Questions And Answers For Pregnant Teens
Unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming for teenagers. Young women can feel very scared about becoming pregnant. There are many reasons to feel scared, confused, or alone. First, know that you’re not alone. Teen pregnancy actually is quite common. The United States has over 550,000 teens who become pregnant each year. One in four women become pregnant before the age of 20. These teen pregnancies, which account for 82 percent of all pregnancies, are usually unplanned.
There are likely many questions you have as you learn the details of your unplanned pregnancies. It’s possible you have many questions. This pregnancy will change your life. But you have options. Now is the time to talk with a professional. This could be your doctor or a healthcare clinic.
Adoptions with Love is an agency that helps young women across the U.S. and has been asked many questions about teenage pregnancy. These answers have helped thousands of young women just like you to learn more about their options, make informed decisions, and love their baby. We have provided answers to some of the most common questions teens ask about their pregnancies.
What options do I have?
This situation is scary, but you do have options. You have three choices: parenthood, adoption or termination. You can make this decision. You should not be forced or guilted into doing anything that isn’t right for you. To stay healthy, you should talk to your doctor.
Talking to teens who have experienced unplanned pregnancies may be a good idea. An agency might be able to help you connect with these women. They may also be able talk to your choices and the impacts of each. You should not be pressured into making a decision by an agency. Adoptions With Love is a great example of this. They will respect and support any decision you make.
What benefits does adoption bring teens?
One-third of unplanned pregnancies result in women considering adoption. Adoption is something you might not have thought of before.
The birth mother or expectant can adopt if she so chooses
– Keep going to pursue her career and personal goals.
Ensure your child is placed in a loving, secure, and safe home.
– Choose the best adoptive parents for her child’s care and upbringing
– We can custom design an open adoption program to help the child’s adoptive parents stay in touch for many more years.
– Watch her child grow through open adoption and photos sent to adoption agency.
Financial assistance available for rent, prenatal care, maternity-related costs and other expenses
Where can you get help?
There are many support groups, hospitals, and agencies that can help with this time of your life. First, you should talk to your doctor regarding how to care for yourself during pregnancy. A local support group for teen pregnant women may be available to help you meet other young women in the same situation.
Adoptions With Love is a trusted agency that can help you make an adoption plan. You will find compassionate professionals that can provide you with legal and counseling services, all for no cost. Your social worker from the adoption agency will listen and help you navigate the adoption process.
Should I tell my parents about this?
This question can be answered no if you are under 18 years of age. You don’t have the obligation to inform your parents of your pregnancy. Sharing the news of your pregnancy with parents is appropriate for those under 18. You can seek support from your family members if you are unable to find it. Adoptions With Love staff can help you share your pregnancy news with family members and, if necessary to act as mediators in difficult conversations. Many young mothers choose not to share their pregnancy information and other details, but they do so after the birth. Here are some tips for telling your parents.
What will this mean for my school/social life.
While pregnancy can have an impact on school and social activities, it doesn’t mean that you should stop living your normal life.
You can influence the effect of your pregnancy on your own life by making the right choices. Teenage girls leave school due to the pressure of parenting. It is often too hard to take care of a child, while still maintaining a schedule and following studies. Two out of ten teenage fathers marry their children’s mother, while 48 percent of those who divorce after age 18 have their children. Adoptive young women often go on and finish high school or get a degree. Find out more information about teen pregnancy.
How do I proceed?
This is an often asked question by pregnant teens. This is a difficult question to answer. Only you can make the best decisions for your child’s future. If you’re having trouble making a decision, it is important to take time to consider your options and to discuss the possible outcomes with a counselor. Adoption professionals can support you in navigating your emotions and help you decide what is most important to you.