The adolescence itself is a very difficult phase and troubled to go and deal with, especially when the hormones start to bubble, and no one can hold. Therefore, all care, precaution and counseling are welcome to avoid an unwanted teenage pregnancy.
Teenage pregnancy is considered risky until the age of 21 , because the girl’s body is still in the maturation and development phase until that period and when they occur they can have many consequences for the lives of the adolescents in question, in addition to the health factor .
In today’s world, early pregnancy has grown at an alarming rate, even though there are campaigns and more awareness campaigns in the public health network and in schools in general, in addition to the health centers to distribute condoms free of charge and the subject to be addressed above all in pregnancy in adolescence so clearly.
The advice of parents is paramount for this phase, talk without fear and taboos may be the best way to prevent young people end up anticipating their lives and having to face a teenage pregnancy . Leaving your dreams in the background to have to take care of the life that will be responsible from that moment.
IMPORTANT: As much as the baby is assumed by the couple of teenagers and they say they do not regret the pregnancy. Teenage pregnancy makes them miss out on life’s great opportunities.
In addition to the responsibility they will have to acquire brutally, teenage pregnancy has health risks , such as:
- Baby with low weight
- Iron shortage and profound anemia
- High pressure
And there is still a risk and difficulty during childbirth , as it is an infantile bone structure and not yet fully developed, it may make it impossible for the baby to pass through the vaginal canal, having to resort to an emergency cesarean section.
How Does Early Pregnancy Harm?
In general, the main factors that will be harmed in the lives of teenagers are studies, the professional and even getting to know life better, new people. When pregnancy occurs in adolescence, some stop studying , others end up being forced to have a more serious relationship due to responsibility, others already choose to abort and some cases even abandon the baby.
But 90% of cases are left for grandparents to take care of and assume a responsibility that is not theirs, while teenage parents still want to enjoy life and live normally as if nothing had happened.
How to Prevent Teen Pregnancy?
This is a phase and a very complicated subject for some parents to talk about, but the ideal is that all kinds of clarification of doubts be done within the home. If you already notice that your daughter or son is in a phase of flirting, of knowledge of the body and with the hormones overflowing, the time has come to invite him to sit down and have a good conversation about his sex life.
How to take care not to catch possible diseases and how to prevent an unwanted teenage pregnancy and everything else you find relevant. Many teenagers, especially girls, end up getting pregnant due to lack of knowledge and often because of an active sex life hidden from their parents. In schools they learn about condoms, contraceptives , but in practice there are many doubts about how to use them.
We will mention some important points that should be explained in detail for young people who already have an active sex life or who will start that, following carefully, they will avoid teenage pregnancy.
Condoms are distributed free of charge at health posts
Condom – Should be placed on the correct side, being careful not to get air and prevent it from bursting or puncture. It must be removed at the end of the sexual act and discarded in garbage. In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies, condoms prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
Birth control pill – there are several types and brands of contraceptives on the market, should be prescribed by a gynecologist after consultation. A pill must be taken every day at the same time, and forgetting cannot occur and at the end of the pack, leaving a week of “rest” to occur during menstruation.
Spermicide – Product sold in pharmacies, which is used to kill sperm during sex. It must be used before starting intercourse and must be used together with a condom
Many girls use the tabelinha, withdrawal and even “duchinha” method , but it is proven that these are not reliable methods and that pregnancy is possible when used, so the use of these methods should be in addition to safe methods as mentioned above.
There is also the morning-after pill , which must be taken with care and in situations of extreme emergency , such as when a condom breaks during ejaculation or in cases of extreme importance such as rape. But the pill must be taken within 72 hours, the sooner you take it the greater its effectiveness.
The pill taken twice a month may lose its effect , as well as taken frequently, pregnancy may occur normally, so it is not recommended to use it that way. If teenagers are well educated, counseled and aware of the risks they are taking, the chance of a teenage pregnancy will possibly decrease.
Parents what to do?
In the case of a mother of girls, if you feel safe for that, why not visit a gynecologist with your daughter and clear all her doubts in a clearer and safer way? A good relationship of parents and children can avoid major upheavals, even though the birth of a child is always a gift from God. A pregnancy in a programmed way, after professional fulfillment and life is already financially structured is and will always be much better.
Questions from Readers:
How to face a teenage pregnancy?
The best way to face a teenage pregnancy is to assume your responsibility and mainly communicate to your parents so that prenatal care can start as soon as possible. Each family has its own way of reacting but care during pregnancy is essential, so never run away or postpone the pregnancy news
How do parents deal with teenage pregnancy?
For parents it really is a very complicated situation, since the dreams and plans for their child are running away from the “expected schedule”. Each father and mother has their own way of dealing with the situation. Some may react aggressively, others to be unresponsive and others to give immediate support. The ideal is not to wait too long at the beginning, since any family will need to “get over it” in the beginning.
What is the age group most at risk of a teenage pregnancy?
Teenage pregnancies are considered to be pregnancies in girls aged 10 to 19 years, being at greater risk at the age of 10 to 14 years due to lack of body preparation in addition to the structure not yet prepared to develop a baby. From 14 to 19 years of age, there are lower risks, but this is the age group with the highest pregnancy rates.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.