Many young people don't realize that marriage is really an option in a crisis pregnancy. Sometimes couples that marry in their teen years because of an unplanned pregnancy often enjoy a great deal of happiness. So don't rule out the possibility of marriage even if others think it's not a good idea.
Getting married means that your baby has the benefit of his/her father's name and income. In cases of separation, mothers who were married often are more successful in establishing child support and paternal grandparent involvement than the non-married. Of course, marriage requires that both individuals want to be joined in this union. At our center we can help both you and the father of your baby understand this option and the benefits it can bring to both your lives.