Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Secret Life of Teenager

Have you seen the TV show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager? The show focuses on the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with the unexpected teenage pregnancy and must deal with juggling motherhood and high school life while her family and friends experience relationship challenges of their own. It is a hard experience especially when the teenager girl is not ready to take care of a newborn baby and doesn't know what will happen to her and the baby's future.

Pregnant teenagers face many of the same obstetrics issues as women in their 20's and 30's. There are additional medical concerns for younger mothers particularly those under 15 years old and those living in developing countries. There's a risk factor about Teen Pregnancy and It's Effects that may be associated with socioeconomic factors. The reason of lack of prenatal care is usually delayed pregnancy testing, denial or even fear of telling others about their pregnancy. It is a horrible feeling. My friend in college got pregnant when she's 18 years old. I may not know what she went through but I am happy that her whole family supported her own ordeal. Now, her little boy is growing so fast and very active.

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