If you’ve just found out you are pregnant, you are probably experiencing a lot of feelings at the moment. You might be scared, overwhelmed, or even upset. Perhaps you aren’t sure how to tell your parents about the pregnancy. You may also be nervous about telling the father of the baby and your friends.
Though you are stressed right now, everything will be okay.
Firstly, you have the strength to tell your parents you are pregnant as a teenager. Though telling your family about an unexpected pregnancy is difficult, you can build the courage to do it. Be sure, though, to stick to your convictions. Do you want to keep the baby? Do you want to place the baby for adoption? It’s important you make the decision that is right for you.
Moreover, you have a future to look forward to ―whether or not you choose to keep your baby or not. In fact, there are college scholarships available for birthmothers.
Though you may be scared now, things will work out in the end. Do you want to raise your baby and provide him or her with a loving home? Would you like to place your baby with a loving family who can take care of him or her? The choice is yours.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of ten inspirational teen pregnancy quotes to inspire you, help you through this difficult time, and encourage you to make a decision that is right for you!
Heartfelt Teen Pregnancy Quotes
1. You Are Stronger Than You Think
“You can be a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. It’s been sleepless nights and constant nappy changes, but that’s fine, it’s all part of it… But you have just got to take a step back and realize that you have just got to ride with the waves. Once you have your baby in your arms, it is genuinely all worth it.
“A lot of times I wish I could be a normal teenager – still attending school – but for me, there’s a lot to look forward to. It’s not all about having a normal teenagehood, it’s about having a different one.”
2. Your Path to Success Still Exists
“I hope that teen moms realize that their path to success still exists, and the only way to achieve it is to make the decision to go after it.”
― Alicia T. Bowens, L.O.V.E. for Teen Moms: You Can Still Have Lives of Vision & Empowerment
3. A New Future
“Being a young mom means we met a little early. But it also means I get to love you a little longer. Some people said my life ended when I had a baby, but my life had just begun. You didn’t take away from my future. You gave me a new one.”
4. A Poem About Teen Pregnancy
Pregnancy is scary at first,
but my excitement just burst.
The day I found out,
I didn’t have a doubt,
That I have life growing inside me.
This is just meant to be.
I may only be 16 years old,
so people may be cold
and not be proud.
But I’ll stand my ground and speak loud.
Age is only a number in my mind.
Not everyone in this world can be kind.
For all other young mothers, stay strong.
Don’t let others make you believe it’s wrong.
That you are about to bring a life into this world.
Just let your feelings gradually be unfurled.
You have so little time and so much to do,
Don’t forget to make sure you care a lot about you.
5. It’s the Start of a Life
“I wouldn’t suggest that anyone fall pregnant as a teen, but it is actually not the end of the world. It’s the start of a life. I love my son, and I do what is best for him.”
6. Adoption is a Loving Gift
“You are making another family extremely happy, and you may not even realize it. I knew it, but it wasn’t until I saw the three of them together that next morning that I realized all their dreams had come true, and it was thanks to me and my sacrifice for them. Keep that in mind, when you make your choice ―if you can’t give the baby the love or life that you wish you could, there is a family that can.”
―Lona, American Adoptions Birth Mother
7. A Little More to Learn, But Still Lovely Parents
“In truth, though, I think I’m a great mom, and I know that my son is crazy about me. I definitely don’t want to promote teen pregnancy; believe me, it’s not easy at all. But I truly believe that having Tyler has made me into a better person. And I’d like the world to know that teenage moms can be every bit as caring, loving, and perfect or imperfect as any other mother. We’re parents too, and we’re just like other parents—only a little bit younger and with a little bit more to learn.”
8. A Million Ways to Be a Good Mother
“The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”
9. I Chose Adoption Because I Love My Baby
“I chose adoption for my baby not because I didn’t want her, but because I love her.”
―Sandra, American Adoptions Birth Mother
10. The Story of a Teen Mom
Sometimes it’s nice to listen to other teen moms’ stories. It can help you learn what it’s like to be pregnant as a teenager and the effect it can have on your life. It can also help you make decisions regarding your pregnancy. Pregnant at Prom: My Life as a Teen Mom is a first-hand account of Kirstin Fitzgerald, who became pregnant during her senior year of high school.
She describes what it was like to tell her parents and friends about her pregnancy and how the pregnancy affected her relationship with her boyfriend. She admits that while she faced many challenges, the joy she has from caring for her son, Tavin, outweighs them all. Though she decides to keep her baby, she still went to college to become a nurse.
While this article is too long of a quote to put here, it’s a great read for teen moms who are in similar situations!
“And that’s how I learned my own strength. I discovered how wonderful it is to be a mom. I do wish I had him later on in life, and I do feel like it’s my fault that his dad isn’t here. But, we’re doing just fine without him… I started realizing over these years that all those things in high school were worth giving up because I have Tavin now. He’s a happy kid, and I’m so very lucky. I’m a better person because of him.”
Talk to a Professional
We hope that these ten teen pregnancy quotes have inspired you to make the best decision for you and your unique circumstances.
Here at Texas Adoption Center, we provide support to expectant mothers who choose to place their babies for adoption. Though you are a teenager, you have the right to explore your options: keeping the baby, adoption, or abortion. Even though you may not be an adult yet, you have parental rights over your baby. That means you get to choose what option you like best.
Even though you may be overwhelmed with your situation, it’s important to reflect on your feelings, listen to your heart, and come to a resolution that will allow you to be at peace with yourself.
If you are considering adoption, Texas Adoption Center can help you make a decision that is right for you. If you choose adoption, we will help you select the type of adoption. In an open adoption, you choose the family who adopts your baby, and you choose what kind of relationship you want with the family.
Here at Texas Adoption Center, we can also help you financially and emotionally. If you need transportation assistance to get to and from your doctor’s appointments, we can help. We can also provide you with medical care and health insurance. If you need support, we can help.
We are a modern adoption center with warm, down-to-earth adoption professionals. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at 512-893-7943.