Contact Info

  • 119 Church Street Rainbow City, AL 35906
  • Phone: (256) 442-6101
  • Fax: (256) 442-6104
  • 24/7 Option Line: 800-395-HELP

Office Hours

  • Monday-Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am until 12:00pm and 1:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Wednesday-Friday 9:00am until 12:00pm

Unexpected Pregnancy - For the Mom

So You Are Going To Be A Mom

Facing an unplanned teen pregnancy can be hard. The effects of teenage pregnancy are not limited to having to decide whether or not to keep the baby, how to cope with motherhood or whether to make an adoption plan. One of the most immediate effects of teen pregnancy is how the growing baby changes a teenager’s body as well as their lifestyle. Because a teen’s body immediately begins the process of carrying a child and preparing for childbirth, a teenager needs to consider the effect that her physical activities may have on her developing baby. A variety of activities common to teens may have a negative effect on a developing baby:

  • Drinking alcoholic beverages
  • Smoking cigarettes or marijuana
  • Lack of sleep
  • Unhealthy eating patterns

Other physical changes that take place as her uterus expands may impact things as simple as clothing choices or her ability to safely participate in sports. This means that an average teenage girl will need to speak with her doctor about what activities need to be limited during her pregnancy as well as what changes she might need to make to her diet.

Emotional Effects of Teen Pregnancy

Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can be scary and confusing. Some of the emotions that you may encounter when facing an unplanned pregnancy are:

  • Initial excitement
  • Confusion
  • Fear
  • Resentment
  • Frustration

It’s a natural response for you to think about and want to protect the baby that is growing inside you. It is also natural for you to be scared and confused about how to deal with this unplanned pregnancy. To find out about the free and confidential help that is available, please contact us by calling the office at {global:company_phone} during office hours or after hours at {global:company_toll_free} or by using the contact form on our Contact Us page.