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I honestly can’t believe this is going on, but teens are partaking in something called a “pregnancy pact” where a group of friends all decide to get pregnant at the same time. There is even a page for this phenomenon on Facebook where teen girls post pictures of their growing pregnant bellies. They are all smiles and proud of this “accomplishment” they have achieved. They also receive tons of support from other teens on the page for making this pact. These pacts are not only irresponsible, but they also encourage young girls to partake in unprotected sex. What the heck is going on?

I am having my first child at the age of 26 and although I am prepared in many ways there are still so many anxieties that race through my mind on a daily basis. Being a mother is such a huge responsibility and nothing to be taken lightly. Shows such as “Teen Pregnancy” have obviously played a part in making these young girls think that being pregnant is something cool. Bringing a child into this world is far from a fad, but more and more teen girls are treating it as such.

I remember a time when becoming pregnant as a teen was something to be terrified of. It was not something young girls aspired to.  Getting pregnant before finishing school wasn’t even a thought.  I knew my mother would give me an old fashion butt whooping if I dared to come home when I was in high school and say I was pregnant…and that it was planned.

This is truly a travesty because babies are bringing babies into this world on purpose not thinking about the difficulties associated with being a teen mother. I have many friends who were teen mothers. They are great mothers, but I also saw how hard it was for them trying to raise a child at such a young age. You have to go from being an immature, carefree teen to a responsible adult in a short amount of time. That is no easy task, especially if you have a minimal amount of help.

What are your views on this pregnancy pact craze?

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  • talulah belle

    All I can say is that many women wish they could have been so “stupid” to get pregnant as a teenager. Better to have done it then, then to wait too long and try to have one late in life and be too old. Do NOT put off having children just because these gals look ridiculous on Facebook (which they most certainly do). The body is not made to wait it out until we are “ready.” Yes, these girls look ignorant and they are just children themselves. But, this is how we are made — biologically. They will likely push out a few of these babies with ease if they so choose. There is a great deal of biological power there with their youth, young eggs and pulsingly balanced hormones. It does not get any easier as we age. And by the time we are ready or meet “Mr. Right Enough,” we could be out of good eggs. In some ways, I wish I was as “stupid” as these gals, although I realize that motherhood is a whole ‘nother can of worms. Just a thought.

  • Tya P

    Im a teen girl myself, and this is so ignorant of girls to think this is “amazing”… Yes you can dress up the babies and give someone love all the time, but that doesnt help the fact you wont always be with the “baby daddy” and you gain so much weight thatll be hard to lose, also maintaining school and work, and have a babysitter when youre not home with your child. -_-‘ not many teens think to much about what they do before they do it.

  • Tequila

    it’s not cute at all to get pregnant at a young age. dont have sex with a guy to make him like you . you have a whole life ahead of you.

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