Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Being a teenager and finding out you are expecting a baby, especially if the pregnancy is unintended and not wanted, can put enormous stress on you and your family. However, there is support available to help you to make the wisest choice for you at this time.
Young, poor and pregnant: Teen mums in the Philippines
How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did
Every time you go shopping, you share intimate details about your consumption patterns with retailers. And many of those retailers are studying those details to figure out what you like, what you need, and which coupons are most likely to make you happy. Target , for example, has figured out how to data-mine its way into your womb, to figure out whether you have a baby on the way long before you need to start buying diapers. Charles Duhigg outlines in the New York Times how Target tries to hook parents-to-be at that crucial moment before they turn into rampant -- and loyal -- buyers of all things pastel, plastic, and miniature. He talked to Target statistician Andrew Pole -- before Target freaked out and cut off all communications -- about the clues to a customer's impending bundle of joy. Target assigns every customer a Guest ID number, tied to their credit card, name, or email address that becomes a bucket that stores a history of everything they've bought and any demographic information Target has collected from them or bought from other sources.
When Your Teen Is Having a Baby
If your daughter is pregnant and planning to have the baby, many changes await your family. And though it's certainly not what most parents expect, it happens every day: nearly , teenage girls in the United States give birth every year. If your teen is about to become a mother or your son has fathered a child , it can be overwhelming for all of you. How can you support your child through the challenges that lie ahead? If you have just learned that your teen is having a baby, you're probably experiencing a wide range of emotions, from shock and disappointment to grief and worry about the future.
Puerto Princesa, the Philippines — Angela was just 14 the first time she got pregnant. Her first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but Angela is now a mother of four. Her youngest child is just a week old. While teen pregnancy rates in most countries are declining, the numbers are rising in the Philippines. According to reports, about Filipino teenagers become mothers every day.