Teen Options

Being a teen and pregnant may seem like a difficult experience now, but with the right support and information, you will be able to make a decision and feel that you can feel good about. There are crisis pregnancy centers (most likely in your town or very close by) that can help support you in your pregnancy decisions, as well as offer many other valuable services. They have trained counselors that can help you sort through the pros and cons of each option and explore the solutions that would work best in your life. There are 24-hour crisis pregnancy hotlines you can call and countless crisis pregnancy sites to help you on-line.

You have three basic options: parenting, adoption or abortion. In order to make the right decision for you and your baby, you need to know everything about each of these options. This is a decision no one else should make for you. You can consider other people’s thoughts and ideas, but don’t make a decision because you think it will please your parents, your baby’s father or anyone else. Ultimately you are the one who has to live with the final decision. This may be the biggest decision you have to make, so take plenty of time to think things through carefully. Whatever you decide, please remember that your choice will affect you for the rest of your life – physically and emotionally.

Parenting

Parenting is a difficult but extremely rewarding experience that requires both patience and strength. If you choose to continue your pregnancy and parent, not only will you be able to watch your child grow up, you will be preparing yourself for one of the greatest and most rewarding experiences ever. However, a lot of responsibilities come with parenting, which you must realize now and accept. Parenting is a lifelong commitment to your child, promising him or her the best care possible, undying love, financial, physical, emotional, and spiritual support. It takes time and hard work to be a good parent, but it can happen. There are many resources available to help you, if you choose to parent your child.

Read more on teen pregnancy:

Teen Options (continued)
Teen Pregnancy
Teen Statistics

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