|QUOTE (Digïtál £vîl @ Feb 6 2008, 18:11)|
I think what a lot of people don't consider is the physical and emotional toll that it takes on the female. Even if the female does not want to keep the child in the first place. A woman's hormones adjust and change drastically as she goes through her various stages of pregnancy.
Also, when a woman gives birth, medical evidence shows that a mother's connection to her child is not just emotional but also chemically based. Which means that sometimes it is difficult for a mother to give up her child (especially a teenage mother, whose hormones are already out of whack). This can have a very emotional toll on a young mother, even if she plans to give up the child in the first place which can result in a lot of feelings, including PostPartum Depression.
Not to forget mentioning that the emotional stress induced on her during her pregnancy if she tries to stay in college while going through it will be hard enough as well. Oh and the whole mess with her vagina never being the same after the birth (yeah it usually ends up being torn in some form or another. But you guys considered all of those things when you talk about it, right?
Adoption isn't a bad idea, but if they are considering it, they need to think of ALL the issues involved.
My point exactly. Their choice is their choice, and if they are smart enough to focus on all the right choices and factors, then the right decision will be made.
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