Today, we want to explain about the effect of teen pregnancy. Although teen pregnancy obviously affects teenagers, especially young mother, more than anyone, there are consequences for the whole family. From the time the pregnancy test is positive, the effects are felt in all involved.

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Tough decisions
When pregnancy occurs in adolescence, the family often has to meet to decide whether parents should keep the baby, ending the pregnancy and give the baby up for adoption. Parents may have to help guide teens to make that decision, and the whole family will have to face the consequences.


Loss of confidence
Discovering that your daughter is sexually active can be a real blow to their relationship, especially if she told you it was not.

Teenage pregnancy is considered high risk, and worry about the health of the young mother and baby can cause stress on the entire family.

Changing relations
Parents of teen parents must get used to the idea that their children are now responsible for another person. The limits and rules must be adjusted to reflect the new relationships as these young parents need a balance of youth and responsibility.

Financial worries
Most teens are not prepared to support themselves, and are even less able to keep a baby. Parents of teens often end up providing at least some financial support for the baby, which can cause difficulties, especially in low-income families.

Positive effects
Sometimes troubled teens decide to change their lives when they become parents. Seeing the positive changes in the young mother can reduce stress in the family. In adolescence there is often turbulent times for children and parents, and join to care for a new baby can show both sides can work together.