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Finding out you’re pregnant can be a big surprise if you haven’t planned it.

You might feel scared about telling anyone, or worried about how life will change. Expecting a baby can be a really exciting time too.

It’s a good idea to tell someone close to you. If you don’t feel ready to talk to your parents yet, confide in a friend.

Taking good care of yourself will help you and your baby stay healthy, and it’s important to see your Doctor as soon as possible. Make sure you go to your appointments.

Smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs are bad for you and your baby.

If you’re still at school, you’ll get help to continue your education. There’s also help to find you a job if you’re old enough to leave school. Just because you are a parent doesn’t mean your education has to end. Find out your entitlements and benefits.

What to look out for:

  • If your pregnant, don’t hide it. The sooner you tell someone, the better. That way, you can plan what’s going to happen in the future.
  • If you think your friend is pregnant, encourage them to talk about how they’re feeling. They’ll probably need a lot of support.

What to do:

When you go to see your Doctor, they will:

  • Talk to you about your circumstances and determine how many weeks pregnant you are.
  • They will more than likely make an appointment for you to see a Community Midwife.


Sexual Health Helpline: 0800 567 123

NHS Website

Ask Brook: 0808 802 1234

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