Finding out you are pregnant while still in high school can feel overwhelming and scary. You may be wondering if abortion is your only option, or if it’s possible to finish school while pregnant, and what a pregnancy means for your future.
The good news is you are not alone. There are resources and support that can help you wade through the confusion and get the answers you need. Read on to find out more.
You Have Options
First, there are laws that protect you and your rights. Title IX is a law that makes it illegal to discriminate against pregnant women or parents while they are attending school.
Also, many organizations in your community have resources designed to help you if you are pregnant in school or in the early stages of parenting.
These resources for pregnant students vary from assistance with medical care, career counseling, parenting classes, and much more.
There are also women’s clinics that will provide free ultrasound scans to confirm your pregnancy—providing you with the valuable information you need to know your options and help you make the best decision for your future.
Where to Start
It can be confusing to know where to begin with getting the information you need about your pregnancy or knowing the resources available to you in your community.
Are you feeling you could use some more support, even though you may have some friends and family you can lean on? That’s where A Friend for You can help. Our team is made up of women who know the stress and confusion of an unplanned pregnancy and are prepared to give you the help you need–on your terms.
One of our team members will be the knowledgeable support you need, helping provide the information about resources and options in the community available to you, including where to start getting the details you need about your pregnancy.
They’ll also be a listening ear, letting you share your thoughts and concerns about your pregnancy and helping you find answers to your questions.
Deciding how to handle an unplanned pregnancy is a big decision that will impact the rest of your life, but you don’t have to be alone while making that decision.
Reach out to us today and start getting the judgment-free help you deserve.