They are just people doing what everyone does. And to begin with they made a mistake. After that, they may still be making mistakes or they may have straightened themselves up, but they are no more heroes than married mothers, just because they have kids.