Finding out you’re pregnant or your girlfriend is pregnant can be a big surprise if you haven’t planned it.
You might feel scared about telling anyone, or worried about the future. It’s a good idea to tell someone close to you. If you don’t feel ready to talk to your parents yet, confide in a friend.
Dads too might not feel ready to be a father just yet. Having a baby means big changes in your life but it can be really exciting, too.
Taking good care of yourself will help you and your baby stay healthy and it’s important to see your GP as soon as possible. Make sure you go to your appointments.
"Smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs are all bad for you and your baby and can have permanent effects on you both."
If you’re still at school, you can get help to continue your education. There’s also help to find you a job if you’re old enough to leave school. Just because you are a parent doesn’t mean your education has to end. Find out about your entitlements and benefits.