Teen Pregnancy How many teens can say they had an easy pregnancy? Are those teens really prepared for what’s to come in the future? It’s crazy to see how many teens get pregnant every year.
Statistics throughout the Years
In 2006 the U.S. the teen pregnancy rate was 71.5 pregnancies per 1,000 young women ages 15 to 19. The rate rose slightly from 69.5 between 2005 and 2006 with a decline in teen contraceptive use as one possible explanation. But overall, the rate has dropped significantly 39 percent since 1990 when it peaked at a rate of 116.9 Young women who are teen mothers are less likely to attain a high school diploma by age 22 than those who are not fifty-one percent compared to 89 percent. About one-fourth of teenage mothers have their…show more content… At other times you may feel confident, empowered, and ready to take on the world as a single parent. Mixed emotions are normal during pregnancy, and you will experience good days and bad. You don’t need to prove anything to anyone. All you need is for you and your baby to be happy and healthy, and that means you might need to accept help every now and then. If you are suffering with morning sickness, accept your mother’s offer of doing your laundry. If your back aches in your third trimester, accept all offers of hoovering and other high intensity household duties. The best way to prepare yourself for single motherhood, is to set realistic expectations, so ask people to tell you the truth about what it entails. You’ll probably discover there are an overwhelming number of positives to raising a child by yourself. The best way to meet other single mums-to-be is to get out there and start socializing. Sign up for antenatal yoga, antenatal aqua aerobics, antenatal lessons, and head along to your local bumps and babies groups, sling meets and breastfeeding groups. If you are suffering from fatigue, sickness, aches and the many other potential pregnancy symptoms out there, you may find yourself struggling to keep up with your work. It sucks to be a single mom but it…show more content… Teen pregnancy is unsatisfactory because sometimes mothers have to give away their children because they can’t take care of them. Girls that have an unwanted pregnancy might have to go through a painful abortion that can turn their life up-side-down. Teen pregnancy could have “social stigma,” which means you are separated from the people you want to be with most because you don’t fit in with your peers. Studies say that this is the worst thing that can happen in teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy is unacceptable because you might love your child a lot but may not be able to take care of it because you dropped out of school and can’t make enough money to feed the baby or buy clothes or keep it warm. If you found yourself in this situation, you might feel amiss because you could feel like you have failed in your life or as a teen mother. You don’t want to miss out on your own childhood because of having your child. I know that it can be hard to parent a