Teen pregnancies are very steriotypical. Many people think young people are 'irresponsible' and that they 'sleep around' and thats how they end up pregnant. Some young mothers do plan a child because they think it will 'make' a relationship and dont realise how hard it is until the baby is born. This topic is huge as people want best for the baby (of course, as no child should be brought up without clean clothes, food, and decent loving caring parents/parent). However, many teen parents may not have thought about financial support with the child, and most do young mothers end up broke from the farther and left with the child and struggle as bringing up a child is hard, and even harder without the support. The child ends up then without clean clothes ect, as the mother is unable to cope. There are many places now for teen mums to get support though and some teen mothers turn out to be better than mothers in their 20s/30s.
If a teenager is pregnant, it is suddenly assumed that the mother is going to be unable to cope, probably isnt going to do anything with her life and will live off the dole. In many cases this has happened although some teenage parents DO think about what they are gooing to do with their lives and how they will support the child. It is also assumed that the mother was intoxicated/ doesnt know who the father of her child is, truth be told, some cases are of failed contraception but the majority is no contraception or planned pregnancies. However, I believe it is wrong to judge these teenagers as irresponsible as many adults who are also not ready for children fail to protect themselves.
Teenagers get looked down on for being pregnant alot of the time, however I believe they would also get looked down on if they had an abortion so there is not much choice for them. As for the support of the baby, many teenage dads do try to support their child and if they dont, the teen mum knows who the father is and I actually believe they know more often then not.
I am currently 16 and 26 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I have full support off my family who are a big help to me and I have been with my boyfriend for a year and 8 months to date. I believe he will support me as much as he can. Our baby boy was an accident but I would not change it for the world personally. We have been told on numerous occasions that we wil be good parents to the child and we are living with my parents until we are on our feet. My partner is currently working at a factory earning £250 minimum per week and is two years older than myself. I am currently in my last year of school and will be sitting my GCSEs and AS level English exam soon and I am predicted good grades. Following this, I will be taking a year out of education but do plan to go back into education in September 2013. I personally believe, for my age, I am doing good for myself and this baby... Also, I believe that most teen mothers around my age mark are going to somewhat same route as me and want whats best for their baby and theirselves...
Nowadays, I think teenn mothers are not as bad as they are made out to be as many of them turn out better parents than woman of a more mature/suitable age for pregnancy.
At the end of the day, teenagers are only concidered 'too young' for pregnancy by society and are steriotyped this way as if teenagers were not ment to be pregnant, we wouldnt be, but nature has not stopped it.