Pregnancy / Young parents
Finding out that you are pregnant or going to be a father can be a scary time in your life.
Finding out that you are pregnant or going to be a father can be a scary time in your life. If you are female you may find that your body goes through lots of different changes and both parents might feel different emotionally too.
When someone is pregnant they may find that they need extra support from boyfriends/friends/family. Being pregnant can be an exciting time for a new mother and father but it can also be a very demanding time. Young parents may not cope well with the pressures and it may leave one or both feeling isolated.
It is important to know that you have the right to get medical help and support throughout your pregnancy and that you also have the right to emotional support from adults in your life and from professionals.
We believe that you have the right to talk about your options that best suit you and your partner. There are lots of organisations that can offer information and support while you are making a decision on your next step. We have included some below:
You can also contact Childline by phone, text or through our website. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the number is 1800 666 666.You can talk to us by text by contacting our Teentxt service and this is open 10am-4am daily, all you have to do is text the word ‘Talk’ to 50101. Alternatively you can chat to us live on the One to One facility on our website.