Don't get me wrong, the new life that is being born through the birth of every child is a blessing. However, being pregnant and fifteen in high school puts education on hold and/or makes it ten times more difficult to continue. Unless the baby is put up for adoption, he/she should be first and foremost on the top of your list of priorities. With this new responsibility, going back to finish school, I would imagine is very difficult. I wouldn't say it's impossible, just a lot harder. Why put yourself through the trouble if it's something that can be prevented? I think some of these young women fail to realize the impact that having a baby at a young age can have on them until it hits home. Maybe they wanted to have the child...but then again, I wouldn't be surprised to hear them say later on that maybe they should've waited.
For one thing, I know that maintaining a social life as a teenager is very important to most people. However, after having a baby that you are now responsible for, a social life may not be so easy to maintain. Sometimes, and maybe more often than not, you could find yourself exempted from things you normally would have been doing on a Friday night, like going to the movies, or one of your school's football games. A baby needs to be nurtured--fed, clothed, changed, etc., and needs plenty of your attention. Am I right? Surely, this new mother does not expect her parents to do all the work.
This leaves me here to stress the fact that having a child at a young age not only affects the mother. It affects everyone. As a teenager, there is still some things you have yet to learn when it comes to taking care of yourself, let alone a new baby. I guess it's not customary for a teen to consider these things when in the act. However, just stoping for a minute and rethinking the ways of going about it can save a lot of unwanted stress from an "oopsy" that can be prevented.