It’s easy to blame your teen when a pregnancy happens, but the truth is they’re young, not educated enough about sexual activity, and already grounded if it happens.
I am an adult woman with two children and had my first child when I was 25 years old. I remember how difficult it was, even if it was a planned pregnancy and I wanted a baby. Babies take over your life completely and that is something you have to be prepared for. But like I said, even if you want that and you think you’re ready for a baby, it’s actually totally different.
For a teenager, if she gets pregnant, it would be much easier if she had the support of her parents. That would be half a problem solved. Remember, parents, she is already scared and lost, so helping her unconditionally is the only right thing to do. It is her decision how she will handle the situation, you just have to tell her that you stay with her no matter what she decides.
Maybe you know you can’t take care of a child and decide to put a baby up for adoption. Help her by directing her to a suitable agency that can find the best possible family for her baby. Maybe she wants to end a pregnancy. She supports her by taking her to a hospital to a forensic doctor so that she can do it properly and prevent health complications. If she wants to keep her baby, let her do it and support her. If she doesn’t keep her baby when she has strong feelings about it, it would be a very difficult life for her.
Help your teen by ignoring other people who have nothing to do but look at others. They are being punished enough for being pathetic. The important thing here is to save lives and give them the opportunity to stay healthy, physically and mentally, and continue to build their lives from there. Unplanned pregnancy happens to married adults who already have children and it is still difficult to cope with. Imagine what it is like for a young person who is herself a child. If you can, help.