Well you have a baby now to take care of 24/7 and you still have to go to school and get a job to pay for baby things. You will eventually have to move out your parents house (or even be kicked out). You can't go out with friends because you have to take care of your baby. It's not easy. My sister had her baby at 16 (she's 19 now). She constantly tells me to wait to have a baby because its hard being a teen mom.
Having to take care of your daughter or son while you are still in school and have no job. Trust me it is horrible. My mother had me when she was 17 and never went to college because she was too busy with me. And she couldn't get a good job so we had no money. Then she sent me to live with my grandparents for my own good. And she died in her early 30's. Trust me not a good idea.
Pregnancy is costly not matter what age you are. If you're a teen the best thing is to avoid getting pregnant until you finish college and have a ggid paying job with insurance...that will make the pregnancy cost somewhat easy to manage.
Stretch marks, dark circles under your eyes, baby weight, (hehe having to pee often even after u end your pregnancy haha) ummm a 24/7 responsibility. A little person u will have to teach right from wrong, someone who will look up to u. Money money money money haha less sleep at night worrying how they are, a little one in your bed in a storm. :) hehe make sure you're ready, once it starts there's no going back
No Money, No career no getting to party, No nothing fun. So i will give you a little info that will give you a little help on life:............................................................................... Keep Ya Head Up, Legs Closed, Eyes Open- Tupac Shakur
Fun is over! babies cost money lots of money I had My first daughter when I was 20 and going to college and it was almost impossible to get done but I did. wait till you're financially stable before you start a family, that way it'll be easier, I can't say it'll be a breeze because its not I've raised three girls! now teenagers and I'm still pretty stressed to the max. children are a gift no doubt but all good things are worth waiting for :)
Financially: Prenatal Vitamins($100 per month for 9 months), Dr. Visits every 2-6 weeks(150 per visit on average), Childbirth (hospital stay 2000-6000, and dr attending 500-1000), Getting a living environment for the child ready...car seat, clothes, crib, blankets, food, diapers, etc (no clue lost count on the math for mine). Then there are the long term...not done with school? won't get good jobs if you don't finish so your pay for the rest of your life is decreased...if you go back to school you will have child care (average 450/month)...for my children I think we spent about $15,000 to get them in the world...if you have any complications it will be much more...one of my friends just had a premie baby and they think the final tally is going to be about $150,000 because their baby spent a month in NICU.
My cousin was 17 when she got pregnant and 18 when she had her baby girl. Sure she loves with her mom at 23, she has a horrible job, she and her mom and her brother are always fighting, and she hates the baby's dad with a passion but other than that she's been very successful.
Enjoy your teens! Real life will set in very soon! As a mother of 3 I love my children but sometimes I want a break. You can't just pon your children off on someone to go have fun. Its hard sometimes but that is the choice I made when I became a mother. Children are a HUGE responsibility. Think thru this very carefully before you decide! Good luck!
I am 20 and pregnant right now, So I can defiantly tell you, you are going to be looked at as a 'restriction' by most of your friends. You won't be able to do a lot that they do, and their ties with you will defiantly not be as pronounced as before. Of course, if you have all the right friends, maybe that won't be a problem for you, who knows!
I was 15 pregnant but I lost ALOT! Friends family freedom and so much more! Then as my son got older I got married and had my second child when I was 20 then hell began! I hated the fact I missed out on growing up so I went back and did everything within a 2 yr separation! I packed my teenage yrs into 2 yrs! I put my family and kids through hell trying to be a teenager! But I've been back with my hubby for 4 yrs and couldn't be happier! On the upside I've got to grow up with my kids and we r very close because I was so young! No one can make that choice for you. Your have to figure things out and put your life on hold:) but my kids are my everything and I wouldn't change one thing!!!
Babies of teen mothers tend to have lower birth weight, more childhood illnesses, more infant mortality, poorer medical care, blindness, deafness, chronic respiratory problems, mental retardation, mental illness, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, hyperactivity,suffer more from hunger and malnourishment; they are exposed to more violence, and have more delayed development than children born to older mothers. Also, daughters of teen mothers are more likely to become teen moms themselves and their sons are more likely to end up in prison. Teen pregnancy results in unstable marriages, poverty, lack of education and child abuse/neglect. Then there are the emotional effects of denial, which could lead to preventing a girl from getting medical care. Guilt, leading to severe depression. It really shows the value of God's admonition to "flee from fornication."- 1 Corinthians 6:18.