what are your veiws on teenage pregnancy

@bcom92 (116)
June 21, 2009 10:01am CST
i have 4 friends who are pregnant and one of them has already got a child who is nearly 2years old, but what are your veiws on teenage pregnancy?
6 responses
@threnos (216)
• Canada
24 Jun 09
I really don't see anything wrong with teen pregnancy. It all depends on how mature the parents are and if they are ready for such a big responsibilty. I have a friend who had a child at a very early age and she loves him and treats him so well that I could never say that what she did was wrong. I hate it when people judge teenage pregnancy as wrong, personally.
@bcom92 (116)
24 Jun 09
exactly i dont see the problem or why they are frowned appon
@doormouse (4619)
21 Jun 09
I had my 1st baby at 17,2nd at 19 and 3rd at 24.I think it doesn't matter what age you are it's the type of person you are.Teen mums get such bad press and it's wrong,not all teen mums are childish and imature,out drinking or not looking after their kids properly.There are obviously some,but you can say that about older mothers aswell
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• United States
24 Jun 09
That was well said. I had my daughter at 36 and wish I could have had her at a younger age. Unfortunately, it just took me a long time to get pregnant and be able to hold the pregnancy. I also believe age does not equal a good mother. Good mother is a good mother no matter what age.
@phyrre (2321)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I think that, for the most part, teenage pregnancies are unwise. It's better if they just use protection. Most of these parents aren't ready to have children and can't afford the burden and can barely take care of themselves, let alone another human being. That being said, I also happen to know quite a few teenage parents that stepped up the plate and really made things happen for their child. I know a lot that got full time jobs and still attended high school and did what was necessary to make things work out, and I sincerely applaud them for making the effort. My mother, in fact, was one of those teenage pregnancies. She had me when she was 18, right after she graduated high school. She never got to go to college and she ended up having to work 3 jobs just to support both of us, but she did it and, despite not going to college, she worked hard and managed to get into computers and made a really good living. Better yet, she gave me a wonderful life and I never went without. So, it's a hard one. I think it's definitely wiser to wait. All the adults I know that had teen pregnancies regret, to some extent, not getting to do something. For my mother, she wished she had gone to college and gotten a degree. It's a lot to give up when you're young and have to support a child. But it can be done. :)
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@bcom92 (116)
24 Jun 09
yer but protection dont always work or goes wrong fair enough if they planned it at that age then thats not right.
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
21 Jun 09
A teenage pregnancy is not ideal, it is not what you want for yourself or for your child but if it happens the worst thing you could do for that child, that teen is to treat her like she is a leaper, like she is did something horrible. It is hard enough on these young girls and boys, without making it harder by being so harsh on them. We need to help them, support them and educated them as to their choices and then support their choices in every way that we can. Criticizing them, allinating them or making them feel as if they are less of a person because well they got caught, we need to embrace them, support them and help them through this very difficult time in their life. The key is not to force one thing on them, but to provide them with the knowledge that they need to make an informed decision and once that decision is made to support them in any way that we can.
@magrylouyu (1629)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Personally I think teenagers should wait to be parents. Do everything you can to prevent it from happening. I became a mom 2 months before I turned 18. I had my second child 1 month after turning 19. Now, I am expecting daughter number 3. I love my 2 daughters with my life and I would never change the way things happened. The only small thing I would change is the fact I should have been more careful, which we were we took 2 steps and it still happened. I gave up alot to become a mommy. It was hard and I did loose almost all my friends because of it. That was a hard thing to take in was loosing my friends. They all went off to college and moved to different towns and different states while I was home raising a newborn. I am trying as hard as I can to better my education for my children at the moment. My children have alot and I will continue to provide. I just reccomend that teens should wait. Get out of high school get a good paying job, have your own place and so forth. Too many teens are getting pregnant and many are not taking the responsiblity and just getting an abortion or giving the baby up for adoption. I would love to see less of this.
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@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 09
I don't agree with abortion. Therefore I admire a teenager that has a baby. She takes responsibility and hopefully becomes a great mother. She is young so she will have plenty of energy. She might be able to continue her education part time. Some teenage mothers have supportive parents which is wonderful. Pregnancy is special no matter how old a lady is. If a girl of 16 years old has a baby then her child will be grown up by the time she is 34 years old. The best age for a lady to have a baby is in her mid twenties but it is better early than not at all.
@bcom92 (116)
24 Jun 09
i really dont agree with abortions i think its wrong, even if people kept telling me to have one i wouldnt, at the end of the day im with a guy who i know will stick with me through thick and thin not only that it can make you infertile, if i feel pregnant young id keep it plus i wouldnt want to take to risk of not having any at all. but ive got my whole life ahead of me i dont know what age il have children it dont matter aslong as your both ready.