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
- 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
Ask Brook: 0808 802 1234
Keeping Children and Young People safe is everybodies