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Its not. Im 27 years old and now have 3 daughters (Ava, Kieria and Beau). I love being a mum. I gave birth vaginaly to my first daughter Beau when i was 17. She is now 10 and healthy. My other two dauhters (Kieria ,3 and Ava, 6 months) were also born vaginaly. I think some people think as teen mums i a bad way because some people think that there babys them self and that there not old enough. I can say one thing, when i found out i was pregnant i was 16 and thrilled (my perants not to much so!) i have always up until my first daughters birth, felt older than my actual age. I gave birth 6 nonths ago now to my 3rd daughter Ava Maici Taylor she was born weighing 4 pounds exactly. she was premature because i fell over :S! i went in to labour emedietly and she was born at home. The girls were at there Nana's house and it was just me and my friend Gemma. It was amazing. First Gemma got me in our hot tub which felt brilliant and also helped alot! the bubbles actually calmed my vagina and made things very relaxing. when i had the erge to push i couldn't get out because it was happening so quickly that Ava's head was visable. I took of my thongs and started pushing. I didnt feel i needed help at all from Gemma she was ust realy there encoraging me. when the babys head was fully out i lifted my legs out of the water and rested them on the side. I was in that possision for about 20 miniutes when things started slowing down a bit. At the begining when i was in the water i actually think i was having a orgnasim it was at first pleasurable. After that long 20 miniutes i felt i needed to actually get out so i did (Although it took about 30 miniutes!) once i was out i lay on the sofa with sheets underneath my butt! I started rubbing Ava's head encoreging her to come out then i had a huge contraction. I think it seemed bigger than what it actually was because i was out of the water. Gemma put calming music on for me and slowly after an hour i gave lots of little pushes and along came Ava! Im thrilled we have 3 beautiful daughters there names are; Ava Maici Taylor, Kieria Lexii Taylor and Beau Sacha-Brooklyn Taylor.
thanks to Gemma! x
lots of love,
Ashleigh, Ty (Hubby!) , Beau, Kieria and Ava Taylor xxxx
thanks to Gemma! x
lots of love,
Ashleigh, Ty (Hubby!) , Beau, Kieria and Ava Taylor xxxx
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Teen pregnancy can be a serious social issue. By definition it is when a single teenager becomes pregnant. Mere age is not the main challenge, since it was once not uncommon f…or people to marry in their teens and begin their families. However, in today's society it is very difficult to survive economically if you don't have a certain level of education or job skills. For this reason, when a teenaged girl becomes pregnant, both the young mother AND the young father can be trapped for life in a downward socio-economic cycle. Their potential for success, and that of the baby and any other children they may have, becomes seriously stunted. In addition, teens in general are usually not developmentally or psychologically ready to carry and care for a baby and this can contribute to many other difficult problems for their young family. For reasons such as these, teen pregnancy does not only affect the teens themselves (which is sad enough on its own) but also contributes to other social issues that affect the wider community.
The below link is an article discusses the health risks of having a pregnancy before the age of 20: http://www.infoforhealth.org/pr/j41/j41chap2_3.shtml … To quote from part of the article: "The life-threatening complications of pregnancy that women under age 20 face are the same risks that all other woman face: hemorrhage, sepsis, pregnancy-induced hypertension including preeclampsia and eclampsia, obstructed labor caused by cephalopelvic disproportion, complications of unsafe abortion, and iron-deficiency anemia. Young women face greater risks than older women of hypertension, cephalopelvic disproportion, iron-deficiency anemia, and unsafe abortion. These risks are higher for young women not only because of their age but also because births to younger women often are first births, which are riskier than second, third, or fourth births. . . Cephalopelvic disproportion—meaning that the woman's pelvic opening is too small to allow the infant's head to pass through during delivery—can slow or prevent vaginal delivery. In some cases, if cesarean section cannot be performed, the woman's uterus ruptures, and both mother and infant die. . . Higher risks for infants. Pregnancy before age 20 also poses risk to the young woman's infant. Data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and other studies show that mortality and morbidity rates are higher among infants born to young mothers. Young mothers, especially those under age 15, have higher rates of premature labor, spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, and low birth weight infants." (End quote) Also, if the teenager decides to raise her child: --teen mothers have to grow up much faster than their peers. Once the attention paid to the new mother and baby wears off, the teen finds herself isolated, staying at home to take care of her child, while her peers have social lives, going to parties, etc. --teen mothers shoulder the greater burden of parenting and finances over their child's fathers, any number of whom bail out on any emotional and financial responsibilities. --teen mothers, due to financial restrictions and time constraints, are less likely to attain higher education, which severly limits career options and increases the likelihood of poverty. --a teen mother's future relationship prospects become limited. Some people, especially when younger, simply do not want to date single parents. --teenage pregnancy and parenthood can have a negative impact upon younger siblings. The siblings may place less emphasis on education and may be tolerant of teenage parenthood, which could lead to behaviors that will make them teenage parents themselves.
You should never think that bringing a life in to the world is bad. Tough, yes. But even if you give the baby up for adoption, you are giving someone who cannot produce life a… chance to be a parent.
for a teenager to get pregnant is bad because most of the time the girl is not responsible enough to take care of the child, and was not responsible enough to make that kind o…f decision in the first place. if she didnt plan it, she shouldn't have spread her legs for him.whether protected or not there still going to be a possibility.i am a teenage girl. who wanted so badly and nothing more to have a baby. but i realized that my boyfriend isn't able to hold that decision, and neither am i. pregnant teenage girls need alot of money to support both herself and the baby and at a young age,and that's harder than it seems. i wouldn't want to have to have problems with feeding and supporting my baby. or stealing from stores to support the child. and i definitely wouldn't want to give my child up. but those are things you have to think of before getting pregnant. and lots more on top of that.
