10 Reasons Why Teenagers Shouldn’t Get Pregnant
Teen pregnancy is a hot topic. For some reason, especially in the US, we don’t like to talk about sex or what might happen when you have it. For this reason, adolescents are misinformed about sex and its repercussions, such as an unwanted pregnancy. Maybe if teens knew the facts they would wait or at least be more mature to have sex. Teenagers who do not take proper precautions can become pregnant. Teens who don’t make sure to take precautions can get a girl pregnant. Using a condom is not a fully proof way to prevent pregnancy; you need another contraceptive to use with him.
Your parents can disown you. Unfortunately, this happens, especially if the parents are ‘super’ religious. They are probably more disappointed in themselves than you are. They will wonder what they did wrong as parents. They will wonder “why” she got pregnant and what they could have done to prevent it from happening. Hopefully, the parents will pick up on things going on and help you deal with your teen pregnancy.
The baby could have birth defects. Her baby may have birth defects because of her age. Since her body is not fully developed, she could play a role in whether or not her child has birth defects.
You could have a pregnancy complicated by your young age. Again, his body is not fully developed or mature. This could lead to a complicated pregnancy that is not good for you or your baby’s health.
Your body will go through changes that you may not be ready to handle. You may not be ready for the bodily changes that come with pregnancy. In fact, it might scare you. You may not be ready for stretch marks, intense hormones, or weight gain. It is important to eat a healthy diet that provides you and your baby with adequate nutrients. Don’t think about ‘starving yourself’ because you don’t want to gain weight. This is not healthy for you or your child.
Your friends might leave you. Unfortunately, your friends may not stay with you if you have a child. They won’t be able to relate to you. They will want to go out on Friday and the weekend and do what teenagers do. They may even feel guilty because they become “fantasy free and free” while you increase the responsibility. They may not know what to say or how to act around you. If your friends leave, it’s important that you have support. Join a group for teen moms. This way, you will be surrounded by people who can relate to you and your situation.
You may not finish high school on schedule. You may not finish high school on time, depending on when you are scheduled to deliver your baby. Whatever you do, graduate from high school. Maybe you can make up classes during summer school or take the GED. Whatever you do, get your high school diploma!
Your boyfriend may not support you. Believe it or not, your boyfriend may not support you. He may stay for a few months, but the situation could overwhelm him. If this happens, it is important to tell your child that it is not his fault. Mourn the loss of your boyfriend and move on with your life. This won’t be easy at first, but you’ll get over it.
You are not emotionally or financially ready to have children. How developed are your emotions? How big is your checking and savings account? Do you have a checking and savings account? Having a child is a big responsibility that you are probably not ready for. Heck, most people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s aren’t emotionally or financially ready to have kids. Having a child is BIG business. Think about what you will need: food, shelter, clothing, money, love, and support. If you can’t provide the basic essentials for yourself, how will you be able to support a baby?
Having a baby in order to feel love is not a reason to have a child. Please don’t have a baby because you want to feel loved; this is not a sufficient reason. You must know that you are valuable and that you have something to offer to this world. Love yourself and love will find you!
It is painful. Having a child does not tickle. Most women plan to forego medication because they want a natural birth. However, they usually change their minds once the pain starts. Think about it: it’s like pushing a watermelon through a small hole. Oh!
Obviously, the girl is more concerned with the pregnancy than the boy. Her body will change and she may become uncomfortable. Ask any woman about pregnancy and she will tell you that it hurts like hell! Some try to give up using any medication, but usually they have medication to numb the pain. Do you want to experience this at the age of 14, 15 or 16? If you think menstrual cramps hurt, try having a child!