Pregnancy Vivian | 26 Apr 2011 07:39 am

Teenage Pregnancy – Real-Life Stories On Teenage Pregnancy

When an expectant teenager surfs online, reads a magazine, or glances at a leaflet at a clinic, she will find it very encouraging to know she is not alone in facing this nightmare. Tales on teen pregnancies are a form of consolation and reassurance to expectant teens; they count on these tales for advice, fortitude, and support.

For instance, girls can peruse tales on teen pregnancy that recount the shock that a teenager goes through on coming to learn of her pregnancy. One story narrates how an adolescent was simply dazed when the home pregnancy test revealed two pink lines. The following couple of weeks were full of widely fluctuating thoughts about her pregnancy. What she knew about teenage unwed mothers, were awful. She was aware of how she thought of young girls she knew that got themselves pregnant and she definitely did not want to be thought of like that.

Tales on teen pregnancy can reveal to young girls, the way in which teenage mothers put with the way society perceives them. Another tale narrates that as the teenager progressed further into her pregnancy, and later as son was slowly growing, the gaping and gawking did not ruffle her as much as before and people would tell her that she was not old enough to be her son’s mother. However, when she spoke with people, they would always conclude by stating that she was nothing like the other teenagers who became pregnant.

Well, she was quite different from them since she attended a decent school, lived by herself, ensured that things worked out with her partner, looked after her kid, and discharged her duties, balanced three jobs, and she had her future mapped out. To some extent, she thought they were right. She did everything possible for her kid and she and visuals of young motherhood that society exhibits for everyone to see were very dissimilar.

By reading this tale, a teenage mom, can draw inspiration and the strength from the knowledge that if she decided to keep hold of the baby, she can survive and continue with her life.

Alternatively, teens can also find out about how unaware other adolescents were during their pregnancies, and, hence can learn to be better prepared to handle the pregnancy. As one teenager describes that, she did not realize that she had every right to plan for her baby and should have asked for it be accepted. Although she was aware of birth plans she did not appreciate that it could be related to her as well. At that point of time, she felt as if she hardly had any right to have the baby and so how could anyone expect her to plan for its arrival.

By browsing through teenage pregnancy stories, girls can comprehend that all adolescent mothers are equally scared. One teenager says that she just was seated at her desk, fifteen years of age, and flunking in class, pregnant, ill, and petrified. She simply sat there, gently massaging her flat abdomen and gritting her jaws to avoid throwing up.

Often, a teenager is all on her own, estranged from her family and friends due to her condition. By reading up on teen pregnancy stories, where nameless faceless characters suddenly spring to life and with whom she can empathize, the pregnant teenager can lead a life less solitary.

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