A teen pregnancy in the real life is a very complicated thing. It’s a hot mess of surprises, worries, difficult decisions and mean judgments that could make anyone go crazy. But, people do manage to find their light at the end of the tunnel; and if it’s possible for one person, it’s possible for many, right?
The Sims 4, being a simulation of the real life, is always trying to catch up to that complexity, but at times it falls short. Such is the case when it comes to teen pregnancy, which by the way isn’t too rare in today’s modern society. So, the people turn to mods and CC to accommodate their gameplay and make it as realistic as it can be. Well, Darkpool’s mod offers you a chance to play through a teen pregnancy. With it, your teen Sims can get pregnant, go through all the different phases and give birth to one, two or more beautiful babies. So, if you feel ready to spice the lives of your teens, then let’s begin with explaining the mod!
The Teen Pregnancy Mod: an Overview
Here there are equal pregnancy options for teens and for adults! So, while your teen Sim is pregnant, everything will flow the same as with your adult Sims. This means that your teen will go through the three standard trimesters, experience all the moodlets and finally deliver a healthy baby.
You will also be able to dictate the speed of the pregnancy, to choose which stage to be in, to reveal the gender of the baby through a scan. All the rest of the interactions work normally too and the child will age as all the other children. For the most part, the mod works very well and it’s definitely worth your time if this feature is an absolute necessity for you!
“Try for Baby with” is an option for any of your teen Sims who are in a romantic relationship. Now, if you don’t know already, two Sims cannot try for a baby right away. Their relationship or marriage has to be a bit matured and the bar filled to at least 40% or 50%. To do this faster, it definitely helps for a Sim to have a charisma or some sweet love aspirations. The rest is the usual: flirting, pickup lines, appearance compliments.
Once you get to this point, go and try for a baby! As always, the pregnancy odds in The Sims 4 are pretty high, but that still doesn’t mean that it will happen on the first try. You might have to go for a couple of times before your teen girl will be eating for two.
Fertility traits definitely help to increase these odds, so don’t hesitate to use some achievement points to increase it on both of your Sims. Plus, if you want more than one baby, like twins or triplets for examples, the fertility levels also influence whether the girl will carry one, two or more kids in her belly.
Players have funnily suggested that trying for a baby in a hot tub has a 100% success chance, but since we don’t know what triggers it, we cannot confirm it for sure. But why not check for yourself and give it a go? And when your girl is pregnant, the rest is done normally.
Visual Glitches and Problems
Something that you will quickly notice as well are the two main visual glitches that appear when using this mod:
- There is no pregnant belly/ or the pregnant belly won’t disappear. The Sim can go through the whole pregnancy without showing any visual evidence that she is pregnant, since her belly won’t grow ever. Or if it does grow, sometimes it can stay after the birth too! For some players this might be interesting, but since it’s not realistic, some find it annoying.
- The baby is randomly generated. The mod works randomly when it comes to the baby’s genetics. When the baby is born, the chances that it will match its parents are pretty low. We are talking a totally different skin tone, eye color and face shapes, ethnicity and race as well.
However, these are just minor annoyances that are easily fixable through the Full Edit mode. Whenever they appear in your game, just go through cas.fulleditmode and fix the looks of the pregnant Sim or baby however you want.
This mod works great with the MC Command Center. There a lot of tools in there that further enhance the teen pregnancy. If you are interested, you can download it here here. And to get the Teen Pregnancy Mod, visit this blog. On the page you will notice a range of similar mods, including a marriage for teens. All of them work alongside with this one, so if you wish, you can definitely add them all.