I’m 15 and I'm 6 months pregnant - I haven't told anyone but it's beginning to show - what can I do?

Hi, I’m 15 and just found out I’m 6 months pregnant. I've been with my boyfriend for 10 months.

I’m still at school and am doing very well; I’m not achieving anything less than B grades.

My boyfriend who is 17 years old says he'll stand by me whatever the decision but I don’t think his heart’s in it.

I also want to tell my mum but I know she'll try to make me get rid of it but I’m showing already. I keep having to hide my body from everyone...I don’t know what to do....I feel as though no-one understands.

I’m also not sure whether I want to keep it I've always wanted a baby but I’m scared about how it will change my life and interfere with school.

I found out my baby will be a boy and I’m going to call him Tyler-Morgan.

My boyfriend is still around but is being really distant. I could really do with his support but I’m not getting it and its only a matter of time before my mum finds out.

WHAT CAN I DO? the school are asking me questions left, right and centre and i cant cope...I feel so alone and scared...what about the financial side of having a baby? My £20 a week pocket money cant stretch that far!!

Please help me, I’m considering suicide after the baby’s born, I just cant face my mum. I just cant! 

This story was sent in on 07/10/2009

Editor's comment

Thank you for telling us your story.

I think if your dates are correct and you are 6 months pregnant then you would not be able to have an abortion. It is legal up to 24 weeks of pregnancy but at this stage, it sounds as though that would not be an option for you.

It would be good to find some adult that you can trust, perhaps a family member, friend, or teacher. This is a difficult situation to face alone and you will need to plan for the future. You may feel very low at the moment but I think if you can get someone you can talk to it would help. You can ring your nearest centre where someone would be able to speak to you and get you the help you need. I hope that you will have the courage to talk to someone about your situation.

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