Most reasons are based on society's view, some are medical, and some are due to how children and teens are being raised in this day and age. Once upon a time, it was normal, …even expected, for very young girls to become mothers and wives, but in most of today's societies this is unacceptable. As average life expectancy has come up, as has the ages in which most people in some societies to find certain things acceptable. Most young girls in this day and age are not mentally/emotionally equipped to bear the burdens of motherhood. Medical reasons include the following: Pregnant teens have a higher risk of getting high blood pressure -- called pregnancy-induced hypertension -- than pregnant women in their 20s or 30s. They also have a higher risk of preeclampsia. This is a dangerous medical condition that combines high blood pressure with excess protein in the urine, swelling of a mother's hands and face, and organ damage. These medical risks affect the pregnant teen, who may need to take medications to control symptoms. But they can also disrupt the unborn baby's growth. And, they can lead to further pregnancy complications such as premature birth. Teens are at higher risk of having low-birth-weight babies. Premature babies are more likely to weigh less than they should. In part, that's because they've had less time in the womb to grow. A low-birth-weight baby weighs only 3.3 to 5.5 pounds (1,500 to 2,500 grams). A very-low-birth-weight baby weighs less than 3.3 pounds. Babies that small may need to be put on a ventilator in a hospital's neonatal care unit for help with breathing after birth. Teen pregnancy and parenting is not necessarily 'bad', though it is not necessarily 'good' either. How to lower the health risks of teen pregnancy If you are a teenager who is pregnant, here is how to ensure a healthy teen pregnancy:Get early prenatal care. Call your doctor for your first prenatal visit as soon as you think you might be pregnant. If you can't afford to see a doctor, ask your school nurse or counselor to help you find a low-cost clinic and other resources. For example, they can help you find state Medicaid or WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) programs. Stay away from alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes. These harm a growing fetus even more than they harm a growing teenager. If you're not able to quit by yourself, ask for help from someone you trust. Take a prenatal vitamin with at least 0.4 mg of folic acid every day to help prevent birth defects. Ideally, this should start before you get pregnant. Ask for emotional support. Being a mother brings untold emotional and practical challenges -- especially for teens still in school. Reach out to others -- your friends, family, the baby's father -- for emotional and practical support. For teenagers who are healthy and strong, chances are good of delivering a healthy, strong baby -- especially with early prenatal care and a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy.
Teenage pregnancy is when a teenager has sex with someone nd then gets pregnant at a really young age.
A person aged 13 to 19As above. Why? Look close: twelve, thir-TEEN... nine-TEEN, twenty... another explanation is the Latin word "tener" which means "young".
Teenage pregnancy affects their lives because they possibly may nit be able to finish high school & the statistics of teenage mothers / parents attending college & finishing i…t is very unlikely. Not only will it affect their education but also their child's life. Many children who are born to teenage mothers are very likely to be raised in very poor conditions & would not have the life that they should have had as if they were born when the mother was of age to handle the situation. Teenage pregnancies also prevent women from finding jobs & succeeding as independent people. Although, some teenage girls do fine on their own , it is very likely that they need support for their parents or others or do not do very well. To prevent teenage pregnancy condoms & birth control & other protection is highly recommended. If you or someone you know is in this situation , adoption may be the right choice.
There are some good effects and some bad effects. The good effects are that once you have the baby you can officially say that you have something that loves you no matter what… you do and that's pretty awesome if you ask me, but I still wouldn't get pregnant as a teen because the bad effects are that you might not be able to finish high school and you have to give up a lot of your time doing what you want to to take care of your baby. You can't expect your parents to babysit all the time, can you?
not always. Sadly,, the teenager could have been raped, and therefore have no control over her getting pregnant. The teenager may be sexually active and not have planned for a… baby- which is more common. However, there are many teenagers who plan to become pregnant, and will do whatever it takes to fall pregnant.
dont get knocked up
The Valley: The Valley is a good teen show, but they do go really far with the storylines about murder, rape, teen pregnancy, underage drinking, suicide, and so much more. I w…ould only recommend letting high school students watch it, not junior high. It's a great show........If parents approve of their teens watching it, then I guess it's okay. But I have a 13 year old daughter my self and I don't let her watch it. The way the show displays the three main girls is not a good example to set for young girls. Supernatural: Yes, Supernatural does set bad examples for teenagers. Too much to get into, but yes, they do.
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60% drop out of high school and less than 2% have a college degree by the time they are 30. Doing homework with a baby that need attention is not possible. You have to have so…meone watching them. Not getting to sleep is another thing that makes it hard to concentrate in school and at home.
Teenage pregnancy is a concern for many groups, not just Christians. For the Christian standpoint, there are concerns about premarital sex. Altogether, it is an issue because …teens are not usually in very stable situations as far as supporting themselves, and do not have a ton of life experience. Having a baby as a teen makes life much more difficult on the teens, the baby, and all of those that support them. Trying to wait a few extra years until you have a good solid job, an education, your own home, and a stable relationship can make a huge difference in not only your life, but the life of the baby. Sex is a special gift from God and should not be just to anyone. It should be a special thing to do with your marriage partner and only with him/her. It is supposed to be special but the world today abuses this gift.
They're still in high school, and most don't have jobs.