Teen Pregnancy

By:Bryona Harris

Fact about teen pregnancy!!

  • Teens who tend to get pregnant at a young age tend to have premature baby.
  • Teens birth rate in the U.S. remains nine times higher than in other developed countries.
  • U.S. pregnancy rate among girls between 15 and 19 was 26.6 births for every 1,000, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy.
  • Pregnant teens may be at higher risk of postpartum depression.

How a baby changes everything.

I'm pretty sure you want to go to college and follow your dream to be whatever you want to be but, if you have a baby it would be hard to juggle everything. your baby might have health problems and you probably have to put your life on hold to take care of him or her. It's harder to pass your classes and some teen moms just drop out of high school or college and get their GED later in life.More than half of teen moms don't even get their diploma. Not even their college diploma by the age of 30. Money would also be a problem. Teens are on welfare. Fathers who aren't even with the mother pay less than $800 for child support. According to 2010 USDA report, the average family will spend $12,000 on child related expenses in the first year. Parents spend around $50 on diapers, baby food and formula alone.There also other options if you feel like your not fit to be a parent right now. You can also choose adoption, or better yet just be abstinent !!!!!!!