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Pregnancy and Parenthood

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Being a teenage mother

This is Nicole's story of dealing with an unplanned pregnancy that followed a difficult breakup.

What happened from 13-18

This is a young woman's story of finding the strength to cope with her unhealthy habits and bipolar disorder after learning she was pregnant.

My first trimester

Here is Nixi's story of coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy.

Glimmering hope

This is Justin's story about the challenges he faced after becoming a teenage father.

Roller Coaster

This is the story of how a strong relationship helped Samantha deal with family tension and an unexpected pregnancy after she was kicked out of her parents' house.


This is a young woman's story about recovering from a sexual assault, violent home life and unplanned pregnancy.

Kind words

This is a young woman's story about overcoming the loss of multiple pregnancies and healing from the depression that followed.


This is Mindy's story of drawing on inner strength and family support to deal with a challenging childhood and becoming a teen parent.

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