Info and Advice


Finding out that you are pregnant, or going to be a father, can be a scary time in your life.
A pregnant young woman holds her bump

What can I expect if I am pregnant?

When you are pregnant, your body goes through lots of different changes. You might feel that you need extra support from your partner, friends or family at this time. 

Being pregnant can be an exciting time for new parents, but it can also put new parents under pressure. Young parents might find it difficult to cope and might feel isolated.

Support is available

It is important to know that you have the right to get medical help and support throughout your pregnancy. You also have the right to emotional support from the adults in your life and from professionals. 

You have the right to talk about the options that might work best for you and your partner. Lots of organisations offer information and support when you are making a decision on your next step. 

They include:

The Irish Family Planning Association

You can also contact Childline by phone, text or online. At Childline, we are here to listen to your thoughts and feelings. Childline is a confidential service and we don't judge you or tell you what to do. 

Contact Childline

Childline is always here to listen and to support you. You can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), text Childline on 50101 (10am – 4am every day) or chat with Childline online

Talking helps!


1800 66 66 66