I am pregnant

By ghanamma
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unplanned pregnancy

I am 19 and I just found out I am pregnant. I am a sophomore in college, and I don't feel that I am ready to be a parent. My parents don't know, and I don't want to tell them. They don't believe in abortion. My boyfriend doesn't want to have a kid either, and we both feel like we have our whole lives ahead of us. What should I do?

You are legally an adult, so the choice is in your hands as to what you can do. There are several choices you can make but each one begins by telling your family the truth and having an open discussion about the options that are available to you. Let them know that in the end, you will be the one to make the choice that is best for you. You should reach out to a counselor at school or at planned parenthood. They can help you go over your choices and what each choice will mean for your future. Three choices that are available to you are to have the baby and raise it yourself; have the baby and put it up for adoption; or to have an abortion. Take the time to go over each choice and imagine what your life and future will be like if you go down that road. This is a very important decision and you want to know all your options before making the choice that will be best for you.