It is true – college is incredibly hard at times, but it becomes immensely hard if you become pregnant. According to a recent review by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2014), a large portion of women who get pregnant in college end up dropping out temporarily or permanently.
What if you get pregnant during college?
If you are pregnant in college, and you know you will give birth before your graduation, you will need to make special considerations for you and your little one while you’re in school. It is a wise idea to take a semester off while baby is a newborn, and resume college classes once they are at least three months old.
How common is it to get pregnant in college?
Based on the survey, about 50% of college students have unexpected pregnancy. They do not have the plan that they will be pregnant in college. About three-quarters of the unplanned pregnancies are women who are young.
How do you go to college and have a baby?
Strategies for Going Back to College After Having a Baby
- Set a routine. Baby needs a routine anyway, so create one that works for both of you. …
- Take advantage of “free” time. Truthfully, you may not have a lot of free time with a newborn. …
- Know your limitations.
Is being pregnant at 21 bad?
Getting pregnant in your 20s may statistically be the easiest time to get pregnant. But that doesn’t mean everyone will will conceive without trouble. Miscarriage rates are also lower in your 20s, but miscarriage is still common and happens to people in their 20s.
What are my rights as a pregnant college student?
Pregnant or parenting students are protected by Title IX.
Title IX states that no school that receives federal funding can discriminate against someone because of their sex, which includes discrimination due to pregnancy, giving birth, abortion, recovery from childbirth or any related conditions.
How can a college student avoid pregnancy?
Students use contraception inconsistently and report condoms as the most commonly used contraceptive method. The most effective approach to preventing both pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) is to combine hormonal birth control (or another long-acting contraceptive method) with condom use.
Can a school randomly search you?
YES, but only under certain circumstances. First, your school must have a “reasonable suspicion” that searching you will turn up evidence that you violated a school rule or law. Second, the way your school does its search should be “reasonable” based on what is being searched for and your age.