Hey everyone! If you seen the title then you know it is time to discuss another monthly topic by Young Moms YOUnite.
Disclaimer: This is just my view/opinion. I am 21 years old with a 2 month old baby. You can go to http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/
May Topic: What advice would you give a Teen who wants a baby?
This is a very important topic because today there are many teens becoming teen moms, it's important to know that you can prevent this from happening.....
My advice to a teen would be that it's normal for women to want to have a baby but as a teen you should enjoy being a teenager and wait till you are at least out of high school. You should first be in a stable and healthy relationship. Second be financially stable which means have a house or a apartment first, get a car, etc. You need to make sure you can support a baby because babies comes with a lot of responsibility and they are not cheap. It's important to have a job so you can support a baby. I just want to say also that a baby will not fix a relationship so if you think maybe that's why you want a baby then maybe you should talk to your partner about what ya'll should work on. Make goals and just be a teenager because once you have a baby your teen days are over. No more staying out late, No more partying, No more sleeping in late. Once a baby is born you have to be responsible because that baby relies on you to take care of it and if you can't take care of yourself then you should wait to have a baby. You don't want to be a statistic. By waiting till your older makes you have a more stable life to support for a baby.
I don't judge teen moms everything happens for a reason. You can though prevent teen pregnancy please talk to your parents about sex and safety. You can control the outcome. Don't let guys pressure you always be safe with sex. Protect your self. Don't have a baby unless your 100% sure you can support, care, and provide for a baby.
Teen Pregnancy is 100% preventable. Research about condoms and birth control for more information.