Teen Pregnancy

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Colleen Grider
9/20/13
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Teen Pregnancy My life changed completely on Friday, May 24, 2013. It was the day after graduation. I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. All of a sudden, a rush of emotions came over me. I was scared, nervous, anxious, and worried. I had no idea what this really meant, or what I was going to do. I am only eighteen years old. I haven’t lived enough life to care for another human being that way. How was I to even tell my own parents? I knew it would crush them. This whole experience has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever gone through. It’s a constant struggle, but has also brought so much joy along the way. Pregnancy is a true blessing yet also takes on a whole new level of responsibility. Bringing a baby into this world takes a lot of work, energy, time, love, and affection. You have to worry about the food you eat, what you drink, the medicine you take, what kind of activities you are involved in, and the air your breath. You have to work hard to try to have the healthiest baby. And you just hope that you can give this baby everything it needs and deserves. I don’t understand how someone cannot take care of themselves, when they are carrying another life, when so much affects the baby. I have realized, recently, that teenage pregnancy has become very prevalent, especially with high school girls. I know I am not the first person this has ever happened to and I know I won’t be the last. This is not something I ever intended to happen but I am determined to make the best of the situation. Every girl thinks that it won’t happen to them and that they will get lucky. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Many girls who get pregnant at such a young age get judged, and are ridiculed for what has come upon them. It’s sad to see girls go through this pain and suffering. Pregnancy is supposed to be a beautiful thing, not something to be

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