Teenage advice usually deals with personal and social issues, and many of them in hindsight, at least seem rather trivial. However, there is something that only a few teenagers have to deal with, and it actually is life-altering, in every sense of the word. Teenage pregnancy.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Finding out you're pregnant when you're a teenager can be daunting, especially if the pregnancy wasn't planned, but help and support is available. First, if you think you might be pregnant but you're not sure, it's important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible to find out.
At 15, most girls are thinking about clothes, boys, and parties. But Jamie got pregnant—and now she's focused on raising her son. It was Friday morning, first period, and I was in my science class, just like a typical kid in a typical high-school science room.
Teenage parents have one foot in childhood and the other in adulthood. Being a parent at such a young age often leads to anger, stress and resentment. Educating yourself about parenting and learning all you can about how to be an effective mom or dad are the best things you can do to ensure that your child grows up happy, healthy and well-adjusted. Here are 10 simple things you can do to be a better teenage parent.
For girls who get pregnant in high school and the years right after, it's not always easy to tell what the next few months and years will look like, which is why we asked a dozen girls to get real about their experiences as teen moms. I wish I would have known that going to college was going to be almost impossible. It's not so much a financial thing as a babysitting issue.
If your daughter is pregnant and planning to have the baby, many changes await your family. And though it's certainly not what most parents expect, it happens every day: nearlyteenage girls in the United States give birth every year. If your teen is about to become a mother or your son has fathered a childit can be overwhelming for all of you.
Discovering you are pregnant during your teens can feel overwhelming — and even if having a baby was planned, you might still feel scared. But, making the most of the help and support available will ensure you have a healthy and happy pregnancy. So, speak to you GP and get in touch with your local midwives.
On the upside, you might find that parenting comes to you quite naturally as a teenage parent. You might be better than older parents at getting used to the changes that children bring, as well as dealing with little or no sleep. Or you might worry about balancing work and family life, finding a job, finding affordable child care, or keeping in contact with your friends. Teenage parents do face special challenges as well.