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FOR YOUNG AND TEEN PEOPLE AND THEIR LIFE CHALLENGES

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FOR TEENS AND YOUNG PEOPLE who are wondering what life is all about ,  who are pregnant and not sure what to do   , who are struggling with drug and alchohol challenges    :

ON BEING A TEEN OR YOUNG PERSON WHO WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE "WHY" OF LIFE.

What to do for my baby : HELP WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT FORMULA , DIAPERS ,NEWBORNS, CLOTHES FOR YOUR BABY , BREASTFEEDING , WIC , AND OTHER FOOD SOURCES , TRANSPORTATION , PAYING FOR MEDICATIONS , PAYING FOR HOUSING ,  CLOTHES FOR YOU , BLANKETS ,

MENTORS AND OTHER NEEDS FOR TEENS , AND YOUNG PEOPLE , AND MORE FOR CHALLENGES OF LIFE AS A YOUNG PERSON.

 

 

This page started as a page for teen and young moms . It is morphing into a page for all aspects for teens and young people.

 

* * * * PLEASE BE CAREFUL * * * *
...with whom you chat, what you say,
and information you supply!
NEVER give out your name, home address, phone,
or other personal information online to ANYONE.

 

 

 This is a source for answering that question that we have all had in our heads at one time or another " What is life really all about , and how do I fit in ?"

http://www.teenhopeline.com/

 

 

 

08/26/08

Do you have questions about stuff that you don't want anybody to know about ?  Do you have questions that you are embarrassed to ask ? How about stuff like sex and trying to live as a teen ? It's all here .

http://kidshealth.org/teen/

Oh , don't be mislead by the link title above. This site is definately NOT for little kids !

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE 

I do not support any ads in the sidebars that are for abortions.

 God created that BABY inside of you ,and no matter how you became pregnant , that baby deserves to live .

"You saw me before I was born. Each day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed." (Psalm 139:16)

 

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08/16/08

Here is a page about bonding with a baby . It is specifically for bonding with a special needs baby , but it has good advice for all parents and their babies. Sometimes it can be a struggle to bond . When my daughter was born , we were both in intensive care for 4 days and I hardly had the strength to hold her even after that time. I love her SO MUCH ! I worked really hard to bond with her. I even watched old Cosby shows and other family shows trying to see how to bond with your kids ! I know , pretty bad , but I tried. My daughter is 20 now and a wonderful person . I just love her . She is cool.

http://family-friendly-fun.com/baby/bonding.htm

 

 

08/26/08

 

This site has tons of info. about newborns and what to do now that you have them at home !

http://www.pregnancy-leads-to-new-babies.com/sitemap.html

 

 

 If you haven't decided as to whether or not to keep your baby , read on.

 


Who We Are
"The Nurturing Network is a non-profit equal opportunity organization whose primary concern is the woman experiencing an unplanned - and probably unwanted pregnancy.

An “unwanted pregnancy” does not have to mean an unwanted baby. And yet abortion is often the only choice suggested to many women - especially those in the midst of a challenging education or successful career. Furthermore, while abortion services are readily available, resources in support of the birth option are comparatively scarce. Too often, there is little support for the woman wanting to give her child life.

This is why The Nurturing Network was created - to give a mother a real alternative, one which recognizes her unique values, needs and circumstances. Our Network is made up of dedicated, caring professionals who can offer the special support a woman needs to give her child life - and to make the most of hers as well."

 

 

THE NURTURING NETWORK

 

 

Here is another program to check out for pregnanacy as well as help changing other life altering challenges. This program is for youn women who are serious about changing ,and want to make their lives better.:

 Mercy Ministries is a non-profit organization for young women who face life-controlling issues. We provide residential programs free of charge designed to address the whole person: spiritual, physical and emotional. Our non-conventional approach to the underlying issues changes more than behavior; the Mercy Ministries program changes hearts and stops destructive cycles.
Our program includes life-skills training and educational opportunities that help ensure the success of our graduates. Our goal is to have each young woman not only complete the program but also discover the purpose for her life and bring value to her community as a productive citizen.
 

