When a teen girl gets pregnant, she is suddenly faced with a world she had always thought was many years in the future. It can be a shock initially for everyone involved, however, teen pregnancy does not have to be at all negative.
There can be some positive blessings to come from it. Help make your teen’s experience less traumatic and more helpful with these ideas.
Focus on the Future
A pregnant teen is forced to thinking about the future. She must think about not only her own future, but the future of her child, and how to go through the rest of school. As the pregnancy goes along, there is no doubt the mother will grow to love her child. This love will begin to influence the decisions she makes for her and her child’s future. Make sure you help her think clearly and focus on what will be best for her and the baby.
Strong and Healthy Body
Though teen pregnancies are usually considered higher risk, teenagers are generally healthy and strong, and she will be able to handle the pregnancy to the end. Teens will also be more capable of bouncing back sooner after pregnancy. Make sure she’s getting the best care possible, and that her diet is being supplemented if she is deficient in any area.
Many teens want to live life on their own terms and will often indulge in risky behaviors or not take big life decisions seriously. When a girl is pregnant she must think about someone other than herself. Make the responsibilities she’ll face a little easier by helping to bear some of the financial or medical burdens.
Because a pregnant teen is making adult decisions, she needs the support of family and friends. If she has the support system that she needs, it becomes easier to make the decisions that are before her.
It is important for her supporters to be educated on teen pregnancy, and know how to best help her.
This is an amazing opportunity to be able to walk beside her and help her get the life skills to be able to get through this difficult time.
The Blessing of Pregnancy
Pregnancy can give a teen girl the opportunity to see what a blessing a pregnancy can be. She will see the huge responsibility of bringing up a child. It can be difficult to do it on her own, and she may face the difficult decision to put the child up for adoption. While adoption is difficult, this can give her an amazing opportunity to bring that blessing into a couple’s life who cannot have children of their own. Adopt Connect says there are many adoption services who can help her pay for the pregnancy and delivery expenses.
Regardless of the situation, a teen pregnancy does not have to be a forever crisis.
It can be turned into a huge blessing for her, her family, and a childless couple.
Guest Post written by Brooke Chaplan. Brooke is a freelance writer and recent graduate of the University of New Mexico. She enjoys hiking, biking, running and blogging about many different subjects including family, home and fitness. Contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan
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