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Parenting Pregnant Teenagers

Teen age pregnancy is now becoming a major problem in the society and one of the worst problems that parents are facing is parenting pregnant teenagers. “Teenage pregnancy is pregnancy in human females under the age of 20 at the time that the pregnancy ends. A pregnancy can take place after the start of the puberty before first menstrual period, but usually occurs after the onset of periods. In well-nourished girls, menarche usually takes place around the age of 12 or 13”-Wikipedia

The youngest mother in the World's history is a five year old girl named Lina Medina. Lina Medina is from Huancavelica, Region, Peru, born on September 27, 1933 and gave birth to his son on May 14, 1939 when she was 5 years old, 7 months and seventeen days.

Bad Effects o Teen-Age Pregnancy

Pregnant teenagers are more likely to drop-out from schools and it can badly effect in building a good fortune. Most teenagers who got pregnant spent their time in taking care of their babies and eventually loses interest in pursuing their studies.

Emotional and psychological disturbance. Most pregnant teenagers suffer from stress, depression and other emotional disturbance upon realization of their pregnancy. 

Clinical studies show that early motherhood can affect the psychosocial development of the infant. Pregnant teenagers have a very high risk of delivering premature babies because their body is not fully developed to bear and deliver healthy child.

Teenage pregnancy can influence the siblings, family members and other teenagers in the society. They usually neglect to give importance to studies, good moral, good behavior and marriage.

Unexpected pregnancy can result to chaos in the family. Most parents can not easily accept early pregnancy in the family, thus resulted to blaming on each other between the parents, the pregnant teenager and other family members.

Parenting Pregnant Teenagers
Teenage pregnancy can have negative impact for the child, the pregnant teenager and the parents. In this case, parents should have the strength to face all the consequences. Sometimes, a counselling is advised to easily accept the situation. Beating or throwing your pregnant daughter out of the house could just make things worst. A parent should seek solution to situation like this, the support of the family and friends is very important in learning to accept the situation. 

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