I’m almost 17 years old and went to a party with a big group of friends about two months ago.
We all got extremely drunk – I was in an awful state. I woke up the next morning with a boy I know really well and who I’ve gone through school with.
We chatted that morning, but haven’t spoken much since.
I have been on the pill for the past year for health reasons, but I discovered two weeks back that I’m pregnant.
I’ve always wanted a baby, but most certainly not at my age!
I have no idea what to do, as I know the boy will not step up and become a father figure to the baby, and my mother and father will be furious.
I have always taken my pill consistently, but I know things like this can and do happen.
I don’t want a baby at this point in my life, but I’m not the sort of person to get rid of one either.
First of all, you need to go to your doctor, have another test done and get your pregnancy dated. Do it now while it’s very early on.
Certain things can impact on the effectiveness of the Pill, such as vomiting and diarrhoea or certain medications – your doctor can give you more information.
You can have counselling to help you reach a decision. But, the fact is, if you decide to keep the baby, you have to tell your parents.
No, it’s not a perfect scenario and you didn’t want it to happen at this point in your life, but it has.
Also, don’t worry about what other people will think. Just focus on yourself – the people who matter will be supportive.
I’m sure your parents will be shocked and even devastated, but parents are also pretty good at stepping up and dealing with things – don’t underestimate them.
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