It is considered absolutely normally for modern women to give birth in their thirties, because many women believe that they need to make a successful career before they could become mothers. On the other hand, the number of women, who give birth at a very young age, grows every year too. Some of such teenagers become mothers to many children.
Pamela, a 17-year-old girl from Argentina , gave birth to her first child at age 14. She delivered triplets a year later, became pregnant again in less than two years and delivered triplets again.
Pamela’s parents are desperate. The only source of income in the young family is the children’s allowance. The father of Pamela’s children left them; the couple is not officially married. To crown it all, Pamela does not go to school because of her large family.
The young mother addressed to several local hospitals after the birth of her first triplets with a request to have the fallopian tubes ligation. She was denied since such operations are legally allowed only when a woman reaches full age.
Pamela was taking hormonal medications not to have an unwanted pregnancy. The drugs did not work, and the girl became pregnant again.
Pamela’s story speaks for itself. The majority of young mothers, who give birth at 13-16 years of age, are forced to quit school and start working. As a rule, such women become single mothers because young men prefer to stay away from responsibility. If a young mother finds herself completely alone, with no one to help her, not even her own parents, the little ones most often spend their childhood in orphanages
Strange as it may seem, Britain is the country that has the largest number of teen mothers. Many of them decided not to abort their babies and think that they made the right choice despite all difficulties.
Danielle, a 22-year-old mother, is one of them. She gave birth to her daughter at age 14. Now Danielle studies fashion, although she had to quit school five years ago because of her pregnancy.
Danielle moved in with her boyfriend, Brandon, who was already a father of a two-year-old girl. The couple broke up soon after the birth of the baby, but the young father visits his baby on a regular basis.
Danielle says that she does not have any regrets about having her baby. When she hugs her little daughter, all other problems get lost in the background, she says.
It goes without saying that Danielle’s story is most likely an exception. It is generally believed that teenagers become pregnant and give birth to children because of their inexperience and silliness. That is why people prefer to disapprove and reject young mothers.
It is worthy of note that young Muscovites (aged 14-15) gave birth to 60 babies in 2006 alone. About 10,000 teenage women become pregnant in Moscow every year, and most of them decide to abort their babies.