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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I'm 17 me and my boyfriend had sex on January 1 and 4 of 2017 with the 2 occasions he ejculated inside me twice on both of the days we had unprotected sex, what are my chances of getting pregnant?
7 years ago
i'm 18 me and my boyfriend have been having protected sex up until about 2 months ago where we did it once or twice without protection and now i'm pregnant but no idea how far i am doctors reckon between 6-8 weeks. were excited but it truly is a huge responsibility. luckily my family and friends are all behind me and ready to help me out any way they can.
10 years ago
I am 15 i had sex with my bf 2 days ago. It was unprotected and i think am pregnant
10 years ago
I'm 17 years old and my boyfriend and i had unportected sex (he pulled out) 4 days after my period ended, we took plan b within half hour of having sex. Now 10 days later i am having brown discharge, is this a side effect of plan b? or is there a possibilty i am pregnancy? No judgement please, just wondering
10 years ago
I'm 16 and I think I might be pregnant. I've had all the signs except for nausea. My mom is supposed to take me to have a test done tomorrow but only for birth control. She doesn't believe me that I might be pregnant. I told her that maybe I am because I've had all the signs but it's to early to know right now. I need help!!!!!
11 years ago