it depends on whether they put forth the effort after the pregnancy to catch up in school. i know a girl who got pregnant her freshman year and she is fine.
It isn't ruined but it is dramatically changed.
Not necessarily. She can always continue her education later. My last college was full of non-traditional students.
Her life is only ruined if she is too much of a spoiled, self centered brat to care for her child. But if she maintains her maturity enough to woman up to the task, it could simply be the best road she ever took.
That's just nuts. Young women are perfectly adapted physically and emotionally for making babies by millions of years of evolution. For all of human history our ancestors recognized that adaptation and supported young women. Only in the past century and a half of organized feminist hate war on families have people somehow gotten the crazy notion that young women should be blocked from doing what Mother Nature evolved them to do, what a million generations of their mothers have done. <br />
The highest rate of "teen pregnancy" recorded in the US since data has been collected was in 1957. Almost all of the young women were happily married mothers raising good families.<br />
A young woman can have it all by having her children during her biological baby making years. She will have several decades after her children are grown to get a college degree or a career or whatever. If she tries to do it the other way around Mother Nature soon takes away her ability to bear children. That is the real "ruin" of a woman's life.
It doesn't mean her entire life is ruined, but her choices and options are limited.
Few teen parents are intellectually and emotionally capable of raising a child. They are children themselves. The impact of having a baby as a teen CAN be devastating. But there are choices. Adoption can be painful, but less so than abortion. The child gets a good home with hopefully mature, stable, and loving parents who desperately want a child.
When the choice is made to keep and raise the child, the mother's life becomes far more complicated. Lets be honest, being a teen girl is hard enough -- getting an education, having fun, learning about who they are and what they want in life. In fact, many young women go through crises in their late 20s and early 30s, questioning the decisions they have made, the relationships they have committed to and so forth. Having a baby as a teen precludes many of the possible choices the young woman can pursue, the "fun" she can have, even the men she finds attractive being willing to consider a relationship with a woman with a child.
Strong support from a parent or grandparent is essential to the young woman having any chance at all of a "normal" life. But that in itself can cause problems as daughter and mother both bond to the baby creating conflicts. Further, while the teen mother feels she has the right to make all of the decisions regarding her child, she herself is still dependent upon her parents financial and emotional support.
not at all, makes her stronger as her maternal instincts kick in <br />
Hopefully her partner is also one to step up to the plate and help