Personal Essay on Teen Pregnancy
When it comes to teen pregnancy, there
is no stereotype. Some teens can be persuaded into waiting. Others will have an
opinion about sex and not change their minds for anyone. All teens have their
own opinions about everything that they do and don't do. One teen might be the
result of a teenage pregnancy and choose to wait. On the other hand, they might
think that it is no big deal.
Being a teen mom myself opened my eyes to
many things. I got pregnant, partially out of choice - I thought that a baby would
bring me and my fiancé closer together. It was mostly an accident though.
There was nothing that my parents or anyone else could have said to stop me from
having sex. I was engaged to the man of my dreams and gave myself to him entirely.
Sometimes, the teen parents stay together, but unfortunately, as in my
case, they often do not. The father of my child was just as excited and was looking
forward to the birth of our son, just as much as I was. We had many plans for
the future. We had already known each other for approximately four years, dated
for around three years, and were engaged for a little over two years, before my
baby was born. Everything was going great. Our love was only strengthened by my
pregnancy. Once we found out that I was having a boy, the father was even more
He now lives in Nebraska, with his girlfriend of three months.
He has only seen his son two times, since he was born. He was also called three
times. It is so difficult for me in some ways, but easier in others.
had to go through the delivery without him. The baby had jaundice, and I had to
go through that alone. I also had to experience my son nearly dying from a blockage
that he had developed in his lungs and airway.
I am very proud of myself.
I stayed in school until the day I had my son. I took one week off and then went
back to school. Many parents are no as supportive as mine are. Mine let me stay
with them. They never once made me think about abortion or even adoption. They
even watch him, while I attend school and take part in school functions. A majority
of girls are kicked out of their parent's home, unless they follow their parents'
I lucked out in some aspects but suffered in others. If I knew
that I was going to have the same baby and end up in the same position that I
am now, I would do it all over again.
I know that just telling most teens
to wait, to have sex, won't change their minds. I don't want to tell anyone what
they should and should not do. They would probably feel that I was bossing them
around and sticking my nose where it does not belong. I just wanted to shed some
light on the many experiences that, at least some teens, go through when they
are put in a situation similar to my own.Tera
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it comes to teen pregnancy, there is no stereotype."