A-14-year-old minority female, facing the very real possibility that she may be pregnant. She has always struggled in school (she has been failed a grade already), and is currently a freshman in high school.
The environment of this girl should be designed in a manner which makes it conducive for a healthy development of both the girl and the baby she is expecting. She should receive guidance and counseling because she is at a very delicate age where decisions made by an adolescent may be irrational and careless. Being pregnant at 14 years makes her very exceptional among her peers and therefore, they may pay her more attention than she can handle. This is likely to affect her both psychologically and mentally and she may end up failing more classes until she is demoralized. Counseling her ensures that she is able to anticipate what will be coming her way from her peers in the course of her pregnancy and how she should protect herself from such challenges.
Major influences in her life in both school and home should provide a very welcoming attitude to her. This prevents stress and depression which is very prevalent among adolescent pregnancies. Stress and depression will lead to unhealthy development of the baby which can have a wide range of negative outcomes ranging from headaches, excessive bleeding, and death. The girl should have easy access to basic needs and support which are needed by pregnant women. This involves access to prenatal health care. She should be taken to a doctor who will examine her condition and the nature of her pregnancy. Some pregnancies are high risk while others are normal. Based on the nature of the pregnancy, the doctors will be able to advise her on the right way to take care of herself. The teachers should also play an active role in the support of this girl’s education. Pregnancy is a very hard time for such a young girl. Teachers should support her adequately as she may seem to be a weak student who can give up very easily.
Some types of environmental factors would hinder healthy development of this girl. The development of a pregnant teenager would be hindered by stress and depression from her external surroundings. With stress there is even a possibility that she can have cramping or excessive bleeding that can lead to miscarriage. The environment with physical stress can lead to many complication and stress need to be eliminated completely from her life. The environment with pollution, chemical, toxin and radiation can cause fetal damage in pregnant women. Her atmosphere should not have any allergy causing substance as pregnant women are delicate to such things. The environment should not have pollen grains, dust and smoke and such environment can cause rasher, shortness in breath, nausea or dizziness. Being pregnant would require you to have lots of fresh air and lack of it can lead to many problems to both mother and baby.
An environment where there is lot of air pollution and bustling noise such as...