When a teenager discovers she is pregnant, often the first reaction is to panic and worry. What will I do? Abort? Or should I keep the baby? How will this affect my relationship with the father, my family and friends?
Relationships aren’t always easy. Some are very special and meant to last forever. Others aren’t so good, and need to be let go of. But, when a baby becomes involved in any kind of relationship, things change, and life can get a little more complicated.
Understanding the purpose of life and the different kinds of relationships we can have is important. We each have our own special mission in life. And we each have our own way of finding it.
Going into your heart and considering why a baby needs to be born might help you sort out your thoughts and feelings. You may become aware of something greater than you ever imagined.
If you are asking yourself this question, you are probably feeling very scared and, perhaps, alone. An unplanned pregnancy can be frightening, but it doesn't have to be a bad experience. Teenagers often ask, “what do I do” or “are there alternatives to abortion?”
If you ever hear a friend say that she has “a pregnancy growing inside her,” you might consider telling her that it’s not a pregnancy that’s in her; it’s a developing human being. And what’s developing is awesome…
At the moment of conception, 46 chromosomes with 30,000 genes combine to determine your sex, facial features, color of your eyes, hair and skin and the many other physical characteristics that make you uniquely you
18 days after conception, your heart begins beating
40 days after conception, your brain starts to function
2 months after conception, you have your own set of unique footprints
6 weeks after conception, your fingers begin to form
And just 9 weeks after conception…you are able to respond to touch
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
Pregnancy : means … the condition of being pregnant.
Embryo: means … the developing human individual from the time of implantation to the end of the eighth week after conception.
Fetus: means … a developing human from usually three months after conception to birth.
Pregnant: means … containing unborn young within the body.
Abortion is … the termination of a pregnancy... resulting in... the death of the embryo or fetus.
Abortion - what women need to know when faced with tough decisions.
An unplanned pregnancy can happen to anyone.
Whether or not to have an abortion is a difficult decision - one she has to live with for the rest of her life. When deciding whether to terminate a pregnancy, it's important to know about the soul, reincarnation and karma.