Just to clarify, I have not gone insane. Writing the title like an insane person was my point. Normally, I don't worry too much about other people's lives. So, why should I worry about teen pregnancy? See, when a 10-year-old girl says to me "I think it'd be great to be a teen mom," I start to. Well, kids, there are a hundred different reasons why it would truly suck to be a teen parent. The first and most important: Money, or rather, your lack thereof. We can't escape the fact that children. cost. money. Just so I don't explode your heads with the amount of money it costs from birth to age 18, we'll start with birth to a year. Prices may vary, but a 2-bedroom apartment in my area WITHOUT roaches and mice costs $1,900 per month. That's $22,800 for one year. A used car (because you can't get around otherwise) is $6,000 at the very least. Now, let's get to feeding the baby. With formula and baby food, the total cost is around $1,800. That's just the baby, not you. Clothes is about $300, depending on where you buy it from. A crib is about 80 bucks and with sheets and a mattress, it's a ballpark figure of $200. Toys, mobiles, soap etc is about $90 total. Childcare is $8,800 per year. At the end of it all, you're paying a whopping $39, 990 for one year. Not including pre-natal care and all your needs as a parent. Guess what? After 1 year, the baby doesn't move out. You're still stuck with it and growing costs of food, clothes, etc. As if this wasn't bad enough, your chances of actually getting a job are pretty slim if you haven't finished college, let alone if you haven't finished high school. Plus, you can kiss dates and going out with friends good-bye. Even with childcare, you still need to bathe the baby, do night feedings, and stay in the house with them. So, really is it as good as it seems?