By Amy Kramer of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Maci definitely didn’t see her third pregnancy coming: In the course of tonight’s Teen Mom OG premiere, the young mother thought she had gained weight (understandable given that after two children and just developing up, your physique goes by means of lots of adjustments). That was the case, but not the whole story.
And when her fiancé Taylor asked her if she may possibly be pregnant once again (relive the scene under), she thinks he’s crazy.
“Have you lost your mind?” she declared. “We’d have two little ones beneath two. We’d need a bigger auto, a bigger house….” He suggested she take a pregnancy test, and she recalled her encounter with Bentley.
“I took a pregnancy test when I was 16 and didn’t cry then, but if this 1 says positive…” she began. Needless to say, the test was optimistic.
We all remember Maci’s initial pregnancy, back when she was in higher college and dating Ryan (it is how 16 and Pregnant started). But unplanned pregnancy amongst ladies in their early 20s is really a lot much more widespread than it is amongst teens.
Ladies ages 20-24 are 4 occasions much more probably to have an unintended pregnancy than girls ages 15-17. To place it another way: Amongst 15-17 year-olds, only about 20 out of each 1,000 girls have an unplanned pregnancy each and every year. For ladies 20-24, it’s 81 out of 1,000. If you consider about it, that tends to make sense considering that women in their 20s have more sex than teens do.
We all know about teen pregnancy, but unplanned pregnancy among young ladies can be just as discombobulating. Often even much more so. Usually occasions, girls in their early 20s are just studying how to live on their own, they’re not in committed relationships and they’re not financially steady. Not exactly the best circumstances for bringing a child into the planet. Maci’s scenario is different. Despite the fact that she was not organizing for this pregnancy, she’s in a strong connection, she’s got a steady earnings and she has encounter getting a parent currently.
The bottom line is that unplanned pregnancy takes place a lot. Amongst single ladies in their 20s, seven out of 10 pregnancies are unplanned. And the only way to avoid adding a brand-new addition, in addition to not obtaining sex at all, is to use birth handle meticulously and consistently. Find out what methods may well operate for you at Bedsider.org. And tune in to the next episode of Teen Mom OG on Monday at ten/9c to see how everybody else reacts to Maci’s news!