What to do if you become pregnant
By Nicole (eumoirous)
Discovering that you are pregnant can be a very scary and overwhelming experience. Many questions may arise and it can be difficult to know which ones to deal with right away. Who do you tell first? What are your options? What will your parents think? The best thing to do is break this up into steps and tackle one thing at a time. Most importantly, remember that no matter what you decide, there are always avenues of support and you...
Am I pregnant?
By Nicole (eumoirous)
Fearing that you may become pregnant is very common, especially when you first become sexually active. Most barriers or hormones to prevent pregnancy are up to 99% effective, which means that although the chances of becoming pregnant are extremely low, it is still possible. If you suspect that you might be having symptoms of pregnancy, the first thing you should do is to remain calm.
Symptoms and signs
Among the most common signs, the one that...
3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Kids to Listen
By James Lehman
This piece was written by one of TeenHelp's partners - Empowering Parents - who help to support parents struggling with their children. While this was written from and for the perspective of parents, building mutual trust and respect is a two way street, so we hope you will find this helpful in improving the relationship you have with your parents.
Getting kids to listen is one of the most frustrating and difficult...
Finding out that you are going to be a father
By Lyndsee (Heartlines.)
You just found out you're going to be a father. Your emotions are all over the place; you might be shocked, happy, anxious, or upset. You have a lot of questions: "How are we going to afford this child?" "Do we keep it?" "Is it mine?" These are all natural emotions to feel and questions to have. The way in which one reacts or feels can depend on the person, the relationship with the mother, things going on in one's...
Wanting to be a teenage mum
By Hester (Peppermint Tea.♥)
It is very common for a teenager to want a child. You see a new mother pushing her tiny one in a pushchair and you get that overwhelming desire to have one of your own. Teenage parenthood is all the rage at the moment. With programmes like Teen Mom being aired with massive ratings, itís no wonder that the Internet is full of teenagers with aspirations to become young parents. If you look on any teen help forum youíll likely find...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 8 (February 2010).
Types of Births
Having a child can be a frightening experience. Doctors, needles, babies, procedures, and lists of things to remember loom over your head. Youíre going to be a mom, bringing a baby into the world. Itís best to be informed about the types of births, where you can deliver, and who can and should be there with you to make the experience as comfortable as possible.