For many teenage girls, finding out that they are pregnant is the scariest day of their lives. A young girl has so many different thoughts running around in her head when she find out that she is going to be a mother. One of the first things they have to do is tell their mother and father and their boyfriend. Emotions can run high and tempers can flair when a teen tells their parents they are having a baby. This is because parents are scared for their unwed teenage daughter and that can show it’s self with anger.
It can be scary to learn your teen is going to be a mother. Parents have a hard time thinking of their teens as no more than little children. No parent wants to worry about how their teen will afford baby bath, formula, and the tons of daily diapers a baby will go through. Just last week they were buying acne wash for their teen and now they have to take them to a doctor because they are pregnant.
This can be overwhelming to any parent. It is then time to tell the boyfriend. Most teens will get one of two reactions. The teenage boyfriend will want no part of it or he will be willing to be there for mother and child. Many teenage boys revert back to childhood when faced with this much responsibility. They realize that their lives as they know it are about to change drastically.
Some teenage boys can not handle this fact and they choose to have nothing to do with the baby or mother. If this is the case just remember that you don’t need him and you can do this on your own. Do not let him get away with out supporting his child. Once the baby is born take him to court for child support. Supporting his child is his responsibility and he will have to do it whether he wants to or not.
Teen mothers can sometimes be threatened by the fathers that they will take the baby away from them. If the babies father has parents with money the girls start to feel more worried that they may lose their baby. This is not going to happen if you are taking care of your baby properly. Judges do not make a habit of taking babies away from mothers because the father can provide more money.
A baby can be hard work but it is also very rewarding. You may even become overwhelmed at times and that is alright too. Ask family and friends for help if you need it. I’m sure after the initial shock wears off your parents will be over joyed to have their grand child in their lives. There are exceptions but for the most part parents of unwed teen mothers are very supportive.
If your mother and father are still not being supportive then turn to friends or other members of your family for help. After you have spent a whole night awake with a baby that wont stop screaming you can call a cousin, aunt, grandparent, or friend to help you out. You will not believe how supportive some people can be.