Unplanned Pregnancy

May is Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month. What can you do?

According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, nearly 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before the age of 20. In 2012, 305,388 teens (ages 15-19) gave birth. Meanwhile, about 18% of women obtaining abortions are teenagers (i.e. about 200,000). Due to these high numbers, many people are rightly concerned about the need for education and resources for these young women. How do we prevent teen pregnancy from happening in the first place? How do we teach ... Read more

A Mother’s Day Beginning

According to History.com, celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to ... Read more

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Are you sitting here right now thinking, “Oh My God, what do I do?” I know you may be in shock, feeling scared, confused, angry, and alone. What are my parents going to say?  What will my boyfriend say?  No one can know. You are going to be okay.  And your baby is going to be okay.  BOTH of you are LOVED by God and He has a purpose for BOTH of you. Don’t go anywhere.  Please listen to my story.  It wasn’t that long ... Read more

Teen Pregnancy Impact On Nations

According to research by The Medical Institute the impact  of teen pregnancies is wreaking havoc on the health of our youth.  Below are FAQ  & statistics co Frequently Asked Questions What is the impact of nonmarital teenage pregnancy? Generally speaking, how old are males who father nonmarital births? How serious is the sexually transmitted infection epidemic? What is the difference between "reported" and "estimated" STI cases? How many STIs are there and what are their names? How many people in America are infected with an STI? Are many ... Read more

Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy

The Problem: The future does not often hold great promise for a teenage mother and her child. Complex issues and problems are plaguing our communities: fatherlessness,  homelessness, abandonment, poverty, health issues, lack of education, job skills and health issues effect our teens in America – black and white. Two out of three pregnant teenagers drop out of school. With education cut short, the teenage mother lacks critical job skills. The income of teen mothers is half that of those who first gave birth in ... Read more

How To Succeed As A Teenage Parent

5 Tips On How To Succeed In Life Success can be measured in many ways. The world would say that success is money, cars, glamour, good looks, big house and job, but countless young teen moms know that it takes hard work to juggle two to three jobs, provide quality and safe day care, ride mass transit to and from errands and find the right community services that support single parenting. They also say that success is measured in happiness, peace and ... Read more

What Is A Maternity Home?

What is a Maternity Home? Because of our own daughters unplanned pregnancy as a college freshman, we heard about a maternity home in Texas through a family friend. I did not know these residences existed, but her father and I wanted her to be in a safe environment where she could continue with her life out of the fishbowl of our town and continue with her college education as she planned for the birth of her child. It was a place we ... Read more

Are You Ready To Be A Teenage Parent?

Unplanned pregnancy does not mean making uninformed decisions. We all make decisions and choices on an hourly basis. Lfe is a forever decision Teen audiences around the globe are speaking out on the subject of teen pregnancy and unplanned parenting.  Thousands are saying NO to casual sex, knowing that the consequences can easily lead to early parenting.  They are waiting for the right time with maturity and forethought of what starting a family at 15, 16, 18 really means.. Remember the choice to have sex is also a responsibility 8 HARD ... Read more

10 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

What's best for your baby? With your current education can you earn a living on your wages? List item three List item four Can you provide safe housing for yourself and your baby? Do you have reliable transportation?  Or will you have the finances to take mass transit? Do you have family support? Can you afford child care? Can you afford healthcare for you and your child? Will you be able to go back to school? How will you be able to afford your bills with your current job position? Can you ... Read more

Maternity Home Locator

Find a Maternity Home Near You: Click on a state or list maternity homes by country to view maternity homes listed in the National Association of Maternity Homes Directory     [block title="Videos"][player ... Read more
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