Cynthia

“You are the best mom your baby could ever have.” During her senior year of high school, Cynthia Chavez got pregnant and faced doubt from…

Danielle

Suffering from depression her entire life, the year before Danielle became pregnant she attempted suicide four times. Before her last attempt she “just wanted to…

Margarita

When she was 14-years old, Margarita was addicted to drugs and in and out of the juvenile justice system. During one stay, she discovered she…

Amanda

When the emergency room nurse told Amanda she was pregnant, she thought she was delivering good news. It seemed to the nurse that Amanda, then…

Danielle

The Danielle you see today – healthy, happy, sober, working hard toward an ambitious goal – is a different person from the 25-year-old woman who…

Arianna

When she was 17-years old and eight weeks pregnant, high school senior Arianna enrolled in Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) at United Way of the Coastal Bend…

Rosa

At 18 years old and three months pregnant, high school graduate Rosa moved from Houston to Round Rock, Texas, to be closer to her baby’s…

Yessica

Ready to enter her sophomore year of high school and three months pregnant, 16-year old Yessica decided to learn how to take care of herself…

Twymitchellyn

When Twymitchellyn found out she was pregnant, she wasn’t sure how to react. “I was scared, nervous, basically, every emotion you can feel at once,…

Tiesha

At nine months, Elisa is a crawling, babbling, cooing, healthy and happy baby. But the path to all this unabashed delight was far from carefree.…

Sophonie

This story was originally published on the Healthy Teen Network Guest Blog. On June 1, 2018, Sophonie Celestin graduated from high school in Seaford, Delaware.…

Sam

Alone and pregnant after a broken engagement, Sam, 24, worried about caring for a baby. “Oh boy,” she thought. “What did I get myself into?…

ROSA

“You’ve been a big part of our journey…I don’t think I could’ve done it without you.” New mom Rosa Flores talks with her Nurse-Family Partnership…

Mahogany

The rain was coming down heavily as wind pounded on the side of the house. New mom Mahogany was inside trying to soothe her 3-month…

Kayla

“When I found out I was pregnant, I was in shock. It was the biggest and best surprise!” exclaimed Nurse-Family Partnership graduate Kayla. When she…

Mirna

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and greater Houston area, 28-year-old Mirna was among thousands of people forced to leave their homes for safer…