With teen pregnancy at an all time high, I think this movie couldn’t be coming out at a better time. It’s based on a true story. There is also a book out and now it’s being made into a made for T.V. movie. I feel the media is glamorizing the idea of being a mom at such an early age. These young girls are really in for a big suprise. From stereo types to body changes there is a lot to being a mother at such a young age.
The Pregnancy Project will be appearing on Lifetime January 28th at 8pm ET/PT. In it a young girl, named Gabby, is going to be graduating high school and has to do a senior project as a final grade. She notices that many of her fellow class mates are coming up pregnant and she decides to base her project on the stereo types of teen moms. So she goes under cover with the help of her mother, boyfriend, principal, and 1 teacher to fake being pregnant. Her family and fellow classmates are all unaware of this project. She goes through 6 1/2 months of this hoax taking notes on all the reactions from family, classmates, and teachers. And at the end gives an assembly explaining herself and her findings. There are many people who felt betrayed by Gabby when they found out the truth, but her teachers and family were very proud of what she had done.
Gabby wanted people to realize that you can still reach your goals and becoming pregnant at such a young age could happen to anyone, even a straight A student like herself. She wanted to show people how cruel and mean people are to the young girls. Many people have argued her project, saying that she didn’t have to go through with the birth therefore she doesn’t know how hard being a teen mother is. The sad truth is that these girls don’t see the reality to being a mother at such a young age. It comes with many dreams being pushed aside, many friends leaving, and many life changes. I love The Pregnancy project and strongly suggest watching this with your teenage daughters. We need our children to understand that being a mother is an amazing gift, but it is much easier to enjoy when the time is right. And truthfully it’s just so hard to do when they are still babies them selves.
***Disclosure: Reviewed by Khristian Kritz contributor.***