- Family and Parenting
Cause and effect of Teenage Pregnancy
How Could This Be Happening To Me..
Why did my father think I needed to see a Doctor. I was naive ,I really had not considered that I might be one of those young mothers that go through an unplanned pregnancy.
All the teenage pregnancy videos and information seem to flood through my mind. One video below is to help encourage and motivate you to see past the panic and unknown. Your teenage pregnancy video on pregnancy may be different ,but with a strong determination and good support the end results will be a happy an healthy mother and child.
Somewhere deep down in my gut ,because my father had been right about so many other things in life ,he just may be right about this thing too.OK I took time off work ,(again) so what I felt nauseous, no biggie, I worked in a factory ,probably some virus going around.
The week before that I did feel kinda weird,couldn't stop peeing,my girl-friend teased me about catching something nasty in the bathroom! but they had creams for that didn't they ?or was I having pregnancy symptoms?. I learned later this symptom was indeed a cause and effect of pregnancy
Life was good,wouldn't say great but it was ok .I had a cute boyfriend, no debts ,roof over my head ,week-ends free.Still,17 my biggest worry was time ,would I have enough time to get home ,shower,run to the shoe store (literally) before they closed ,then home again and look the picture perfect model of sweetness and serenity for my boyfriend when he knocked on the door at 7pm. Could never understand why my Dad wasn't more hospitable ,he really did need to relax more.
My Priorities were fine thank-you very much!
What If Its Positive.?...What will be the cause and effect of Pregnancy
That Doctors Appointment ,Pregnancy Symptoms
Doctors Appointment was scheduled for later in the day.Our family doctor was a second father to me ( not that I voted him into this role) such was the culture in a small town.plus he had taken care of my mother during her battle with cancer two years earlier so not only did he perform the usual medical tests he also delivered a lecture on dating ,and consequences for my stupidity. When he paused for a moment ,he asked me if I had any questions? Did I understand the causes and effects of pregnancy.
I got the feeling I was supposed to know all the answers ,and I muttered or nodded yes to most of his questions.
Just one I muttered How long will this virus last? I can still hear his laughter and he replied 9 months.
Being Pregnant, life would never be the same! I am a teenager having a baby
Find Good Support and Teenage Pregnancy Information
Reliable Support was my biggest help way back then and fortunately for me, my dad stood by me and challenged my boyfriends long term goals,commitments and all those other grown up things. He was for many years practical ,and wise. The authorities pressured me to adopt and once when I was napping I woke to hear my father ordering some lady off his property.
My relationship with my boyfriend continued ,we thought we were in love, and so long as no long term commitments were a priority we kind of just coasted along ,like friends except one of them was pregnant. Eventually the routine of 'settling down' and domesticity bored the hell outta him and he felt the allure of greener pastures calling . I was devastated and didn't feel 'better off' as I heard my dad mention to a brother of mine. Being pregnant changed alot of things.
Friends of mine were not pregnant ,so while one or two remained in my life ,eventually we all did separate things.Those days were often lonely , I read a lot and grew restless with my environment.
It Gets Better Hang In
Truth is most teenagers are not prepared for the cause and effects of pregnancy ,certainly not the emotional side of pregnancy or how to prevent pregnancy .
Sure they know what can happen , but to me? , no ( and all the reasons make sense at the time) Like I said I was fortunate to have at least a supportive Dad ( my mum had died 4yrs previous),so while I still felt like a fish outta water ,I wasn't completely alone.
Some days were easy and some days hard. I never had the opportunity to get pregnancy tips and education about sex attitudes and common misconceptions just was not available to me as a teenager. The causes and effects of pregnancy are learned easily in a loving ,supportive family atmosphere.
Coming from a large family myself, I guess the lesson on preventing pregnancy was around the corner but all the same I never considered abortion, I was raised with the attitude ,if you're old enough to have sex ,you're old enough to learn to be a parent, plus the attitude that a baby is arriving whether you wanted it or not!
So do the next best thing and learn the basics of pregnancy ,whats happening to my body, what to expect ? is this normal , is this abnormal? find information (like the groups listed below)
Yes I was still a child myself in many ways ,but time for that child to grow up ,and fast. Others survived and so will I.
Preparing to meet a Star Initial shock was over and hormones had settled down I prepared and became excited for this precious new life to hit the world stage ,well mine anyway.
Welcome Little One
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Lets Get This Show Started..
Welcome Little One
Born during a storm , perfectly formed, and arriving with no pre-conceived ideas of how your life should be.
Babies Needs are simple and basic. What they need most is you ,you to love them ,hold them , talk to them , and care for them.
Food , A Place to Sleep ,Clothes ,Blankets
You Can Do It !
This Too Shall Pass
We muddled our way through the years and finally relocated to a larger city. We adapted together ,you began school and I went back to school ,we made new friends.
Eventually I married and went on to have three more equally beautiful children ,talented ,caring and loving .
Stars in my life and precious all the way through!
If you need help, or just plain afraid, reach out, and call someone.
You don't have to be alone in this.Online help is available and quick ,but I encourage you to find real people to interact with too. Caring genuine ,people who have maybe been there, or simply want to help.