Senior Year, a Quick Choice...and a Big Surprise

Eisenhower High School's perfect couple sent the gossip machine into overdrive. "I don't know how people found out, but … like everybody knew by the next day," said Hannah. The girl whom no one would have expected to get pregnant quickly learned that her popularity came at a price. "When I walk down the halls, I see people going 'Is that the girl, is that the girl,' and then I see them look at my stomach ... I have an audience of over 2,000 people and everybody's watching," Hannah said.

Hannah is not alone. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 47.8 percent of all high school students report they have had sexual intercourse. At Eisenhower High about 20 students become pregnant each year, principal Stacey Locke told ABC News. To help the students deal with the challenges that expecting and parenting teens face, the school provides a net of support to make sure students graduate and succeed, she said.

Teen Pregnancy: 'A Huge Detour'

"We provide an all-around support system in every facet of our school so that they can continue to get their education, provide for their child, and be successful when they leave," Locke said.

Hannah's father, Daniel, while very supportive of his daughter, said her experience should be taken as a lesson, not an example.

"This is hopefully going to be a wake-up call to a lot of families that have young girls that are in love and feel that they've met their soulmate and are going to be intimately involved with them," he said. "Let this be a wake-up call to the parents and take the precautions so this doesn't happen to other families."

Hannah, who missed her prom because of the pregnancy, is now facing that "wake-up call" herself, feeling overwhelmed and alone.

"The hardest part now is like, what am I going to do now? There's a huge detour in my life," she said. "I can't do everything I wanted to do. I think about that every day."

Hannah said it's hard knowing that she might not be with Taylor the rest of her life -- the two are currently apart. But he will always be the father of her girls, she said. "Taylor wants them to be in sports. He talks about how he wants to coach their basketball; he wants them to do gymnastics and all this stuff. I know he wants to be involved," Hannah said.

At the start of June, Hannah's thoughts on the future were overtaken by present reality. As her classmates and Taylor were crossing the stage to get their diplomas and ending one chapter of their lives, Hannah was beginning another. On June 4 she gave birth, two months prematurely, to Mya Danielle and Braelyn Marie.

With her babies in her arms, she says there's only one thing she knows for sure. "I'm going to be a strict mom," she said. "My kids aren't going anywhere. And they're not going to have boyfriends, ever.

"Well, at least not in high school."

Unexpected Turn

Early last week, on June 16, Hannah's story took one more unexpected turn.

One of her twins, Mya Danielle, died.

Early infant death is more likely to occur with teenage mothers -- and the younger the mom, the higher the risk. About one in 250 babies born to teens Hannah's age die in the first four weeks of life, compared with one in 300 for moms in their early 20s. Babies born to moms ages 10-15 have an even higher chance of early death.

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