Being a teenager and finding out you are pregnant, especially if the pregnancy is unexpected and not wanted, can put enormous stress on a young woman and her family. However, once the pregnancy is confirmed, the important thing is to support the young woman and to help her to make the wisest choice for her at this time. Finding out you are pregnant can bring up many different emotions. Every woman will feel different. Some women feel confused and scared, whereas others may feel happy and excited. All these feelings are normal and okay.
The disbelief came first, followed quickly by a heart-palpitating panic, before the realization and acceptance arrived. But it happened. The cheerleading captain is one of the , young women annually who has become pregnant at least once before age 20, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Despite millions spent on ad campaigns and abstinence-only programs, for the first time in 15 years the teen birthrate rose, according to government statistics for to , the most recent numbers available. Teen pregnancy's face got a lot more public when year-old Jamie Lynn Spears, the Nickelodeon "Zoey " actress and sister to troubled pop star Britney Spears, announced in December she was expecting a child. Her story was plastered across magazine covers, and along with pop-culture references like in the critically acclaimed movie "Juno" about a pregnant high schooler, reignited an age-old national debate about teen pregnancy.
Catie was 16 when she fell pregnant with her daughter, Bella. After "relentless bullying", postnatal depression and another baby, she reflects on lessons learnt from motherhood. Before I fell pregnant, I was just like any other teenage girl: I had a rebellious streak, but for the most part I was a good private school student and daughter.
Steve finds a pregnancy kit and tells Tracy about it and they both lose their rag. The source added that the family will decide an abortion is the best decision for Amy, but she will change her mind at the last minute:. Following very much in the steps of her notoriously devious mother Tracy Barlow, she has bullied her cousin Simon Barlow in the past and wrongly accused the family dog Eccles of biting her. This year she was also involved in a shocking storyline that saw Simon Barlow give Summer Spellman a drug laced cigarette that left her in the hospital fighting for her life. The upcoming teen pregnancy storyline echoes that of Sarah Platt, who fell pregnant with Bethany Platt at just years-old in