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Pregnant - need to tell parents
Posted on: 08/21/2006
My parents and I aren't very close AT ALL. I recently found out that I'm pregnant and I have no idea how to tell them. I know they need to know, but I'm so scared because I know they'll force me into an abortion which isn't what I want. I want to keep the baby, even though I know it's going to be really hard. How can I tell them and how can I convince them to not make me get an abortion?
You do need to tell your parents, but you can also get help in talking with them about what you want. Talk to your family doctor about the situation first and seek advice and help talking with them. You can go to Planned Parenthood for free confidential advice and help in talking with your parents. This is a very big decision and needs to made with an ability to weigh all the alternatives and especially your own personal choice. You definitely need some support and can feel much better if you talk with someone outside the family first.