We have three facilities in the United States: Nashville, TN has 40 beds, Monroe, LA has 20 beds and St. Louis, Missouri has 30 beds. Plans are underway for a 40 bed home in Sacramento, California.
 
 

Since 1983, we have served thousands of young women from all over the world with varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Young women who come to Mercy Ministries are often facing a combination of difficult circumstances such as:

Abuse
 Self-Harm
 
Depression
 Addictions
 
Unplanned Pregnancy
 Eating Disorders
 

Many of these girls have sought treatment before with unsuccessful long-term results. Residents are in the program an average of six months and our services reflect their diverse needs. Our residents are young women who want to change and move beyond their difficult circumstances, yet have never found a source for help before Mercy Ministries. Young women who have graduated from the Mercy Ministries program are truly transformed. They are found in universities, corporations, ministries, the mission field, and raising families. At Mercy Ministries, they learn to believe in themselves and in God's love for them and gain life-skills that equip them for successful reintegration into society."
 

 

MERCY MINISTRIES ADMISSION PAGE

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION AND PAGES FOR TEEN MOMS

 

 

The lady who started this site sounds very nice and truly cares about the young moms out there. This is what she has to say about her site and her view :

  "These days a young mother is automatically looked upon as unfit and irresponsible. Young moms do not get the respect nor the help they need and deserve. That is why I have created "Teen Moms". I wanted there to be a place where young mothers (and even fathers) can come together, support each other, and help each other in the everyday trials we go through.
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This site can offer you links and information on Crisis Centers and Shelters across the US.  We also have links to sites that can help you out financially. If you are expecting - I have a "fetus" album with pictures of stages your little one might be in. We have an excellent Yahoo Group where we talk about motherhood, men, work, problems we are facing, etc!  To get in touch with other teen/young moms on a one to one basis, you can sign and view the "Teen Moms" guest book. We all need any support we can get!"


                                                                                                   
TEEN MOMS -OUR FAMILY DOT COM

 

YOUNG AND POSITIVE PARENTING.

 

 

 

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Here is a place called Teen pregnancy dot com and  what they have to say :

Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult experiences a young person might ever face when it interrupts school or other plans. It can create an emotional crisis resulting in feelings of shame and fear, and it may appear that you will crumble under pressures in your environment. The stress of how you are going to break this news to your parents might be even greater, and finding help may seem an impossible task.

You might think no one can help you, or you might be too embarrassed to search for help. However, denying the pregnancy or ignoring it can only make things worse for you and your baby. Denial will not take the pregnancy away; instead, you will lose the time you could have invested in prenatal care and counseling. You have options, and making a choice may be simple or difficult, depending on your situation. Check resources carefully and try to give yourself the opportunity to make the best informed decision possible.


 

   TEEN PREGNANCY DOT COM

 

 

 

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This page was started by a young mom who couldn't find the help she needed on the net , so she made here own page to collect what she found.This is a long intro. to the site , but it shows how much they want to help everyone .

Our Pledge
"The Young Mommies Help Site is commited to bringing young/teen mothers the best possible services and has had an extremely clear vision of how this will be best achieved since the site's "birth" in 1999. 

 This site respects all cultures, lifestyles and walks of life. We are a multi-cultural, multi-racial, and multi-ethnic site. Women of colour and of all nationalities throughout the world are welcome here. We are also tolerant of all religions, and women from all faiths/religions/spiritual paths are welcome. We are also a queer-friendly site, although obviously not a queer-focused site; bisexual mothers and lesbian mothers are welcome here. You will see mostly women posting here, and although this site isn't feminist-focused, we support feminist views and women's issues, and will not tolerate anti-feminist, anti-woman posts.

