Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult and stressful experiences a young person might ever face. You may feel afraid or ashamed, or worried about the effect your pregnancy will have on your life and relationships. Also, telling your parents may seem like an impossible task.
Denying the pregnancy will only make things worse for you and your baby. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. Call SAFELine at 814-456-SAFE (7233) to discuss your options. We will help you find the resources you need to plan for your and your baby’s future, and you will receive honest and sensitive counseling about the options available to you. Our support systems, including consultation with a psychiatrist, can help you make decisions and plan how to share the news with your family and friends.
In addition to emotional support, it is important to seek proper medical attention during your pregnancy, because you are at a higher risk of complications. Be sure to get proper nutrition and discontinue any use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs.