A. Problem: A fourteen year old girl who is pregnant and all alone with handling her condition. The family is not supporting her in this difficult time and the baby’s father is hardly around.
B. Feelings: The girl got pregnant at the age of 14 and had no clue what to do. People these days seem to talk of only two or three solutions to teen pregnancy, although most people forget another, which is adoption. This is the choice that she has made, which has turned out to be the best yet hardest decision of that she has ever made in her life. She has examined her options and considered what life would be like with a baby. She has decided that she is not yet ready (and in fact will not be ready for several years) to take care of a baby.
C. Goals: Her goals are to learn to care for herself and the baby, continue her education, and find a job so that she can become self-sufficient
2. Data Collection
A. Problem: A fourteen year old girl is pregnant without any family support. She is very confused and scared of what is going to happen to her between now and the time the baby is born.
Person: A fourteen-year-old girl who is scared and confused because she is pregnant.
Environment: Her home environment is not a very healthy one. Her parents do not approve of her being pregnant and as a result they do not support her.
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Question by Junie: What causes teen girls to ignore a pregnancy until the birth?
I’m talking about the occasional case of a young woman who somehow ignores a pregnancy until a baby suddenly arrives. This often ends in tragedy when the girl panics and abandons the child. What influences could lead to this behavior?
1) On a small scale – what sort of family dynamics might she have, what sort of personality, etc. What might pre-dispose a young woman to ignoring a pregnancy?
2) On a larger scale, is our society somehow leading to this problem? Is there such shame involved with teen pregnancy? Is it a lack of resources for mothers? Is it an emphasis on career over motherhood? Or, could it be an emphasis on avoiding abortion? Any and all ideas are welcome.
A pregnancy is often not seen as a blessing, even for women with adequate resources. Even a surprise pregnancy in a 25 year old with a job is greeted with “oh no!” by friends and family. That’s what I mean by “an emphasis on career over motherhood”.
Answer by uz
if the teen is really young and hasn’t started having REGULAR periods, the skipped periods may be normal for them. And some of them don’t show, or jsutify the changes enough not to realize that they really are pregnant. I know an adult woman with PCO who did not know about her pregnancy till she went into labor. I see how that could be a blessing
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