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Pregnant Pause By Sarah Davies Isn’t it funny, the minute you think you have everything sorted, life throws you a curve ball and you are back to square one. Rewind back to May 2007. I was in my final year of a Communication’s degree at University, completing an internship at one of Australia’s most prestigious advertising agencies in North Sydney. Developing an instant rapport with the entire team I wasn’t surprised when my account manager asked me to come
Fifteen, Pregnant and No Idea By Stacey Currie Growing up without my Mum was difficult in many ways. I missed out on all those mother-daughter chats, even the one about the birds and the bees. I wasn’t aware of the consequences of having sex and I didn’t know the symptoms of pregnancy. I had no idea I was pregnant for quite a while. Dad was standing in the kitchen showing me the hernia on his great big belly. I
Support and Socialisation Through Play By Playgroup Australia A growing number of young mums and dads are turning to Playgroups for young parents for peer support and valuable socialisation for their children. These parents in their teens and early twenties, are setting aside a few hours each week to attend Playgroup with their babies and before school age children. What is Playgroup? Playgroup is for children aged from birth until they are old enough to attend school. While this
The Power Program for Pregnant Teenagers Teenage pregnancy has been looked at as a controversial topic for decades. The trends and practices have indeed changed over time but one thing is still undebated: the young mothers and the babies born out of those pregnancies need optimal support to thrive and have the best chances in life. Psychosocial issues Most teen pregnancies are unplanned with the young mother and father engaged in unsafe lifestyles which include, smoking, drinking and drug
By Jennifer Livingston You can't believe it. You've just discovered that your teenage daughter is pregnant. You may find yourself filled with worry for both your daughter and her unborn child, or you may even be angry at your daughter and the situation. Even though you may be filled with conflicting emotions, remember that your daughter needs you to stay calm and help her explore her options and find ways to remain healthy during the duration of her pregnancy.