 And of course since most teen mothers aren't living in mansions, we respect people from all social classes, economic and financial backgrounds. We are also respectful of everyone's unique way of living, learning and being. We are respectful of everyone's unique physical make-up, and don't allow put downs based on physical appearance or disabilities. Mentally and physically challenged mothers are welcome here. No derogatory comments towards any one religion (or towards a lack of religion will be tolerated here. No racist, homophobic (or heterosexist), classist, ableist, or sexist comments will be tolerated here. "

 

 

 

 

***THE YOUNG MOMMIES HELP SITE***

 

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Here is another general site , but it includes alot of good advice :

MOTHER HELP INFO.~ ~ ~KEEPING YOUR CHILD

 

 

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If you are wondering : "What is going to happen to my body and how does the baby grow ? 

 

 

***PREGNANCY YOUR BODY AND THE BABY ***

 

 

 

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Here's a breast feeding message board with a forum just for teen moms to talk to each other. Breastfeeding is great for the baby , and cheap , but don't be upset if it isn't for you. What matters is the love and care and cuddling you give your baby.

 

***BREAST FEEDING BOARDS***

 

 

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Here is a page that is all about formula feeding. It tells about what kind to get , what supplies to get and what types are suited for your baby.

 

 

NEWBORN FORMULA FEEDING PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

      1-800-311-BABY          

is a U.S. government-run hotline that serves as one-stop shopping for all pregnant moms.                                                                                                                                                                                                            They can direct you to local services, including:

Domestic violence assistance if someone is hitting or abusing you.
Family planning if you don't want to get pregnant again.
Food assistance if you can't afford to feed yourself or the baby.
Medical insurance if you're poor and you can't afford coverage.

 

 

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Here's a forum for teen moms. You have to become a member to see what they talk about , but that is easy to do and free.

AWESOME TEEN MOMS WHO UNDERSTAND 

 

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08/27/08

This is a thread on a freebies site that I belong to .

It is full of contacts for free stuff for babies and young parents.

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/free-stuff/856489

 

 

Make sure you sign up for WIC ! This program will help with the following :

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children):


What it is: A federal program which provides healthy foods and nutrition information to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and infants and children under age 5. Most people who are income eligible can qualify with some sort of nutrition need.

Assistance which may be available: Supplemental food such as milk, cheese, cereal, peanut butter,juice, and infant formula; breastfeeding information and support, nutritional information and counseling.

To qualify: Be income eligible and have a nutritional need, and be either pregnant or up to 6 months postpartum for non-breastfeeding moms, up to 12 months postpartum for breastfeeding moms,also for infants and children under age


To find: Look in your phone book in the government pages. WIC may be listed under federal, state or local government.

How to apply: Call first and make an appointment. Your eligibility will be checked. For a child, height, weight, and iron count may be taken. To help determine nutritional need, you may fill out forms about you and your child's eating habits.

 

  WIC INFORMATION

 

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Here is a state by state listing of shelters if you need somewhere to go :

LIFE CALL SHELTERS BY STATE

 

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This page tells you everything you ever wanted to know about diapers (and some stuff you never wanted to know !) They also have a recipe for making your own baby wipes that  will  save you money.

CLOTH (AND OTHER) DIAPERING 101

 

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And here is where you can get cloth diapers if that is what you decide to use :

MIRACLE DIAPERS

 

This link is very slow loading , so you can just contact the Miracle Diapers this way if you want :

Can't afford to use cloth diapers? Can you really afford not to?

Miracle Diapers is a non for profit organization that provides cloth diapers to low income families.
We are in the last stages of becoming an official nonprofit charity and our 501(c)3 status is pending.

Thank you so much for helping us get more babies in cloth!


Please contact info@miraclediapers.org for more information.

 

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Here is a great place to go for  FREE baby items and care. See if you have a chapter where you live.

 

LOVE INC LAYETTE MINISTRY

 

Here is a map of states where you can find a LOVEINC ministry. If you don't see any in your state , you could still call the national number and ask where you could go for help. They will find a way for you too.

 

LOVEINC AFFILITATES

or try  :

Love In the Name of Christ
National Headquarters
430 Oak Grove Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tel (800) 777-5277
Tel (612) 872-8008
Fax (612) 872-6006

 

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