PLEASE PLEASE HELP. 17 and pregnant

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Registered: 02-12-2012
PLEASE PLEASE HELP. 17 and pregnant
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Sun, 02-12-2012 - 5:05pm
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Registered: 11-04-2009
Sun, 02-12-2012 - 5:17pm
Have you seen a doctor? That's probably the best place to start. If you can't see your family doctor, try a local clinic. Talk to them about how to tell your parents.
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Registered: 02-12-2012
Sun, 02-12-2012 - 5:19pm
Yes, I've been to the doctor. Unfortunately, they didn't offer me much on how to tell my parents. They just said to tell them like it is.
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Registered: 02-15-2012
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 11:37am
There is not easy way of doing it try something like " mom dad I love you guys and I feel like I need to be adult and talk to you guys about the situation i got myself in, I wasnt as resposible as I should have been and I am pregnant, wether yall support me or not, this is really happening and though I am sure you guys are disappointed but I cant change it now I love you guys" and see what they say, just be honest
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Registered: 02-15-2012
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 1:23pm

I know what you are going through although I got pregnant at 18. It was still difficult to let my mom know. It all depends on your relationship with her. I was scared because my mom usually gets very mad over things so I text her and let her know and she just asked if i was keeping the baby i said yes. After we just talked face to face about everything and she supported me. So sooner or later you have to tell her and I would say sooner is better she doesnt want to be the last person to know she should be one of the firsts she will appreciate the honesty. Also I know you said you guys are financially fit but no matter what you will go through hardships I wish you two the best because you both really need eachothers support. My son is 7 months now.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 3:02pm

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Registered: 03-24-2012
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 3:58pm

Hey, Im 17 and I just had my baby in december. When I found out I was pregnant I was 16. It never is easy telling your parents, they most likely will be mad! But when they see your baby the day he/she is born they will love your baby to pieces! I got married at 16 and my husband was 18. Now im 17 he is 19, and it is a great life! I felt the same way you felt! How am I going to do this? But as soon as your baby is born your motherly instincts kick in, all you want to do is change diapers and feed your baby. You feel as if you knew this information forever. My advice to you is stay stress free and happy! Your emotions effects how your baby will act when it is born, I was really stressed when I was pregnant and my baby came out with colic.

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Registered: 04-25-2012
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 5:46pm
You know them better than anyone else...My mom was nervous and had to tell her strict parents she was pregnant with me. Its got to be the scariest thing in the world. Just know that no matter how you tell them, its going to be hard on them and they will be upset at first but they will love your baby as much as you do. My grandpa still called me his favorite granddaughter. You will be ok! Hugs!!!!
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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 5:46pm