Q: I am still in high School and I am pregnant, what do I do?

 

While you might think that you have ruined your life and it’s all over the truth is you have not ruined your life at all and the adventure is just beginning. Like so many more before you, you are going to get through this and come out on the other side a better person. This is all assuming you have taken the pregnancy test at least 3 times all with the same result. Unplanned pregnancy is a tough thing to go through especially if you are a teenager. You are faced with what now seems like countless issues to deal with and go through. Various questions pop up into your head like: How are you going to tell your parents? What are your friends going to say? What are people in your world going to say? What are your siblings going to think? While it feels like it is the end of the world it is not. We are going to discuss the best options to take:

 1. Tell your parents, in cases like these parents are not usually mad contrary to what young people believe. In most cases we are scarred to tell the people who will support and fight for us because we are afraid of what they will say. Honestly family and friends usually understand the pressure you are going through, hence, in most cases parents are very understanding and supportive. It is important to note, while your parents might be surprised and to some extent disappointed, they are still going to LOVE you. In most cases parents will come to terms with it and offer you world class support.

If you are still too sacred to tell your parents, or if your parents are over reactors, then try telling a family member or sibling whom you trust and your parents respect. This ensures that the news is broken delicately to your parents.Owing to the respectable figure involved the issue will also be handled in a civil manner.

If there is no one in your world to tell and you are all alone try calling kid’s helpline or other support networks provided below, they will talk to you and help you. It is important for you to understand that you are not alone in this world and you have a lot of people willing support you.

IMPORTANT CONTACTS FOR SUPPORT

Kids Help Line 1800 551800 Tollfree number Web: http://www.kidshelpline.com.au
Birthline (Pregnancy Support) 24hr Information & Advisory Service Web: http://www.birthline.org.au Phone: (08) 8363 1444, Phone: 1300 139 313
Pregnancy Support Website: http://www.pregnancysupport.com.au
Pregnancy Help Line Phone: 1300 792 798 (QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT) and 1300 655 156 (SA, WA, TAS, NT)Pregnancy Counselling Link
Birth Trauma & Stress Support Group Web: http://www.tabs.org.nz Phone: Ursula: (07) 3809 0196

 

Child and Youth Health Parent Helpline (24hrs) Web: http://www.cyh.com Phone: 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia)


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