Teen pregnancy and childbearing bring a substantial social and emotional impact to both the teen parent, their family and their child. The teenage years can be hard enough, adding in pregnancy, all the planning and preparing that comes with it, and it becomes even more of a challenge.
Pregnant teens need guidance and a nurturing environment. When a teen discovers they are pregnant, emotions run extremely high. Feelings such as confusion, fear, and anxiousness of what her future may hold can become overwhelming.
With the help of a therapist the teen and her family can navigate the unknown and build a stronger foundation to build upon. Without the help of a therapist, a teen may having feelings of loneliness and confusion about what to do next to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Therapy can reduce stress within the family and assist the teen in developing healthy coping skills to deal with the growing stress and pressures, helping cultivate a healthy pregnancy.