Teenage Pregnancy

Pregnancy can take some teens by surprise as very few teens actually plan to get pregnant.  Here in our section devoted to teenage pregnancy, get the information you need to deal with this unplanned time and about how to get through a teenage pregnancy.  This section offers valuable advice for parents and teens to help you get a handle on this very sensitive issue.  Our article on Pregnancy: Myth and Fact explains how easily 'mistakes' can happen.  This is a great article parents and teens should read in order to prevent teenage pregnancy. Parents and teens alike should also read about the statistics on teen pregnancy to find out more about how common this type of pregnancy is.  Teens aren't going to stop having sex.  However, we can help to educate them on safe and responsible sexual habits in order to help avoid teenage pregnancy.  However, if you are already dealing with teenage pregnancy, read on to learn more about what to do next.

Knowing Your Pregnant

Teens and pregnant teens can get valuable information in I'm a Teen…and Pregnant. This will outline your choices and provide you with invaluable resources. You will also need advice on breaking the news to your parents.  This is the task most pregnant teens dread most of all.  Telling the parentals that you're pregnant is never an easy thing to do. If you are a teen and you think you are pregnant, it is recommended you do a home pregnancy test right away. The sooner you know, the more time you have to weigh your options and start looking after yourself if you decide to keep your baby.  You will need to see a doctor right away and also start taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid.  You also need to learn more about maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy and about which substances you need to avoid while pregnant, like caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes.

Dealing With Pregnancy

As a parent, you can learn how to relate to your pregnant teenage daughter in My Baby is Having A Baby. Here you will also find some valuable advice for moms of teenage boys who have a pregnant girlfriend. And for parents who fear their teenagers may become pregnant, there are some tips in Teen Pregnancy Prevention to help ensure your daughters make the right decisions about their sexuality. Learn how to talk openly with your teens in Talking With Teens About S-E-X.  Don't wait for your teen to come home pregnant.  Have an open and frank discussion about sex and birth control today.

Birth Control

If you're unfamiliar with the different forms of birth control, Twentieth Century Birth Control can provide you with some important information. The Pill, Condoms and You has a detailed explanation about two of the most popular forms of birth control while Natural Birth Control will provide you with valuable information about other contraceptive methods.  Also remember that birth control methods like condoms are not just important in preventing pregnancy.  They are also vital in protecting yourself against STDs during sex.  Learn more today.

Check out this article from USA Today on teenage pregnancy rates

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Naniinorma
Well I got my period this month and the 1st day it was light and the second day it was heavy and the 3rd and 4th day it was like spotting and my period normally lasts a week and is heavy the first 3 or 4 days and it hurts to lay on my stomach ass soon as I get off my stomach the pain goes away I also can't lay down on a sertaun part of my side can I be pregnant ?
6 years ago
scboyd2010
Hi I have been wondering if its normal to have a white discharge then a couple days later have spotting with no other color or gooey discharge I have missed my period but my period is irregular but has been normal for the past couple of months I dont have the money to go to the doctor unless I am for sure. I have been spotting, having back pain, feeling nauseous, and feeliing tired all the time sometimes I just dont want to eat and sometimes I cant stop eating and my stomach feels heavy but not hard. What should I assume?
6 years ago
nena095
hii ! my name is nena,im sixteen and ithink im pregnant.ihave unprotected sex with my boyfriend and inever know if im pregnant because ihave irregular periods.should i get a test?
6 years ago
Calitro666
I have been using an ovulation kit to try to conceive with my boyfriend. On a moment of weakness unfortunately I had relations with my ex, however there was no full intercourse, he gave me oral sex but penetrated me with his fingers. Since he was naked, I'm going through the dilemma of what his precum could have gotten me pregnant. I am pregnant, but I feel terrible on having doubts on who may be the father. Is there any possibility that he could have gotten me pregnant if his precum got inside me with his fingers or through rubbing? The first day of my last period was the 9th. I was with my ex on the 17 but the ovulation kit was not positive until the 21st. My periods are usually between 25 and 29 days. Could the ovulation kit be wrong or could the precum live enough inside me to get me pregnant by the time I supposedly was ovulating? Please help!!!!
6 years ago
Taniesha_doberman
well Guess what im having massive contractions and i don't know what to do, my boyfriend is out shoping with his mum and i cant move.... :'(... i hate it here...!!! there is no mobile near me and no home phone what do i do??
6 years ago